Chef Jeff Tunks's menu at this sophisticated Downtown spot brings the foods of three coasts—Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific—to Washington. His smoked lobster with fried spinach was one of the first arrivals of delicate Pacific Rim cuisine to a staid local culinary scene nearly 20 years ago. If you're homesick for New Orleans, try the gumbo (served only at lunch). And for a quintessentially Washington experience, stop by as early as 3 pm on weekdays to watch the well-heeled
lobbyist crowd roll in for a deal-making happy hour.