Restaurant in downtown DC
I'm meeting an old friend for dinner tomorrow night, and we're looking for someplace to go. There's construction all around me at the moment, and I can't think of a thing. She'll be staying near the White House, but anywhere in downtown DC (incl. Dupont) is good. I'm thinking up to moderate price range (but can be less, of course), not steak and not sushi, and someplace not too noisy, so we can talk. Other than that, it's wide open ... what do you recommend? Thanks!
East of the White House:
Red Sage at 14th and F - Border Cafe is less expensive than the grill
Butterfield 9 , also at 14th and F, is wonderful - expensive but they have special menus, pre- and post-theatre, degustation, bar plates, etc.
Fourth Estate at the National Press Club (14th and F) is open to non-members at slightly higher menu prices - good food, quiet dining room at night
M & S Grill at 13th and F - good American style food
Chef Geoff on 13th between E and F
Tosca at 1112 F is expensive but wonderful, quiet at night.
And if you can get the right table away from the noise of the bar, Old Ebbitt is a faithful fallback.