I had a last minute invite to go with my spouse to the Lorien next week- he's attending a conference, so I was going to take the Metro into DC and check out Smithsonian, etc. during the day. Looks like the Metro is close. Weather should be cold and possibly snowy so I was looking for ideas for evening dinners close to the hotel - casual, interesting -we like most types of food although hubbie not fond of Asian. Definitely need bar, and jeans permitted.