I'm looking for suggestions of a restaurant with notable if not terribly pricey dining ($10 apps/$15-$25 entrees) for a late June Sunday evening dinner in DC. Staying at the Crowne Plaza (14th & K), and certainly Metro, cab, and walking friendly, so geography is not a huge issue, but I would prefer to not travel extensively.
My dining companion is a foodie, but is also very happy to eat casually. I prefer places without coat checks, so to speak... less fancy. The only food restriction is that I do not eat mammals, but as long as there a few other options on a menu, that's fine by me.
Also, another companion would like to join us either at the selected location or somewhere else nearby for dessert and a drink after our meal... any suggestions for that would also be welcome.
I realize this is a bit open-ended, but for some reason I get jumpy thinking that Sundays have early closures if not closed altogether. I have also struck out a couple times selecting restaurants with this dining companion in the past six months, so I'd like to turn it around with a great meal for both of us.