WASHINGTON -- The H Street corridor was abuzz with presidential dining chatter on Friday afternoon as numerous unconfirmed reports that a notable VIP would be dining at Smith Commons restaurant started circulating on Twitter and on various neighborhood blogs.

All signs pointed to the special someone being President Obama.

By dinner time, the president's restaurant plans were confirmed: Obama joined winners of a "Dinner With Barack" campaign contest at Smith Commons.

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    From left Pattie Laliberte, Deidra Orosa, Joe Laliberte, Mario Orosa talk with President Obama while having dinner at Smith Commons restaurant October 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential reelection campaign. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mario Orosa, left, and Ron Cathey, right, listen to President Obama speak during dinner at Smith Commons restaurant October 12, 2012, in Washington. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential reelection campaign. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Deidra Orosa, left, watches as President Obama, right, speaks with her husband Mario Orosa during dinner at Smith Commons restaurant October 12, 2012, in Washington. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential reelection campaign. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    From left Pattie Laliberte, Deidra Orosa, Joe Laliberte, Mario Orosa, President Obama, Kimberley Cathey and Ron Cathey talk while having dinner at Smith Commons restaurant October 12, 2012 in Washington, District of Columbia. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential reelection campaign. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the Secret Service's counter-sniper team watch from atop Smith Commons restaurant as President Obama has dinner with supporters October 12, 2012, in Washington. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential reelection campaign. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    President Obama listens to guests during a dinner with campaign contributors who won a chance to diner with the president at Smith Commons restaurant October 12, 2012 in Washington. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential re-election campaign. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    President Barack Obama, right, at Mintwood Place restaurant in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, with winners of a campaign contest, including Ben Oakleaf and his mother Rose Oakleaf, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, center, sit at Mintwood Place restaurant in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, with winners of a campaign contest, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, including David Garcia, and his wife Rose Garcia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sit at Mintwood Place restaurant in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, with winners of a campaign contest, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, including from left to right, Henry Scurry with wife Latasha Scurry, Ben Oakleaf, with his mother Rose Oakleaf, David Garcia and his wife Rose Garcia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    President Barack Obama, right, sits with Rose Oakleaf, left, at Mintwood Place restaurant in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, during dinner with winners of a campaign contest, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    President Barack Obama has dinner with campaign donors and winners of the "Dinner with Barack" contest at The Liberty Tavern in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Va., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. From left to right: Ken Knight, U.S. postal worker from Chandler, Ariz.; Wendi Smith, artist and retired professor from Corydon, Ind.; Casey Helbling, enterpreneur from Minneapolis, Minn.; President Obama; Juanita Martinez, retired teacher from Brighton, Colo. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with grassroots supporters Judy Glassman, a retired school administrator from Cambridge, Mass., and Mitch Glassman, an artist from Cambridge, Mass., at Boundary Road Restaurant in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with grassroots supporters at Boundary Road Restaurant in Washington, from left, Robert Newkirk, Sr., a professor at Tennessee State University from Nashville, Regina Newkirk, a non-profit executive from Nashville, John Loringer, an attorney from Wauwatosa, Wis., Cathleen Loringer, a former social worker from Wauwatosa, Wis., Judy Glassman, a retired school administrator from Cambridge, Mass., and Mitch Glassman, an artist from Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with grassroots supporters from across the country at Boundary Road Restaurant in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama eats lunch with Wyndi Austin, Paula Matyas, Jim Heath and Janet Jones, the four winners of the "Lunch with Barack," Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Lincoln Restaurant in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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    President Barack Obama eats lunch with Wyndi Austin, Paula Matyas, Jim Heath and Janet Jones, the four winners of the "Lunch with Barack," Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Lincoln Restaurant in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

According to the Associated Press, Obama's dinner guests were Kimberley Cathey of Greensboro, N.C., and her husband, Ron; Mario Orosa of North Canton, Ohio, and his wife, Deidra; and Joe Laliberte of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his mother, Patti.

What's on Smith Commons' dinner menu? Entree choices from the regular menu include turducken, parsley-crusted grouper, lamb chops and chickpea ravioli.

Obama has previously joined winners of the "Dinner With Barack" campaign contest at various D.C.-area restaurants, most recently in August at Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan. In March, Obama dined at Boundary Road on H Street.

The Obama Foodorama blog notes that the contest dinner scheduled for Friday is the final one of the series.

The president and first lady recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown.

This post has been updated with information about the dinner.

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