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Hillary Clinton and Mayor Menino dined together in the South End on Wednesday

Mayor Thomas Menino and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down for a quiet dinner in the South End on Wednesday night, the mayor said. Their dinner prompted some light chatter on Facebook and Twitter after they, along with Clinton’s security team, were spotted at Hamersley’s Bistro on Tremont St.

“Both of us were talking about our transitions,” Menino told the Reporter, referring to his decision in March not to run for a sixth term and her departure from the State Department in February.

Menino, who says he hasn’t yet decided on what’s next for him, quipped that he asked her for some pointers on the transition process.

Asked if they discussed Clinton running for president in 2016, Menino stated that Clinton said she was “taking the summer” and relaxing.

Clinton has also served as a New York senator. Her bio on her recently launched Twitter account provides an overview: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD...”

Menino is a longtime friend of the Clintons, backing former President Bill Clinton during his time in the White House and supporting Hillary Clinton’s run for president in 2008.

Menino told the Reporter he ordered the roast chicken, a well-known specialty of the popular South End bistro. It was a “relaxing night,” he said.