I'm going to be in DC around NYE. I'm hoping to go to as many good places to eat as possible, but I will be with several people who are less adventurous eaters. Plus, they aren't as willing to blow a ton of money on fancy food. What places would you recommend for lunch and dinner that are pretty reasonable, but have great food too.
For example, I saw the menu for Birch and Barley and thought that it looked great. I don't think my friends would be interested in Braised Pork Cheeks for $24 (oh my God, that sounds awesome).
Any good pubs that serve great food?