My husband and I are coming for vacation the week of Memorial Day. Whenever we go on vacation there's always so many restaurants we want to try that just going to dinner at a few doesn't seem right. So our last vacation we started doing a restaurant crawl one night. We picked an area that had a lot of good restaurants in about a mile long stretch, picked a starting and ending restaurant then stopped at any other one along the way that looked good. Our original intention was to do an appetizer and a glass of wine at each, but at a few of the restaurants nothing stuck our fancy on the menu so we just had a glass of wine and moved on.
We're looking to do the same thing in DC. We're thinking either Monday or Tuesday night, we weren't sure how many places would be open on Memorial Day so we're open to moving it to Tuesday night. If we do this on Monday we'd like to end up someplace that has a rooftop bar or dining room to watch the fireworks (are there fireworks on Memorial Day?) I've heard the National Mall area gets insane on Memorial Day, and of course we're staying at the Hyatt Capitol Hill so we're open to going to U St, Dupont Circle, somewhere away from the madness. There isn't a cuisine we won't try, we don't have any food allergies or restrictions, and since it's just wine (or beer) and appetizers we can hit some of the more upscale places without breaking the bank. So I'm looking for help narrowing down the area we should do this in. We'll be taking the subway and walking so within a reasonable distance of a metro stop is appreciated. Thank you!