Solo-dining and/or take-out, DC area
I'll be staying at the Embassy Suites Washington DC on a Sunday-Friday and need dinner recommendations for nearby places to dine solo or pick up take-out. Breakfast and lunch already covered by the conference I am attending.
Prefer healthy options (fish, grilled chicken), although ethnic recommendations (including Italian, Chinese, Japanese/Sushi, Thai, Indian) are welcome. I will also have a car, although that may be more of a hindrance than a help.
It depends on whether you're near the Convention Center, or at the ES on 22nd. If you're near the convention center, just search this board for "penn quarter" or "gallery place" or China Town - all are easy and safe walking from the Convention Center ES. For quick and healthy there's a new salad place on 7th called Chop't, and both Zaytinya and Jaleo in the area have tapas sized servings, many of which are quite healthy. Oyamel has some very healthy Latin-inspired dishes (ceviche, salads). Oya has nice sushi. Kanlaya on 6th is an inexpensive but lovely Thai place.
If you're on 22nd, you're not far from Kaz Sushi Bistro. The best deal in town near there is the half-priced tapas from 3-7 in the bar at Taberna del Alabardero, a very fancy Spanish restaurant.
I believe you aren't too far away from Hook in Georgetown for fish (maybe a short cab you can drive, but you will either have to drive around for street parking or park in a garage as they have no valet. You also aren't too far from circle bistro on washington circle which has a nice bar you could probably eat at. You also are close to the new Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert. Sushi Kaz is pretty good, it is much better if you sit at the sushi bar because I think the service is better there. I also don't know how far you are from Vidallia they have a nice bar and I am sure they would serve you there if you didn't want a table the bartenders I have spoken with their were very nice.