I'll be in DC (Penn Quarter) with my husband next month, and my parents will be visiting for 3 nights (they're staying downtown). During my parents' visit, we want to hit up one nice/historic restaurant for my history buff father, a power suit steak place, and something more exotic, but I need help with the choices. I'm open to more suggestions. This is what I've narrowed it down to based on other threads:
Historic/traditional: 1789, Monocle, Old Ebbitt Grill
Politico steak house: Charlie Palmer, J&G, Capital Grill, Prime Rib, BLT steak
Non-American cuisine: Rasika, Ethiopic, Etete, Zaytinya
Others that we may try to squeeze in: Central, Marcel's, Corduroy, CityZen, Plume
Lunch ideas: 2Amys, Good Stuff Eatery
For reference, we're from New Orleans and Napa. We love fine dining, but I'm not looking for anything too fussy while my parents are there (i.e. deconstructed white wine). Thanks in advance!