Once a week my boyfriend and I try a new place in DC. As long as it's metro accessible, we will head anywhere. I found in the express and in the Washington Flyer Bar Pilar in U St. "Great prices, great food, great atmosphere." Well, no. Food was tapas, which is fine, but it was the price of a regular sized plate and it tasted fine. The atmosphere was horrible. A crappy tavern turned into a yuppy cramped wine bar?! We were smooshed against the wall and people were standing literally with their rear ends in our face. We couldn't even hear each other. And the waiter seriously smelled SO bad!
So... we're running out of places. We really like just relaxed, local, good food, reasonable prices, places not a lot of people know about.