Hillary Clinton got quite a warm welcome when she went to Upland this week — the former secretary of state received a standing ovation as she walked into the Murray Hill restaurant.
Clinton arrived with her daughter Chelsea, Chelsea’s husband Marc Mezvinsky, and media exec Barry Diller and sat in a booth in the public dining room, according to a video of the visit posted to Instagram and Page Six. Patrons of the California- and Italian-cuisine restaurant were very excited by Clinton’s presence. Several posted selfies with her afterward, calling her “queen.”
Last fall, Clinton also riled up fans by sending Joe’s pizza to people waiting in line for the signing of her book What Happened. Restaurant-wise, she’s been spotted at Midtown Greek restaurant Estiatorio Milos, Rao’s, and Red Rooster in Harlem.
Upland — an acclaimed restaurant from Stephen Starr and chef Justin Smillie — is also a favorite of President Barack Obama. He’s visited the California-inspired restaurant multiple times over the years.
When you’re enjoying dinner in NYC w @katiekr and she asks why you’re staring at the two women who just walked in and it’s bc it’s Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and they’re standing right next to you and your mouth drops but then you shake their hands and tell them you love them (and tell them Texas loves them too bc #represent). Then everyone in the restaurant gives them a standing ovation bc But you don’t ask for a picture bc #respect but damnit I wish I got a pic #dreamsdocometrue #imwithher #imstillwithher #hillaryclinton #standingovation