I am looking for some help to meet a friend for dinner. We want to meet each other someplace between SE and Silver Spring. I am not familiar with Silver Spring and the surrounding area. The original thought was to eat in Cleveland Park or thereabouts. However, I didn't realize that is the other end of the red line so that possibility is likely out. There are a few requirements: no mexican, one person has a car and one person doesn't (hence staying near metro line), and able to handle a walk in (or reservations to be made tonight) for 6:30. The driver is not particularly familiar with the city so the driving should be as painless as possible. Do I make the driver come all the way to the Union Station area? Are there other things on the red line that are good? Should I make my guest transfer to the green line and just do U Street or something similar? Please help!