Lunch with a 17-year old in DC
I'm taking my 17 year old niece to DC for a day of museum-going. Where should we go for lunch? She is a suburban kid who has been to DC many times, but usually lunches at the Smithsonian. I'd like to take her somewhere with a hip and modern feel with more locals than tourists. Budget is not an issue.
i bet she would feel cooler than school at zola! it's very sleek and the food is great. definitely modern and hip.
Central is hip, modern and delicious---plus it's near the museum's so you won't have to travel too far. Other options might be Zaytinya, Jaleo, or Cafe Atlantico.
Or a quick metro transfer to Gallery Place will offer many good options.
Sushi-Go-Rounds, Zengo Asian Fusion, Matchbox... the options are endless.
Central is great. There are many adventurous items on the menu, but also just burgers as well.