1. Zaytinya Restaurant, 701 Ninth St. NW, 202-638-0800. Greek, Turkish and Lebanese mezze. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Bar's last call, 1:30 a.m. weekdays, 2:30 a.m. weekends. Dinner reservations until 6:30 p.m. Seating capacity, 230. 60 mezze, $3.55-$6.95; entrees, $14.95-$19.95. Children's menu; highchairs available.

2. Angelo & Maxie's, 901 F St. NW, 202-639-9330. Steakhouse. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Dinner, 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Bar remains open at least one hour later. Special three-course menu, $20.99 at lunch and 5-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Seating capacity, 367; reservations accepted all hours. Dinner entrees, $18-$30. No children's menu; highchairs available. Special smoking room and cigar store.

3. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 900 F St. NW, 202-783-5454. Contemporary American. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Bar's last call, 1:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Seating capacity, 600-plus. Reservations accepted all hours. Dinner entrees, $9-$23. Children's menu; highchairs available.

4. Zola, 800 F St. NW, 202-654-0999. New American. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Pre-theater three-course $35 menu served 5-7:30 p.m. daily. Seating capacity, 170. Reservations recommended. Entrees, $7-$24. Children's menu; highchairs available.

5. The Caucus Room, 401 Ninth St. NW, 202-393-1300. Steakhouse. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Bar open until last customer leaves. Seating capacity, 270. Reservations recommended. Lunch entrees, $16-$25, special two-course $16 lunch menu. Dinner entrees, $19-$36. No children's menu but children are welcome; highchairs available.

6. Signatures, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-628-5900. Contemporary American. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 5:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday. Bar menu until 11:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Seating capacity, 100. Reservations recommended; jacket suggested for men. Lunch entrees, $13-$22; dinner entrees, $21-$42. No children's menu but can accommodate; no highchairs.

7. 701, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-393-0701. Contemporary American. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Live jazz until midnight Friday and Saturday. Pre-theater three-course $24.95 menu until 6:45 p.m. Seating capacity, 155. Reservations recommended. Dinner entrees, $16-$27. No children's menu; no highchairs.

8. Andale, 401 Seventh St. NW, 202-783-3133. Contemporary Mexican. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Seating capacity, 160. Reservations recommended. Dinner entrees, $12-$18. No children's menu; highchairs available.

9. Cafe Atlantico, 405 Eighth St. NW, 202-393-0812, Mexican, Latin American and Spanish. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily (Saturday and Sunday, Latin dim sum only, a la carte $3-$9.95), 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bar open later. Seating capacity, 120. Reservations recommended. Dinner entrees, $12-$24. No children's menu, but children are welcome; highchairs available.

10. Teaism, 400 Eighth St. NW, 202-638-6010. Japanese teahouse. Kitchen hours, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Seating capacity, 95. No reservations accepted. Meals, $9-$11. Children's menu; highchairs available.

11. Austin Grill, 750 E St. NW, 202-393-3550. Tex-Mex. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bar open a half-hour after kitchen closes. Seating capacity, 170. No reservations accepted. Entrees, $9-$17. Children's menu; highchairs available.

12. Jaleo, 480 Seventh St. NW, 202-628-7949. Spanish tapas. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Bar remains open later. Seating capacity, 180. Reservations accepted for lunch and for dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Tapas, $4-$8; entrees, $12-$35 (paella for three or more). No children's menu but can modify dishes for children; highchairs available.

13. District Chophouse and Brewery, 509 Seventh St. NW, 202-347-3434. Brew pub. Kitchen hours, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday, 2-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 2-10 p.m. Sunday. Bar closes one hour after kitchen. Seating capacity, 250. Reservations accepted. Entrees, $19-$28. Children's menu; highchairs available.

14. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, 601 F St. NW, 202-661-5040. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Seating capacity, 150. Reservations recommended. Dinner entrees, $19-$40. No children's menu; highchairs available.

15. Legal Sea Foods, 704 Seventh St. NW, 202-347-007. Kitchen hours, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Seating capacity, 120. Reservations recommended. Dinner entrees, $13 to market price for lobsters. Children's menu; highchairs available.

16. Ruby Tuesday, 712 Seventh St. NW, 202-347-0276. Classic American grill. Kitchen hours, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Seating capacity, 240. No reservations accepted. Entrees, $7-$15. Children's menu; highchairs available.

17. Fuddruckers, 734 Seventh St. NW, 202-628-3361. Hamburgers and chicken. Hours, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Seating capacity, 35. No reservations accepted. All entrees less than $10. Children's menu; highchairs available.

18. Capital Q, 707 H St. NW, 202-347-8396. Texas barbecue. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday. No reservations; very limited seating.

19. Fado Irish Pub, 808 Seventh St. NW, 202-789-0066. Kitchen hours, 11 a.m.-midnight daily. Bar closes 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Seating capacity, 400. No reservations on game nights. Entrees, $9-$13. Lighter fare served after the game. No children's menu; one highchair available (not really appropriate restaurant for children).

20. Tony Cheng's Seafood Restaurant and Mongolian Barbecue, 621 H St. NW, 202-371-8669. Kitchen hours, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Seating capacity (combined), 320. Reservations for parties of four or more. Dinner entrees, $15-$25. No children's menus; highchairs available.

21. Mr. Yung's Restaurant, 740 Sixth St. NW, 202-628-1098. Kitchen hours, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily. Seating capacity, 150. Reservations accepted weekends and evenings. Entrees, $9-$30. No children's menu; highchairs available.

22. Capital Grille, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-737-6200. Kitchen hours, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday. Bar closes an hour after kitchen. Seating capacity, 160. Reservations recommended. Dinner entrees, $25-$32. No children's menu but can accommodate children.