where to take my Mom on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. She'll be coming to town for a few days and my husband and I know we'll be ready for a restaurant by then. She is 66. We are 34. We can't do my original ideas...Blacksalt, Hook or even Cafe Atlantico because there's just too much seafood for her. She doesn't do shellfish at all, only scales and fins and I know we'll all want to do appetizers as well as entrees.
No Italian. We do a large Italian meal every Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Dino and Obelisk are therefore out.
No tapas...Zaytinya, Jaleo, etc... are out. Unfortunately.
We've taken her to Nora already and we don't want to go to Vidalia or Central. I think Proof is too trendy for her? She LOVES the whole Washington DC thing and Tabard Inn seems great but a little bit of a yawn-fest as far as the menu goes for my husband and I although perhaps it's not a terrible option in the end.
What about Marcels, or Blue Duck? Never been to either. Although I'd like to get a little closer to my own neighborhood. We are in the Hill.
And don't say The Source! We are saving that for ourselves...:>)
Bar at Palena may be a little bit Not-A-Big-Deal enough for her because she'll feel like we're Only Sitting In A Bar. (But for chicken like that I'd sit in the parking lot, personally.)
I feel like I should have an immediate list of places on hand and for some reason they just aren't coming....