I am going to be attending an incredibly boring meeting in your great city in mid May, and I'm bringing my wife and two sons, age 2 and 8. We love to eat, and having just returned from Barcelona and Nice, rather spoiled. Our two year old is great in a restaurant, and our 8 year old had sushi as the food for his last birthday- his request.
The cost is not a major consideration. We want great meals, with an emphasis on food that is not necessarily indiginous to D.C., if that exists, but perhaps an ethnicity that we can't obtain in Boston.
Also, in my previous visits, some restaurants have a formality that is rather "foreign" to me, as are the twenty something staffers in their ties. We do not want to hit a place with a two year old and be treated poorly. We also want to avaid the generic Legal Seafoodsesque envirorment.
Any suggestions?? One of the best reviews on DC food came from Johnny Apple's book, and he once advised me to go to Obelisk- he actually replied to an e-mail from someone he had never met.
Thanks ever so much!!!