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 CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSenate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight Winners and losers from the government shutdown Shutdown leaves federal employees in the lurch MORE (Tenn.), Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteUS sends A-10 squadron to Afghanistan for first time in three years No, the US did not spend million on a gas station in Afghanistan Lessons from Alabama: GOP, throw out the old playbook MORE (N.H.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight Winners and losers from the government shutdown Overnight Energy: Trump imposes 30 percent tariffs on solar panels | Zinke to push road through Alaska refuge | Supreme Court rules against Trump in water rule fight MORE (Alaska), and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSchumer warns McConnell against immigration ‘breach of trust’ Senate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight Overnight Health Care: Congress funds children's health program after four-month delay | PhRMA ups lobbying in Trump's first year | Collins 'optimistic' ObamaCare fixes will pass MORE (Maine), along with Senate Democrats Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampDems sour on shutdown tactics Senate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight Scott faces GOP headwinds ahead of potential Senate bid MORE (N.D.), Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Energy: Trump signs solar tariffs | Energy official say ‘bomb cyclone’ justifies coal push | Trump chemical safety pick leaving EPA Manchin tells colleagues he's running for reelection: report Trump admin uses recent 'bomb cyclone' to push coal energy MORE (W.Va.), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellySenate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight Winners and losers from the government shutdown Live coverage: Government shutdown stretches into second day MORE (Ind.), Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenDems sour on shutdown tactics Shutdown grinds into workweek after Senate fails to clinch deal WHIP LIST: Shutdown looms as Senate lacks votes to pass House spending bill MORE (N.H.), and Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerMissing text messages inflame Republican anger at the FBI Congress needs bipartisanship to fully investigate Russian influence Senator using 'talking stick' breaks Collins' glass elephant during shutdown talks: reports MORE (Va.). Sen. Angus KingAngus Stanley KingSchumer comes under fire over funding deal Senate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight 2020 Democrats vote against Schumer deal MORE (I-Maine) also joined the across the aisle gathering.

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