Casual restaurant for first night in town (Monday)
Could you kindly recommend a casual place for me and my husband for our first night in town. Somewhere within an easy metro or cab ride of the National Portrait Gallery or Dupont Circle.
Quiet and relaxing would be perfect. We will have had a long day and will be facing a hard day Tuesday.
American or French are preferred.
Thank you very much.
District Commons is a short walk from the Foggy Bottom metro stop on the blue line. It's got some energy so not very quiet, but if you ask for one of the booths along the window that should be relaxing. Service is good.
Two things I like are the Roasted Duck “Low & Slow” and the mussels with Limoncello. My wife really liked the shortribs "burger" but I didn't try it. I've been a couple times and the only thing I suggest you avoid is the brick pressed chicken.