My husband and I are booking a room at the Hotel Palomar in a few weeks for an in-town getaway. He is early 30's and I am late 20's and we rarely get to eat in DC proper. We are looking for a delicious dinner relatively near the hotel (prefer not to Metro, but we will have a car or can take a cab). I do not eat meat but I do eat seafood and my husband loves meat and seafood. We both love Italian. We have enjoyed 1789 but are looking for something a little younger in feel where we can leisurely enjoy our meal and not feel rushed since this will be the part of the weekend we're looking forward to the most.
We are planning on spending up to about $150 including cocktails/wine. Thanks for any suggestions!