I'm new to Chowhound but have checked out some of the topics in the past. I have lived in the DC area for several years and have dined at most of the great restaurants mentioned in the area. We are planning on staying here for NYE this year and wanted to dine at a fantastic restaurant with a nice lively environment for the evening. Possibly somewhere that has music, dancing, champagne toast etc. We don't want to do one of the hotel parties but something in between on level of entertainment.
The places we are currently thinking of are:
L'Auberge Chez Francois
I have been to all of these restaurants (with the exception of Komi.) I am wondering if anyone has been to one of these for NYE and can tell me what I could expect. I would love to go to Komi but I get the feeling that it is a quiet place which might be better for another night.) There will be four of us and we are all in our late 30s-40s and love great food but don't want it to be too low key since it is New Year's. If not these choices- any other suggestions?