I'm bringing my daugher, her roomate and my boyfriend to Washington the first weekend of May for a visit with a dual purpose: look at law schools and celebrate daugher's 21st. My daughter is an adventurous eater who loves good food and we're looking for a special occasion restaurant to celebrate on one of the 3 nights we will be there. My sister and brother in law from NJ will join us for that meal. Price is not a huge issue, but of course, these days, everyone is looking to spend less rather than more.
Here are the problems: Her roomate is not as adventurous and is more of a meat and potatoes kind of girl. My boyfriend does not eat beef, pork, lamb or any other red meat. My brother in law does not eat pork or shellfish.
We are very open to a tasting menu or prix fixe menu, but it would have to be one with a fair amount of choices instead of a strict chef's menu, so that boyfriend and b-i-law could avoid their respective no-no's.
My bf and I ate at Cityzen a couple of years ago on another trip and had a fabulous meal. Is it still great? We would not mind going back if it's still recommended, or would love something similar, with choices or something a little less expensive???
We are staying at the Palomar, but will have a car. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.