Obamas have trendy Manhattan date night

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama proved they really are the hippest first couple by ditching elegance and dining at a trendy restaurant in downtown Manhattan.

Wednesday evening POTUS and FLOTUS took to Houston Street for a date night at Estela, a tiny tapas-style restaurant, where they ate burrata with salsa verde and bread, two endive salads, and tomatoes and croquettes.

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"Gran lío en el Soho: tras hablar al mundo en la ONU,Obama cenó anoche croquetas con Michelle en el restaurante Estela"

Translation

"Big Trouble in Soho : after talking to the world at the UN, Obama dined last night with Michelle in croquettes Estela Restaurant"

Posted to Twitter by @desdemanhattan

"Obama is here in soho NYC! #Obama #estela #NYC"

Posted to Twitter by @elishafu

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Turns out Obama's personal chef, Sam Kass, is good friends with Estela founder Dan Farber. Farber and the Obamas attended Kass's recent wedding to MSNBC host Alex Wagner. The restaurant posted online that it was "humbled" by the first couple's visit.

People trying to commute home Wednesday night may not have been as "humbled." MSNBC's Cara Maresca tweeted an image of the crazy traffic outside Estela.

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The Obamas, who are in town for the UN assembly, returned to the Waldorf Astoria hotel shortly before 10:30pm.

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