When we were in DC, we went out to dinner one night at Founding Farmers - and it was just my style. A lot of local fare, great meat and pasta dishes and pickled veggies. (Just an observation - if a place has pickled veggies, I tend to like it. Weird but true.)
Skillet Corn Bread with Honey Butter and Sea Salt - more like a dessert!
Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda, Gruyere, Ham, Peas, Apples - I want to try this combo at home! So good!
We also had bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese and balsamic glaze as an appetizer. Delish! Others had the plank salmon, fried chicken and chicken pot pie and got rave reviews!
If you find yourself near DC, check out Founding Farmers.