I will be in DC for five days in mid-September. The first 2.5 days I'm on my own so low budget and hole-in-the-wall recs are appreciated. The second 2.5 days I'm on the company dime so my budget is much higher :-) .
I'll be staying near Capital Hill at first, then Dupont Circle, but I'll go anywhere as long as I can get there from the metro.
I'm looking for:
Budget under $15 - Mexican, Central American, Indonesian, Korean, Deli, Southern/Soul, American (how good is Ben's Chili Bowl???)...anything really except Chinese (I'm spoiled from LA!)
Fine dining $30-50 - Seafood, steak, French, Italian, anything regional.