Coming to the District for rather last-minute planned birthday weekend for my S.O. and so far planning on Ethiopian one night as this is something I both love and can't get at home and the Sunday brunch at Café Atlantico...which leaves Saturday night. I'm looking for something really nice and intimate with a romantic atmosphere and interesting food: new American, French, Fusion, prob steering away from Asian, Indian, raw bar seafood or heavily Southern (we get plenty of that in Mississippi and Atlanta) and would prefer to keep it at less than $150 or so for dinner for two with an inexpensive-moderate bottle of wine. Possible ? I would be willing to budge a little (but not a lot) on budget for something spectacular as well as someplace a bit farther if it was worth the trek. I actually was willing to break the bank for some place like Obelisk but this is next weekend so it needs to be someplace I won't have trouble scoring a table the week of. I've been peeling through the boards and some names that have popped up are Cashion's Eat Place, Proof, Central, 701, and Corduroy. Equinox sounded great but is closed for renovations. I know there's a lot of info out there but I really haven't seen a question phrased quite this way so would like to get some Chowhound advice and recommendations. Thanks in advance!
Cashion's Eat Place
1819 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009