Well, as a recent import this is of great interest to me.
I haven't done the full crabcake survey yet, but I'm trying to familiarize myself with the conventions. Faidley's rocked my world and granted me immediate understanding of why all Marylanders (?) I've known have simply scoffed at crabcakes elsewhere in the country. But when I was doing the apartment hunt a few months back, I also stopped by G&M. As an outsider, I don't get it at all. It struck me less as a crabcake and more as a pile of vaguely warm, very wet, mayonaise-y crab salad. I was there on Mother's Day and it was a total zoo, so I'm committed to returning on the assumption that I caught a bad plate. But is that how they're supposed to be? If so, count me in the camp that doesn't find G&M appealing at all.
Dmnkly, the next time you go to Faidley's also order a fish sandwich. Yes, a fish sandwich. Three or four deep fried filets on cheap white bread with hot sauce and cole slaw. On par with Nashville's best which may be America's best. D. C. used to have a great fish sandwich on Maine Avenue at a place called Benny's. Benny's later was sold and the name changed to Boyd's. Boyd moved in the '70's to 12th and H, N. E. and sometime in the '80's was sold and the name changed again to Horace and Dickey's. A lot of people today believe that Horace and Dickey's make a great fish sandwich but it's pedestrian next to what was served in the same building when Boyd had his name on it. If you make the trip to Faidley you'll understand why Horace and Dickey is a distant second.