Rasika West End was overflowing with D.C. newsmakers Tuesday night. First, President Obama's nominee for national security adviser, Susan Rice, dined at one table with her family. Then, at another table, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer had a meal with PBS' Jim Lehrer. And finally, Shaun Donovan, secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, ate at a third table, a restaurant rep tells Yeas & Nays.

Also, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was dining down the street at the Oval Room with a lady friend. He arrived about 7:30 p.m. and stayed for about two hours, a restaurant rep reports.