I'll be in town for work later this week, staying in Dupont Circle, and looking for great foodie places to dine alone. I've looked around the site and seen a number of tempting looking places but would love to not spend an arm and a leg - I work for a nonprofit and they're footing the bill.
These are my current maybe's:
Mark & Orlando's
Bistrot Du Coin
Hank's Oyster Bar
For lunch, I'm planning on Central & Brasserie Beck to give you an idea of my other eating plans.
Info about me: my home base is San Francisco; I prefer slightly lighter fare but am not calorie-fobic; at home I'm all about local food. Feedback?