Hillary Clinton looks glum as Bill Clinton cozies up to Sting's wife Trudie Styler at posh restaurant, show pics
Hillary and Bill Clinton were captured in photos enjoying dinner with friends on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Tuesday, May 25 evening. The former presidential pair were seen arriving separately with a Secret Service detail to high-profile restaurant Fleming by Le Bilboquet.
Hillary Clinton reportedly looked glum while sipping her favorite white wine as her husband was deeply engrossed in conversation with Sting's wife Trudie Styler, who was caught resting her head on Bill's shoulder while posing for a group selfie.
Exclusive photos obtained by the Daily Mail saw the former POTUS rocking a blue suit with a checkered button-down shirt and no tie. Meanwhile, his wife, a former US Secretary of State, wore a three-quarter-length striped wool coat, per the outlet. The famous couple was joined by Trudie and two others in the outdoor seating area of the restaurant. They enjoyed a live conversation and meals at the posh establishment, where entrees reportedly range from $23 to $43.
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According to the newspaper, Hillary arrived first at the restaurant at 6.30 pm. Bill arrived in a separate vehicle just a few minutes later, before snapping a few selfies with fans and then heading to the table where his wife was already seated with "a brunette woman and a young man with glasses," who weren't identified. Trudie arrived at the restaurant shortly after.
The merry group of five, at some point, had a waiter take a group selfie. A bystander claimed Hillary did not want to be a part of the photo, per the Daily Mail.
The group was finally seen leaving the restaurant around 9 pm when some well-wishers approached the Clintons for selfies. The couple obliged and took photos, before she and Bill hopped in the same car and went home together.
In 2019, staff at Fleming by Le Bilboquet claimed that their bosses allegedly made them Google the names of guests before handing out reservations. This was allegedly done to ensure the guests were either rich, famous, or both. The posh New York restaurant can accommodate only 50 people across 20 tables inside. Other notable celebrities that have been spotted dining there include Ivanka Trump, Robert De Niro and Paul McCartney.
However, according to a page-long 'Fleming Hostess Reservation Protocol' document, hostesses are required to "pull up each unknown guest on Google." Their staff has previously claimed it's because they "want to keep the restaurant for special people only." But while bosses admitted to carrying out online searches at the time, they vehemently denied it was to filter out diners who weren't rich or famous.
"Yes, we Google people," a waiter at the restaurant told the New York Post at the time on the condition of anonymity. "There are more rich than famous people coming in but we get Robert De Niro, Paul McCartney, Ivanka Trump."
The staff member added that those entering reservations needed to clear it with their manager before confirming their tables. Meanwhile, those who are rejected from the dining list simply don't get their phone call returned, someone who works in the kitchen told The Post.
A rep for Fleming by Le Bilboquet categorically denied the claims. "What the staff is claiming is absolutely not true and whoever said it is making it up," Josh Vlasto told the Post at the time.