Dining alone near Union Station this weekend
I'm coming to DC for the weekend-- for work. I'm staying at the Hotel George near Union Station and will likely be dining alone for dinner Friday (after I arrive from NYC), and lunch Sunday (before I head home)... and maybe dinner Sat evening if I'm feeling anti-social!
I've read the boards and have seen a few good recommendations for the area but I don't know if they are open on the weekend, or appropriate for a solo diner. I am flexible about cuisine, though I don't eat meat (I do eat fish), and since I'm flying solo I'd prefer casual places.
Options near my hotel are ideal, but I'd be willing to hop on a bus or the Metro a short distance to enjoy great food in an interesting neighborhood.
Thanks in advance!
In your hotel is a wonderful French themed restaurant Bistro Bis. And around the corner is good but expensive seafood restaurant Johnny's Half Shell. Both are business casual
15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Johnny's Half Shell
400 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
you'll be fine - there will be open places and good ones for a solo, and if they give you 'tude well nothing is more satisfying than a brush-off
Johnny's sounds the most likely
I had a great dinner at the bar at Art and Soul recently. It is upscale southern style food and it has a comfortable atmosphere. It's also right around the corner from your hotel. Also, Charlie Palmer's is about 1-2 blocks away - I think they have the best chi-chi burger in the city, and sitting at the bar is always an interesting experience.
Art and Soul
415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
oops sorry I missed the thing about no meat... so skip the burger at Charlie Palmer's and get the lobster corn dogs.
Real casual but Bistro Italiano on Massachusetts (actually D Street NE - on the other side of Union Station from your hotel) is good cheap Italian. It's quite a bit cheaper than the other (good) suggestions you've had so far.
320 D St Ne, Washington, DC