Last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton dined with her husband Bill Clinton, and actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen at Midtown Greek restaurant Estiatorio Milos.
Especially since Hillary-sightings have been sparse since the election, the seafood restaurant is a unique choice for Clinton, whose New York standbys include Hillstone, Rao’s, and Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster.
True to form, HRC stopped to take photos with a few of her devotees:
Chef Costas Spiliadis opened Estiatorio Milos in 1997 on West 55 Street. That same year, then New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl awarded Spiliadis’s seafood two stars, calling Milos one of the “most appealing new restaurants in Midtown, and the perfect place to bring a crowd.” Just two years ago, Pete Wells downgraded Milos to one star in a joint review with Greek newcomer Limani. Wells notes that the menu’s expensive prices, “read like a long series of typographical errors.”
Still, through the years, Estiatorio Milos has been a hideaway for the rich and somehow-famous. Its success has even prompted outposts in Miami, Las Vegas, Montreal and a still-in-the-works second New York location.