05/02/2012 AT 05:55 AM EDT
and four friends dined at The Majestic in Alexandria, Va., and the actor
kept a low profile in his classic black shades and simple button-up shirt during the meal. Pattinson stopped by for a late dinner and stayed at the restaurant until closing time.
The actor cordially mingled with the crowd at the Majestic's bar while waiting for his table, and his group enjoyed each other's company and were "genuinely kind to staff."
Pattinson dined on a Caesar salad and steak, medium-rare, than thanked the chef for his meal.
"He's a real class-act gentleman," says a source. – Helin Jung