Congresswoman, Romney go out to eat following Election Day losses

The Las Vegas Review-Journal writes that the Nevada Democrat “sought comfort the way any real Las Vegan might” when she was eyed chowing down Thursday at an all-you-can-eat Thai food restaurant in what’s considered the nation’s gambling (and buffet) capital.

Republican incumbent Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election More Senate Republicans pressure Treasury over debt-equity rules Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears MORE won reelection on Tuesday in an ultra-close race against Berkley.

But Berkley didn’t settle for just anywhere to get her post-election sticky-rice fill. The eatery where Berkley grabbed a plate, Lotus of Siam, has been dubbed by a former food critic for Gourmet magazine as “the best Thai restaurant in Las Vegas — and maybe anywhere.”

Frommer’s called the $9.99 lunch buffet at the dining destination “more pedestrian, if still excellent.”

Berkley was seen making her way through the buffet line before sitting down at a table of about eight companions, according to the newspaper.

The lawmaker wasn’t the only one spotted dining out after an election loss. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was seen grabbing a low-key dinner with family members at Lumiere in Massachusetts on Saturday night, writes Us Weekly.

A source tells the mag that while Romney “looked a little down,” his wife, Ann, was “cheering him up and ‘being affectionate.’ ”