My boyfriend and I are taking my best friend out for dinner on her birthday next week. We want to surprise her by taking her to a new place, but want to make sure she'll like it. She is pretty flexible, so I'm not super worried, but would love some input since I've been in a bit of a rut when it comes to picking restaurants lately--always going to the same places!
We'd like to stay in northern Virginia for convenience. We don't want anything super fancy, but do want delicious food and a reasonably nice atmosphere. To give you an idea of some of the places/food she likes, I'll list a few: Layalina, Guajillos, el Ranchero, A&Js, diner-type places, anything Indian or Vietnamese. I'm at such a loss for a new place to take her.