We're visiting DC from NY and are looking for a restaurant for this Wednesday. I know how to use the search engine, but it would be useless since I can't really narrow it down much. Here are the parameters:
Not too expensive (though doesn't have to be rock bottom pricewise)
Something unique, or at least something hard to find in NYC
Not too spicy (and probably not Thai since my husband hates peanuts)
Not too loud
Cuisine: open to lots of possibilities. Husband can be adventurous, though he really does love meat-and-potatoes or seafood.
Neighborhood: we're staying on E St., N.E. but could be open to any neighborhood that is dense with interesting restaurants. I remember from my last visit about 15 years ago that Adams Morgan was a good neighborhood for that. Still true?
Hope that helps. I love Chowhound and check the NYC boards daily. If anyone has any questions about that, I'd be happy to help.