You can't discuss fine dining in DC without mentioning The Lafayette. Its location overlooking Lafayette Square and the White House lends perfectly to its upscale atmosphere, service, and cuisine.
Enjoy weekday breakfast, lunch, or dinner in its bright, well-appointed dining room. The menu consists of lovely salads and soups to start, and elegant entrees served with thoughtful accompaniments. The weekend brings a lovely brunch service complete with high-end entrees like lobster omelettes and crab cake benedict. The service is top notch and what sets The Lafayette apart from other fancy restaurants in the area. It is certainly the place for an important lunch meeting or luxurious meal amongst friends.
Be sure to dress accordingly and make reservations via their website or by calling ahead.