I've been perusing this board and there are so many wonderful sounding restaurants but I haven't been able to get a reservation for 2 at a reasonable hour for this saturday at any of them! (I've been using Open Table, should i just call instead?)
We're staying in the Penn Quarter, but willing to walk, take the Metro, whatever. Completely open to any cuisine, adventurous in our tastes but willing to stick with good old American if it's well prepared! This shouldn't be too hard, right? So far I've struck out at Zaytinya, Estadio, Resika, Proof, etc etc. These seem to be the "hot" places, so maybe there are some less well known places to try? maybe a personal favorite? We don't care about scene, although a pleasant atmosphere would be nice (we are coming in just for the night, after all). I can't believe this is harder than trying to get a reservation in NYC!!