The goal for this Friday night is to find a place where we (a small group of young professionals) can order drinks, move on to appetizers, and stay after our meal to chat while not feeling rushed to leave after dinner is finished. We don’t want anything too scene-y, but a fun atmosphere would be nice. We are all big foodies but have somewhat limited budgets. Last time we did drinks at Zaytinya and dinner at Oyamel, and this time we’ll probably stay in one place (especially because winter has suddenly descended upon Washington). Does anyone have any recommendations for this type of restaurant/bar in the city? Thanks so much!