good retaurants for teens
brother coming to town with pre-teen and teen neices and nephews. looking for fun places to take them to eat, very dc-ish. I like Ted's Bullitan but looking for more suggestions, particularly on Capitol Hill, Gtown, or near downtown attractions. no chains, thanks for any suggestions!
adventuresome eaters might like Ethiopian--there is a place in Georgetown (Das) but I think Etete or Dukem (near the U St. metro) are better. It's a cuisine few other parts of the country offer like we do. Also near the other U St. metro exit is Ben's Chili Bowl. Definitely very DC-ish.
on Capitol Hill, Market Lunch at Eastern Market? The Mitsitam Cafe at the Native American museum? You can also eat in the Supreme Court: http://aoc.gov/food-and-gift-shops and several congressional office buildings: http://radining.compass-usa.com/ushou....
You should probably also take them to a cupcake shop. Georgetown cupcakes if they like the show...if not, I think Baked and Wired (Georgetown) and Sticky Fingers (Columbia Heights) are great.
on the Hill, Cava Mezze has a good selection of Greco-Med small plates (a little something for everyone) in a hipster-ish setting. it is one of three (does that constitute a chain?)
I find it hard to second some of braver's suggestions, but the call for Dukem or Etete are spot on. those would be a good idea. DC's Ethiopian is (sadly for others) FAR better than anywhere else and those 2 and some others up near U are the best examples (search that and I'll let the others get violent, people do have strong opinions)
I guess technically Hill Country is a chain (since they have a restaurant in NYC) but I think teens would like the food there.
They might also think tapas at Jaleo would be fun (I think I originally went there as a 17 year old looking for colleges).
Other places to consider that might be teen friendly: Oyamel, Central, Good Stuff Eatery, and Lincoln.