A D.C. power meal used to mean a steak-and-martini lunch at the Oval Room, the Palm, or some other clubby, white-table-cloth joint around K Street NW. And as long as this town’s lawyer-lobbyist industrial complex holds out, that’s not going anywhere.
But these days, the D.C. power lunch is just as likely to mean a grain bowl topped with organic superfoods as an expense-account surf n’ turf. And an influx of boutique chains — like DIRT from Miami, Fruitive from Virginia, or national Flower Child — have added to the healthy-ish food scene. Here are 11 area spots to eat well while eating clean.