Recommendation for restaurant in SW (L'Enfant) or will travel! for tomorrow
Hubby is down in DC. and just had a pretty lousy dinner in the hotel. I would like to send him a couple of recommendations for tomrrow. I have been reading many of your posts but am having trouble figuring out which of the restaurants that are getting good reviews might be close to where he is staying - at 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW. . If there are no good choices nearby he is willing to hop on the metro to get to one! Looking for reasonable to midrange (unfortunately is on a non too generous per diem), innovative or incredible prepared food. Is there a place that might fit the bill and have some decently priced/good selection of wines by the glass also? Looking forward to your replies.
"Penn Quarter" is roughly 7th St NW between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street. It's less than a 15 minute walk from L'Enfant Plaza or one Metro stop. There are a couple of dozen restaurants in that neighborhood, most of which have been mentioned here. I'd suggest that he just go up there and peruse menus in the windows. Some may be too busy to drop in without a reservation other than to eat at the bar, but they aren't all like that. He's bound to find something appealing. Or he can go up another 3-4 blocks (or the next Metro stop) and he'll in Chinatown. That's more other-than-Chinese these days, quite the nice-casual dining scene with a few particularly interesting places.
L'Enfant Plaza is pretty much of a dead zone. He'd be smart to get out of there for a decent meal.