My wife and I are headed to DC for the cherry blossoms and we are looking for flavorful cuisine that offers flexible tasting menu options with and with-out meat in a memorable setting. My wife is a pescatarian and likes her fresh greens, veggies and fish. She will eat food prepared with eggs, chicken/beef stock. Conversely, I am an omnivore and look forward to eating it all...
I hear good things about Volt, but it is about an hour outside of the city (we are traveling via Acela, Metro and cabs), so if you have other ideas, please chime in, Thanks!
Some of the more recent places that we've enjoyed (to get a feel for our tastes in food and atmosphere):
La Bernadin, NY
Cyrus Healdsburg, CA
We have been to Zaytinya in DC and enjoyed it on our last trip.
PS-Will it be difficult to get to Alexandria @ dinner time on April 10 due to the Cherry blossoms parade?