A location convenient to the White House and Farragut Square accounts for this elegantly sophisticated restaurant's popularity with politicians, journalists, lobbyists, lawyers and former presidents. The chef prepares seasonal contemporary American cuisine in a chic atmosphere. In addition to the a la carte menu, a tasting menu is available which can also be paired with wines and a pre-theater menu from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The staff is professional and attentive. Valet parking is available for a fee at dinner. The flower-bedecked patio offers a wonderful seating option weather permitting.