Looking for good dinner and brunch places. Coming to town for two nights and open to exploring other areas of the city as well. Price is no object and we like all kinds of foods. Casual or fancy....we just want good food with a nice atmosphere. Thanks!
In Dupont, I really like Sushi Taro. If price is no object, and you like eating adventurously, make a reservation for the chef's counter. It's an unforgettable experience - check out the review in the Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/....
I also like Firefly, Blue Duck Tavern, and Tabard Inn, and all three of these places do a great brunch, also.
I recommend Komi as the best choice for dinner. It's one of the top restaurants in DC and is my number one favorite - I only wish I could afford to eat there more often! You didn't say when you are coming, but if it is within a month from now, your chances of scoring a reservation are slim.
1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036
No, really, apparently they book right away, first thing in the morning, as soon as a day is available, as with Minibar, etc. I think it the OP called, say, an hour after they opened for reservations, it would be too late. Has this not been your experience? I wonder if it's a recent development.
I called Volt because we were given a gift card there for our wedding to try to pre-reserve spots for table 21 to celebrate our 1st anniversary and his returning from Afghanistan. Granted, it's a long ways away but hey - just thought I'd try...they are booked for every single night through all of 2011. That's AMAZING. Luckily I'm on the list to try to reserve for 2012 :) But I thought that was amazing!