Planning a field trip down I-95 to Washington? There’s always MenuPages Washington. In addition, Epicurious’ Tom Sietsema has written a great guide to Washington restaurants that includes various options for all budgets:
The nation’s capital, long a worthy dining destination, has in recent seasons morphed into a first-class restaurant market. The evidence is everywhere: in the bright young chefs who are leaving great kitchens elsewhere to come set up shop here, for example. (Think Eric Ziebold, a veteran of the trail-blazing Laundry, presently at the helm of the fashionable Cityzen.) Proof also surfaces in previously overlooked neighborhoods such as Washington’s Penn Quarter and Alexandria’s Old Town, both now bursting with enticing menu options. Few American chefs are as widely copied as Washington’s Michel Richard, and the city can now lay claim to some of the most exciting pizza, cocktails, and interiors in the country.
Washington DC’s Best Restaurants [Epicurious]