Drew Barrymore told us she had “more mature” plans for this week’s trip to D.C. than her previous visit — and, bless her, she tried.
After slipping away early from the Sequoia afterparty Wednesday for the premiere of her “Big Miracle” in Georgetown, she and fiancé Will Kopelman resurfaced in Dupont Circle around 9:30 p.m. where they tried to get a table at Komi.
Sophisticated choice: The fixed-price Greek restaurant routinely makes the D.C.’s-best lists and scores the maximum four stars from Post critic Tom Sietsema. Arguably a cut above Fox & Hounds, the dive bar just a few doors away where Barrymore spent a long evening in 2007. (Yeah, we still can’t get over that.)
But Komi turned them away! They were too late — by about a month. Komi takes reservations 30 days in advance. Not only were they fully booked that night, we’re told, but the tiny space can only seat four at a table. Barrymore rolled up with a posse of about 10. And under best conditions, probably too late to make it through the leisurely multi-course tasting menu.
Oh well. She and her friends ended up chowing down at Shake Shack a couple blocks away, taking a table in the back of the upper level, according to a fellow diner. Paparazzi caught up with them on the way in and out of the burger joint.
updated 7 p.m.
Read earlier: Drew Barrymore and proud Alaskans launch ‘Big Miracle’ in Washington, 1/27/12