NY Hound coming to DC- Dinner Idea?
I am coming to DC two Mondays from now and looking for an idea for a romantic, but casual late (10pm-ish) dinner in the Downtown/Dupont Circle area. Open to cuisines and not worried about price, but I just don't want a stuffy/upscale or steakhouse type atmosphere. Looking for more of an intimate wine or tapas bar feel. Would love some suggestions. I am out of touch with the DC scene.
There are a couple of good options for a good late night dinner in that area of DC.
My first choice would be Rasika West End. I recently had a wonderful late night week day dinner there with my fiance. Make a special request for one of their cool-shaped booths. And make sure to order the palak chat! This is a modern-style Indian restaurant---wonderful decor, drinks, food and service. It also won't be as loud as it is at peak hours so you should be fine.
Other ideas: Equinox, Cork, and Lincoln.
I think coming from NYC, Jaleo and Zaytina... perhaps even Proof, will feel stuffy/upscale/conventional. I think Estadio is a great suggestion.
Is this a date? Birch and Barley/Churckey might be a good option. You could eat dinner at Birch and Barley, then head upstairs for drinks at Churchkey if things are going well.