CT, There are so many good restaurants in DC.... Â Here's a list of restaurants with corkage policies put together by a local wine shop: http://www.wideworldofwines.com/corkage.php
Recommendations? Â From this list, the "best" restaurants are 1789, Galileo and Vidalia (all are in DC). Â I could suggest some but could better do so if you tell me where you want to be -- in Georgetown, downtown? Virginia or Maryland? And, what kind of restaurant -- a steakhouse? Â a placed known for its seafood place? Â Modern American? Â Really good pizza? Â Best sushi in town? Â Best place you're likely to see celebs? Â Best "Southern" food?
Thanks. The special bottles we want to share are NZ pinot noirs and Aussie Shiraz's, none of which are available in the US. With that in mind, I think a steak house or comparable alternative would be best to go with these big wines. We are staying at the Hyatt Regency 400 New Jersey Ave NW, so any place within a 15 minute cab ride each way is fine. I am having dinner with them on Sunday night but they are also looking for places on Friday and Saturday night. Food is most important choice, followed by service and ambiance, then cost, last is celebrity and popularity factor.