All three were great.
The first one was Lost Society. It's located in the heart to U Street. Here's what there site says:
Located on the corner of 14th and U, Lost Society stimulates your eyes, ears, and taste buds with menu brought to life by our Executive Chef Joseph Evens, Designed to evoke an underground, Victorian atmosphere, Lost Society consists of two levels. The first is our main dining room, which features décor vignettes that render each table’s dining experience unique. The second level is comprised of the lounge and roof deck. On this level you will find our DJ booth, an indoor and an outdoor bar, and a more laid back ambiance than in our downstairs dining room.It is on the second and third floor of the building. And the entrance is not on 14th street but on U Street which is a little confusing. If you're looking for a quiet place to eat this is not the place for you. There's music and lots of talking. It's a very vibrant place.
The food is very good. We started with some mac and cheese which was great. I had the crispy skin Atlantic salmon. It was fantastic. It comes with a side of mash as they call it. Or in other words mashed potatoes. Really really like the food. The waiter we had was very friendly and funny. Just a great place to eat.
The second place we went to was Panache. We had a 6pm reservation on Friday. It was not very busy for a Friday night. It did look like it had a good happy hour.
After all our walking around (more on that later), we were both very hungry. Both of our meals were very good. I had pesto chicken fettucine which was Smoked chicken, sun dried tomatoes & baby spinach, tossed in a pesto cream sauce with fettuccini topped with toasted pine nuts. Yum yum yum. I love pesto and this was fantastic! My friend had bouillabaisse which he enjoyed very much.
The final place we went was out near Dulles. We decided it made sense to have lunch near the airport so it would be easy to drop him off. We had brunch at Vinifera. Personally, I think this was the best place we ate. The other two were fantastic but this one was really great. We both had the Eggs Benedict sampler. The sampler consisted of ham, salmon and crab cake Benedict along with a side of hash browns. It was amazing. I think the crab cake was the best. The salmon was excellent too. The ham was fine too. We were both stuffed at the end.
In all a great way to the end the visit.