Hello DC Hounds,
I will be in DC from 9/1-9/6 and am in need of opinions for a 60th Birthday Celebration Dinner on 9/3. The birthday lady has requested Italian and I have read many glowing reviews for both Tosca and Obelisk, so I need some advice on which one to pick. I already have a reservation at Tosca via opentable.com and am planning on calling for Obelisk on 8/3 so I will have a back-up.
Specifics: We both like good food and exceptional service (I am way more of the 'foodie' and picky however). Regionality of the cuisine doesn't really matter to either of us either. I am aware that both places have tasting menus too and am pretty sure that we will end up going this route to give us a sample of the full range of the cuisine; therefore I don't want to spend more that around $85 per person. However, if the non-tasting menu, a-la carte items are better please give me some suggestions on what to order.
Plus, if there are any better Italian options at this price range please don't hesitate to let me know. We will be staying near Capital Hill and want to stay in the DC metro area as well.
Thanks in advance for advice