This article originally appeared on November 23, 2022, published by Axios Washington D.C..
White House secretaries and the Georgetown glam set have made Cafe Milano the power spot of official Washington. But in this town of social bubbles, if you’re looking for the see-and-be-seen haunt of local D.C., you go to the banks of the Anacostia River to check out The Point.
There you might spot, say, Mayor Muriel Bowser dining at the fire pits, former council members in the deep orange booths, and neighborhood bigwigs snapping selfies and munching on roasted oysters.
The Point’s owner, Greg Casten says he didn’t intend for The Point to become the District’s new political haunt. When it opened in the spring of 2021, it was an early arrival in Southwest’s rapidly developing Buzzard Point, making full use of riverside views of the new Frederick Douglass Bridge.