rec for monday night
Thanks in advance -- I've been racking my brain to think of a great place to go on a Monday night for dinner for 4 or 5 people (past happy hour) -- somewhere relaxed but not a dive. Somewhere we can could talk and hear each other but not be a totally empty place. Doesn't have to be a foodie-type place but has decent, reliable food, moderately-priced. Monday night food or wine specials would be a huge plus. Anywhere in DC proper would be fine.
I think Dino might have a wine special on Monday nights---and it fits your criteria. Also in that neighborhood is Ardeo, which might be another nice option.
On U St you might want to check out Creme or Cafe St. Ex.
In Dupont you can try Sette Osteria (especially nice if the weather is nice, then you can sit outside) or the always reliable Bistro du Coin.