I'd love to get your input on a fun place for a birthday dinner with friends. I'm new to the area and have only tried a couple of places so far. Near Dupont would be great but I'm happy to go anywhere that is close to a metro stop. I'm looking for a place w/ a good atmosphere, good food (obviously) and not super expensive since I don't want to impose on others. Also, a place where you get a sense that they let you linger for a while would be a plus. Finally, if you guys know of anywhere that does something fun for your birthday [a big flaming dessert perhaps? :) ] that would be great to know too.
Thanks so much in advance, can't wait to hear your suggestions!