I am looking to buy a friend, a grad student at the University of Texas at Austin, a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant. I thought I would get him a certificate for a steakhouse or a barbecue place. Someone here suggested Stubbs to me, but I called there and they will not take payment over the phone. Another person suggested Jeffrey's, but I think that may be a little gourmet for him, judging from the Jeffrey's menu here (he likes good food but is not really adventurous). Ideally, the $50 would cover two people.
Do you have any suggestions? I have no idea where to start since I am in DC. Thanks so much!