As previously toutedhere — and recently relocated from Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle area to now be directly behind the very hotel you’re staying at — you’d do well to dine at what Frommer’s hails as the District’s "hometown restaurant."
Last time I was at Johnny’s Half Shell (400 N. Capitol St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202 / 737-0400) — a place which is co-owned by the great folks at the equally delicious Cashon’s Eat Place on Columbia Road in the Adams Morgan section of the nation’s capital — I enjoyed the restaurant’s famed grilled lobster. As best as I can tell, they split it down the middle, baste it with delicious flavored butter, etc. then when done, they serve you one half of the crustaceon on your plate meanwhile, with the other half, they scoop out the lobster meat and fold in butter, capers, herbs and some other sort of delicious pixie dust put it back in the shell and lay it on the plate right next to the other grilled counterpart and, Voila!, you have a scrumptious grilled lobster dinner.
Enjoy Washington, D.C. and thank you, in advance, for your spent tourist dollars.