Birthday Dinner Recommendation in DC
I'd love to get your input on a fun place for a birthday dinner with friends. I'm new to the area and have only tried a couple of places so far. Near Dupont would be great but I'm happy to go anywhere that is close to a metro stop. I'm looking for a place w/ a good atmosphere, good food (obviously) and not super expensive since I don't want to impose on others. Also, a place where you get a sense that they let you linger for a while would be a plus. Finally, if you guys know of anywhere that does something fun for your birthday [a big flaming dessert perhaps? :) ] that would be great to know too.
Thanks so much in advance, can't wait to hear your suggestions!
How about Sette Osteria? It's pretty good Italian...they also do pizzas. I personally like their sweet and spicy sausage with brocolli rabe.
They have outdoor seating which is great for larger groups and people watching. I've gone many times with a group of friends and just enjoyed the food and wine for a number of hours. No flaming desserts but not too expensive and a varied menu to please all people...plus they make all different types of drinks including wine.
Right near the Dupont Metro.
Jaleo in Penn Quarter if you like Tapas - this is one of my favorites. Never had a bad dish there, ever.
Cieba's on 15th, I think - around the corner and up a few blocks from the theaters. Excellent mojitos and wonderful food.
Both are metro-accessible - you can probably linger longer at Cieba than Jaleo, and you'll want reservations at either.