White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant on Friday night because she works for President Donald Trump.
A co-owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, asked Ms Sanders and her family to leave as a protest against the Trump administration.
Ms Sanders tweeted that "her actions say far more about her than about me".
Stephanie Wilkinson said she believed Ms Sanders worked for an "inhumane and unethical" administration.
She told the Washington Post that she decided to ask the Trump spokeswoman to leave the 26-seat, "farm-to-table" restaurant after talking to her staff.
"Tell me what you want me to do. I can ask her to leave," she said she told them. "They said yes."
The incident comes days after Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was booed at a Mexican restaurant in Washington DC.
Both cases come amid increasing pressure on the US government over its controversial policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the Mexican border.
President Trump has now halted family separations but says he remains committed to the "zero tolerance" policy.
The restaurant's Facebook profile has seen a surge of one and five star ratings since news of the incident broke on Saturday, while its online reviews have become increasingly polarised.
One negative review of the restaurant online read: "I was dining at the Red Hen and witnessed them rudely refuse service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I was disgusted and appalled by the incident. I will never eat at this establishment again."
"Terrible ownership and management: bigoted and prejudiced," wrote another reviewer.
But thousands of other users supported the decision. One wrote: "Love this place. Morally superior and the food must be delicious..."