Right in Adams Morgan (PLAY, haha), DC, lies Osteria Al Volo – a rustic Italian restaurant with very creative dishes and in-house made pasta. Definitely highly recommend trying this place if you’re in the area.
This ended up being a trifecta shoot – me, Caviar photographer with Nikon as well, and a staff member with Nikon as well! Gear-wise, it was me with my Df, then Caviar with D750, and I believe staff guy had a D7000 or a D90. What I learned is that Caviar requires MANY more dishes to be shot, no group shot, and the pay is only marginally better than mine.