3 1/2 days in DC
LA Hound making his first trip in a few years to DC (middle of May). Coming for the Durer exhibition at the National Gallery. Will be staying across the street from the New York Ave/Vermont Ave Red Line station, but no car. Arrive late Saturday evening, depart Wednesday afternoon. Looking for interesting/unique choices for breakfast/brunch and dinner. Fine dining or neighborhood favorites both OK. Price not a major factor. Our last trip included great meals at Blacksalt, Vidalia, Blue Duck Tavern. In the past I've enjoyed meals at Obelisk, Jaleo and many others. After reading through similar, older threads on this board, I was wondering whether you guys had any more up to date suggestions?
Thanks! I already made a reservation at Birch and Barley for one of the nights. I remember trying to get to Cashions during previous trips: I'll look at them again. I also reserved nights at Ethiopic and Vidalia, but there is plenty of time to rearrange things, within the limitations of Sunday and Monday closures.
La Diplomate (including for brunch)
Ishikaya Seki (at the bar)
redesigned and rejuvenated Jaleo
Fiola great, but prices have skyrocketed there
2 Amys if you're out near the Cathedral
Mi Cuba Cafe
Zenebech Injera (haven't been, but I trust the raves)
the new Red Hen in Bloomingdale looks very promising
If you're staying near the New York Ave station, that's within walking distance of the new Union Market, which has a lot of cool stuff.
I think Thai X-Ing is new-ish in its current form. Informal, BYOB chef's choice prix fixe Thai. $20-40 pp depending on the night, I think.
In the same area, Zenebech has remodeled, looks nicer, and is still awesome.
Kushi is an Izakaya-style place, great small plates and sushi.
Ceiba, Acadiana, and Churchkey are excellent.