I'm coming to DC next week and planning to try as many fine dining and local favorites as possible. Cost isn't an issue although I find stuffy oldfashioned food places unappealing and like small local places too.
I'm going through older posts and doing searches but any additional suggestions are great.
Looking for both fining dining places which are like French Laundry or Eleven Madison Park as well as cheaper local places. Like places that are creative and interesting rather just expensive place for business dinner.
Want to try lots of local east coast seafood and regional specialties. Probably don't want to go to Mexican or Japanese as I eat a lot of that on the west coast. I'll probably being eating most lunches and dinners out.
Also what's the dress code at most fine dining places? Most places on the West coast including Morimoto Napa don't require jackets.
I'll be getting around by public transit or taxi and staying in the city.