Great food has definitely arrived and hit a peak in DC.
Go to Founding Fathers and order their fried green tomatoes.
This place does farm-to-table DC style - with a southern touch in their dishes. Shrimp and grits, amazing chocolate mousse pudding, chicken and waffles, collard greens - it's all on the menu. And they've got some damn good cocktails.
Not sure exactly what the secret ingredient is in their fried green tomatoes, but I'm guessing it's some kind of stone milled cornmeal that they put in the batter. Jessica Tandy would totally approve.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington DC 20006