Hellooo fellow Chowhounders!
My boyfriend's younger sister is turning 19 and we were trying to think of a good spot to take her and her boyfriend tomorrow (Saturday) evening. She's a freshman at GW, but lives on the Vern so somewhere easily accessible to Foggy Bottom is very important. I'm thinking probably staying in NW DC. She's still not to comfortable commuting to Maryland or Virginia (don't ask).
My boyfriend is leaning more on the Busboys and Poets side because she is a bit of a picky eater and we love going there just because of the fun environment and friendly service. As a native New Yorker, it pangs me, however, to go to Busboys yet again. Their food is fine but I'm always a little disappointed especially at the prices.
I've only lived in D.C. for less than a year so these suggestions would also just be great to have in the future. La Tasca is also the kind of place I think would be a great fit for her, but it might be too expensive if we're paying for 4 people. I also really love Ping Pong (for my occassional dim sum fix) and Lauriol (but it's gonna be super packed on a Saturday night).
Thanks again, ery'body!