Robert Downey, Jr. enjoyed 'nice, quiet dinner' at Milwaukee restaurant
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MILWAUKEE - A Hollywood celebrity sighting happened in Milwaukee in recent days, as Robert Downey, Jr. ate at a local restaurant.
"Robert Downey, Jr. was sitting right here at this table," said The Packing House general manager Chris Wiken to TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.
"All the diners left him alone. He enjoyed a really nice, quiet dinner," said Wiken, who was working at the restaurant when the Iron Man III star came in with two other men.
"The staff kind of recognized him right away, but you never expect someone of that stature and level of celebrity to come in to your place."
Downey, Jr. apparently was not in disguise.
"He looked just like he looks when you see him on the red carpet or something like that. He had his sunglasses on, his hair kind of down, pulled over his face a little bit."
He was on his way to Massachusetts to shoot "The Judge," a comedy-drama set to be released in 2014.
Downey, Jr. apparently flew in on a private plane and had a three-to-four hour delay, so he walked across the street from Mitchell International Airport and dined at The Packing House.
Wiken said he ordered shrimp scampi and finished off his three-hour dining experience with an espresso.
When asked if he left a good tip, Wiken said "[He and his guests] took very good care of all of our service staff."
He also apparently took pictures of the restaurant and staff with his camera and personally thanked the staff.
"He was very nice, very nice."