Senators put politics aside and break bread at Nopa

WE HEAR: Their politics are very different, but a bipartisan group of senators is at least able to choose a Washington restaurant to break bread together, as lawmakers from across the aisle chowed down at an American brasserie on Monday.

ITK hears the private dinner at Nopa Kitchen + Bar in Penn Quarter included Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Susan Collins (Maine), along with Senate Democrats Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), and Mark Warner (Va.). Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) also joined the across the aisle gathering.

No word on whether they agreed on an appetizer to split.