I'm meeting my parents in DC for Easter weekend to do a bit of sightseeing (they haven't been in almost 40 years). We're staying a few blocks south of the Mall. No car, but I'm pretty familiar with the Metro (I travel to DC for work yearly but usually stay in Georgetown). They're not too adventurous, palate-wise, whereas I eat just about anything.
I've already searched around the DC board a bit, will take them to the American Indian Museum's basement cafe (options sounded tasty, original, and inexpensive) for lunch one day, but I'm in search of a couple dinner spots that aren't exorbitantly priced or "hip," something my parents don't really enjoy. Historic-type places would be awesome, or old timey taverns/inns (they love that). Preferably not super far from the downtown area.
Really, I'm just looking for recs for folks with a not-so-adventurous palate that aren't super pricey or loud.
Also, my mother is dead set on having tea at the the Willard hotel (she loves the historic nature of the place). It seems reasonably priced, but I was curious if it will be offered on Easter weekend (their site doesn't say). Also, if you have any notes on their tea service and/or attire, they'd be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!