I'm an NYC-based 20-something originally from Los Angeles who's meeting her mom in D.C. for a weekend. We're staying at the Capital Hilton (near the Farragut North metro stop, I believe) Fri evening-Sun afternoon, so that'd be at least 2 lunches, 2 dinners, maybe a brunch? Neither of us is a big breakfast person. Any dessert-type places would be great too.
The basic rundown on the criteria:
-- Fun, can be mildly trendy, not so loud we can't have a conversation or hear ourselves think, not stuffy or pretentious, preferably not totally touristy
-- Good food, but pricewise we're not looking for something on the Citronelle-level
-- We're not uberfoodies, but we like a wide variety of cuisines. She typically prefers things that aren't totally fatty/fast-foody, so maybe no burgers/pizza. I'll eat most things, but I'm not really into French cuisine. All other ethnicities (esp. Thai, Indian, Arabic) are fair game. I've done Ethiopian in D.C. a long time ago, but don't remember where I ate.
-- We'll have a car, but would probably prefer walking or taking the metro.
Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!!