Where to take my big brother to dinner?
Big bro is coming to town from Louisville, KY. He is staying at the L'enfant Plaza hotel and wants to 1) stay pretty close to the hotel and 2) have something he can't get in Louisville, i.e. Chinese, Italian, Steak, chain restaurants. He likes good food but isn't a huge foodie (but we are!). Suggestions?
Well... if you don't mind spending money:
Rasika (this would be my choice - probably can't get good Indian in KY and they also have very unique dishes)
Without seeing your price points, I actually think that Bistro du Parc would be very convenient for you and the menu should appeal to both of your tastes. Plus, you can walk through the Willard afterward and maybe grab a cocktail in their historic bar.
I agree Rasika would be a unique and delicious choice. For Italian I would take him to Bibianna.
I know this is late, but I am surprised no one mentioned the Maine Avenue Seafood Market. Right down the hill from L'enfant Plaza, and definately not an experience one would find in Kentucky. A true taste of DC.