My fiance and I are taking an overnight to DC from Southside VA to play tourist and visit the museums and the zoo. We'll be there on a Tuesday night looking for dinner, and since we'll have a nice romantic hotel room to come back to, we're looking for a nice romantic meal to close off the day. Considerations to make in your recommendations should be:
-No suit/tie/jacket requirements. Not that he won't wear one, but I don't want the kind of place that requires it.
-Prefer to lean toward upscale, but not by DC standards. We'd like to stick between $100-150 for the two of us with everything.
-Somewhere with a view would be greatly preferred, but I'm willing to give that up for a fantastic meal.
-No franchises. I can get that at home. Looking for original DC venues.
-Major consideration: I am an incredibly picky eater. It's mental wiring, not upbringing. I know this is a foodie board, so I hope you can still help. I'm a consistency whore, so no gourmet menus where I can't pronounce anything and no meals the size of a crouton. I'm not big on French or Thai, and I'm more of a red meat, potatoes and chicken type of girl. However, my beau will eat anything you put in front of him, particularly fish and vegetables, so a diverse menu would be appreciated.
-Something close to a metro stop would be greatly preferred, as I know about the parking issues downtown. We're staying at the Omni but it doesn't have to be superclose to that.
-Please provide personal recommendations from places you have been to in the past six months or so, and any users that can second or third the recommendation would be greatly appreciated. I'll be sure to post my decision and review once we get back, and thanks to all in advance!