My husband and I are coming down to DC on the Friday after Thanksgiving (the 26th) to celebrate his birthday and hopefully to attend an argument at the Supreme Court that Monday.
I'd like to find a great restaurant to take him to on that Friday, his actual birthday. We particularly like French, Italian, and Contemporary American food (read: local) and my husband has an especially soft spot for Viennese food. We like good wine. I'd say the budget is $175-250 for the meal including tax/tip/wine. Preferably something that's not too formal or stuffy.
Do you have any suggestions? We're staying in the Dupont Circle area so we'd like something convenient to that location although we're willing to take a metro or a cab if that's better.
Thanks in advance. And if you have any hints for being assured entry to the Court, that would be greatly appreciated as well! Thanks.