We'll be in DC the weekend of July 4 to visit 24 yr old son (Ballston-Arlington) and see the fireworks. He plans for us to go to either Ray's the Steaks or Ray's Hellburger, or both. Last time we were there (fall 2007) we went to CF Folks twice, Palena back room, Dino, Thai Square, Jaleo and Black's happy hour (Bethesda) before going to catch our plane home. We'll be there Friday AM to Tuesday AM. I was considering either Passage to India or Rasiki, maybe Majestic or Restaurant Eve in Alexandria for lunch, maybe Hank's Seafood, and the Sunday brunch at Cafe Atlantico? And there's some place in Reston he wants to try. Please let me know your thoughts on these. If we actually go to the mall for the fireworks on the 4th is there somewhere near the mall where should we eat on Saturday, or just have a good lunch and not try dinner? Or should we avoid the mall and watch from elsewhere? I imagine he might have a BBQ with friends as an option since it will be July 4th. He has a small car but metro accessible would probably be preferable since there will probably be 6 total. Thanks for your help!!