My friend and I have been treating each other to spectacular meals for our birthdays for going on seven years. The gifter chooses the restaurant and treats, carefully selecting based on the WP dining guide, the Washingtonian's 100 Best Bets, and now I pose the question to you, Chowhounders. So far, in order, we've enjoyed: Oceanaire, Palena, Little Fountain Cafe, Cashions Eat Place, Equinox, 2941, Aquarelle, Obelisk, Maestro, MiniBar, Citronelle, and CitZen.
Where should we go next? Price is worth noting, but we are willing to splurge for excellence.