I'm a chef from Rhode Island, and I'm going to be spending 4th of July weekend a Hotel Rouge in DC. I was looking for recomendations from local foodies for a great tasting menu with wine pairings for me and my girlfriend. I hate to put a price tag on it, but there are plenty of other activities planned for the weekend.....Hence the budget
While it's not in DC-proper I highly recommend Restaurant Eve. As a chef I'm sure you will love what Chef Armstrong is doing out in Old Town Alexandria. There is a bistro (where I ate) and a seperate Tasting Room, which I hear is excellent.
I also really love the Tasting Menu at Equinox. Equinox has excellent sourcing and their dishes included some of the freshest local ingrediants around. Depending on your wine/drink situation that should bring you right around $200 or so.
Finally, while I have never been, I've heard wonderful things about Komi. Book well in advance, since it's one of the hottest tickets in town.
Yes, go to Komi! Their tasting menu is delicious, varied, well-paired with the accompanying wines and the perfect amount of food and wine. I left full and satisfied but not overstuffed and drunker than I had intended like I did at Citronelle. The best meal I've had in DC so far.