Hi 'Hounders -
I'm a dedicated Seattle Chowhound coming to DC for a family visit this weekend. My other passion in life is politics, so I'm thrilled to be finally visiting the Beltway. Any suggestions for quintessential DC politico dining? I'd love to hit a bar or restaurant where the insiders dine. I'm looking for great food, but ambience is just as important. We'd rather not spend too much (say, no more than $40 per person), but might have a meal or two on which to splurge.