In the process of planning a last minute mother-daughter trip down to DC next weekend. Staying in the Dupont Circle area and likely hitting the typical tourist spots like the museums and monuments. No car so we'll be using the Metro. We're from NYC and like seafood, Italian, tapas and Mediterranean food (and wine). Some places that hit me while searching this board and other sites:
Blue Duck Tavern and Firefly (for brunch)
Little Serow and Thai Xing
Birch and Barley
Zaytinya, Agora, Estadio (my favorites of the bunch)
Bistrot du Coin
Any musts or avoids? Our budget is not in the Komi or Fiola range and while my mom is quite hip I think we want to avoid anything too, too trendy. For one of our dinners (Friday night) we're looking for a good seafood/vegetarian option. Any tips for cheap, quick lunches while hitting the tourists spots would be welcome. Also my mom has a sweet tooth so fabulous dessert recs (eat in or take-out) would be great. In general though we are pretty open to any types of cuisine. Thanks!