I'll be in DC on Monday and then traveling to Baltimore on Tuesday for a meeting. I know traffic can be a mess in DC but don't know the specifics as I don't usually drive (but will be this time). Any restaurants in particular that you recommend in an area that will make the drive easier the next morning? I'm assuming that wherever these restaurants are, there will be a reasonable hotel (<$300/night) I can book nearby.
As for the restaurant itself, not picky, although not looking for anything formal or pricey. I have a reservation now for Blue Duck Tavern. Any other suggestions? Obviously needs to be a place I get reservations less than a week in advance! Plan to dine around 6pm.