OK, folks, any recommendations for a philadelphian?
I'll be down there mid-june, and five of us will be going out for my birthday. We're down there relatively often to visit the parents, who will be taking us out. Ideally we'd like something in town--dupont circle, adams morgan, georgetown--although bethesda would be fine if the restaurant is good enough.
To narrow things down:
First off, I like everything. I've had excellent meals at Cashion's, at Bistrot Lepic, twice at Saveur, at Citronelle.... um, um, and that one other place out in Bethesda that I can't think of now, where everything was too salty. Named after a flower of some sort.
I like kabobs at Moby Dick in Bethesda for lunch. I also liked Yan Yu on Connecticut, plenty of real good afghan food in Bethesda, and good southwestern style food at that place whose name I can't remember that's down toward dupont circle..... um I forget.
Now, the real restrictions: My mother in law's favorite restaurant is Bistro Francais. She likes classic bistro cooking, european in general but not italian that much. She doesn't like asian food, and she won't go to Kinkeads because she went there once and got sick. And she mourns the loss of sherrill's down in capitol hill.
My father in law is on the atkins diet, but is generally relatively compensating about planning around us rather than his choices.
What I'm looking for is somewhere fun and nice for a birthday dinner for me, my wife, her parents, and her brother. Somewhere we haven't been, that we'd all like. Price isn't a real object, although ridiculously expensive places are obviously off the list. Thoughts?