Sarah Sanders is seen here during a White House briefing.
The news was then shared in a soon-tweet by Clean Virginia executive director Brennan Gilmore, before being eventually confirmed by Sanders herself on Saturday.
Restaurant manager Stephanie Wilkinson told The Washington Post she received a call from her chef around 8 p.m. that the staff was concerned after Sanders arrived with her husband and six others in the 26-seat restaurant.
Now the restaurant's Yelp review page has become a battleground for the administration's supporters and critics.
They do not prohibit direct discrimination against individuals because of things they have said and done.
Earlier in the week, Mr Trump's homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen cut short a working dinner at a Mexican restaurant after protesters shouted, "Shame!" until she left.
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President Trump has now halted family separations but says he remains committed to the "zero tolerance" policy.
Sarah, I know you don't care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702 (a).
"Sarah, I know you don't care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702 (a)", Shaub tweeted Saturday, referencing the law that states government employees can not use public office for private gain.
"The notion of shunning or excluding or heckling can devolve into philosophical hair-splitting as to whether someone has engaged in normal public service or whether they've strayed outside the bounds of decent behavior", she writes. Or you can ask for the "Hate Plate", he tweeted. And appetizers are "small plates for small minds", Huckabee said.
Ms Wilkinson said she had consulted her employees and they had agreed that Ms Sanders should be asked to leave.
"You have my full support!", one commenter said.
But this reversal didn't prevent officials and aides in Trump administration from facing confrontations at restaurants in the Washington D.C. area.
Passersby gather to take photos in front of the Red Hen Restaurant, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Lexington, Va.