Need recommendations for dh's 30th birthday dinner in DC. He recently got a new job that is a great opportunity but is taking a pay cut, so we're not thinking anything too extravagant (ie, no Inn at Little Washington), but we'd like a nice meal to mark the occasion. We love Proof but have eaten there a lot; something similar would be ideal. I made a reservation at Mintwood but am having second thoughts because reviews make it sound very loud.
He has a peanut allergy so we steer clear of Asian food (sadly). He's not a fan of small plates restaurants.