Just got back from DC for 4 days. Great city and wasn't pricey at all.
-Stayed at the Hotel Palomar in Dupont Circle. No complaints at all.
-Had three meals: Sequoia on the Waterfront in Georgetown, Central Michel Richard downtown and Brasserie Beck in McPherson Sq. Sequoia is whatever, just a typical place on the water, but the other two were outstanding:
Central Michel Richard: Fried chicken and mashed; outstanding. Lady had the lobster burger; it was good, but not what I expected. Fries were outstanding.
BB: Started with oysters (west coast, smaller) and a mushroom gruyere crepe/watercress salad. Amazing. Then went to mussels in white wine/garlic/parsley sauce and their signature frites. Finished it up with a beet salad with goat cheese and caramelized walnuts. Ridiculously good. They also have a legit 16 page beer menu, which is a little absurd, especially since some of them were $60 beers.
-The DC metro >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Boston's "T", and it isn't even close, although every walk out felt like Porter Square only 20 times worse. When the escalator breaks, it's torture.
-Dupont Circle was filled with what felt like 4,000,000 people when the US played in the World Cup and then we were treated to a Gay Parade on our way out to dinner the same night. 5TOOLER stepped out of the parade at one point and offered me Tejada/McCann for Halladay. No joke. Told the fruit to get back in marching order.
-Did every possible museum/monument/cemetery. Good stuff.
Overall, A-. Hadn't been back there in awhile. Was surprised at how clean it was. Still an ever present homeless population.