Hi! I am traveling to DC in mid-April for conference. Will have some free time before and after. I've been following this Board since October and you have given me a very difficult time narrowing down all the choices! I love fish and seafood, so-so about meat, like mexican, spanish, french, italian cuisine, bistro atmospheres are a fav, not looking for ethinic (minneapolis has thriving ethnic scene)or extremely dressy (most days will go straight to dinner after walking all day).
I will be staying in Arlington Saturday - Wednesday, then moving to Dupont Circle Hotel Wednesday- Saturday. I will not have a car. I don't mind public transportation or hopping a taxi here and there, but would prefer for the most part to walk.
Monday and Tuesday night I will be with a small group (12) from conference, and we need separate checks, not too daring of a menu, must have meat options, and would like to be in walking distance of Marriott Crystal Gateway (for at least one dinner). The rest of the days I will be solo and will have no budget limitations.
I apologise for the long intro, but wanted to be helpful in looking for your guidance. Would love your thoughts and suggestions!
Saturday: Eat The Rich
Sunday: Dupont Farmer's Market; lunch: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace (or Hank's?); dinner: Fiola Mare
Monday:(morning - in Old Alexandria) Society Fair Market; dinner (conference group)- Athena
Tuesday: dinner (conference group) - Legal Seafoods (or, The Wharf?)
Wednesday: lunch: Maine Avenue marina or, if weather bad, Luke's Lobster; cocktail: The Rye Bar; dinner: Red Hen
Thursday: lunch: Marcel's- oops! I mean Michel, dinner: Blue Duck Tavern (or Proof?)
Friday: (biking from Old Alexandria to Mount Vernon - boat back); dinner: Le Diplomate
Saturday: lunch: Oyamel