VP Biden and Wife Dine at River Cafe

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife enjoyd a delayed Valentine’s Day celebratory luncheon at the River Cafe.

New York Daily News: Vice President Biden swooped into the city yesterday and treated his wife, Jill, to a belated Valentine’s Day meal in Brooklyn.

Trailed by a phalanx of Secret Service agents, the Bidens swept into the trendy River Cafe, overlooking the East River, about 1 p.m. They sat at a corner table in the dining room.

According to the Daily News report, the Veep had sirloin steak, while his wife chose bass. Jill Biden is said to regard River Cafe as her favorite restaurant. Update: Jonny Diamond in The L Magazine has some questions for the Secret Service agents who got pizza at Grimaldi’s while the Bidens enjoyed their romantic meal.

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  • my2cents

    Nice photo snag there!

  • x

    If he just walked in with sunglasses on and without his entourage, I probably wouldn’t recognize him.

    He just has a generic looking face.

  • WillowtownCop

    I wonder if the secret service got to cut the line at Grimaldi’s.

  • jorale-man

    Great shot, I love the secret service guy talking into his lapel!

  • http://www.valeriefrankel.com val

    Last time I went, they made my husband put on a jacket. I guess vice presidency has its privileges.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    According to the Daily News story, Biden was wearing a jacket when he was in the Cafe. He must have doffed it as he was preparing to get into the car.

  • my2cents

    I heard the waitress asked “Do ya mind if I call ya Joe?” and then wrote the order on her hand.

  • Reggie

    Does the vice president have a position on whether the River Cafe lease should be re-written to help fund Brooklyn Bridge Park? Staff did brief him on the whole cabaret license brouhaha, didn’t they?

  • scranton guy

    Joey B is a Scranton guy!!!! We are much tougher than you New Yorkers:) Joe B doesn’t wait in line, people form lines around him. When Joe Biden walks into the River Cafe, people take off their jackets and lay them on the floor for him. H aha just kidding. Ate there for the first time on Saturday and had an amazing dinner.

  • nancy

    why do we care?

  • Chuck B.

    “The trendy River Cafe”? In 1996, perhaps, but that’s not the adjective I would use now. Romantic, yes. Delicious, yes. Trendy, no.

  • No One of Consequence

    Vice President Who?

  • nabeguy

    Willowtown, I think they probably had to wait behind John G Jr. Personally, I like the fact that Biden was biding his time in the area, but I have to ask… did Limo Force Two park in the bike lane?

  • my2cents

    Nabeguy, he didn’t park in the bike lane, but I think he had some phoney baloney paper placard in the windshield with an eagle on it.

  • nabeguy

    my2, it was Biden…that was a turkey, not an eagle.

  • my2cents

    it was grasping a martini glass in one talon and a golf club in the other, so who knows…

  • HeightsDiva

    Did he also think that place is overrated?

  • nabeguy

    my2, your description sounds more like a Republican…and we all know that elephants can’t grasp anything.