Another perennial favorite, the Pavilion Cafe, sits in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. It serves panini sandwiches, Tuscan chicken salad, and salmon Caesar salad plus hot dogs and pizza. A little less expensive, meals cost around $10 per person. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
Just off The Mall on 15th Street across from the White House, the Old Ebbitt Grill remains one of our favorite traditional power-broker lunch spots. Go for the crab cakes and grilled fish. Lunch costs about $15 per person. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
photo: Favorite Food: At Mitsitam Cafe, American Indian dishes include salmon that is cooked on a cedar plank over an open flame.