Whether You’re in the Mood for Savory Steak or Fresh Fish, You’re Sure to Fall in Love With These Five Romantic Dc Restaurants
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to begin planning for the most romantic day of the year. Whether you have big ideas for a day-long celebration or simply want to spend the night in over a bottle of champagne, the pressure is on to impress your partner. With endless possibilities, why not take the opportunity to book a table at one of the hot DC restaurants you’ve been dying to try? This year, a number of top spots are offering Valentine’s Day specials—consider this your guide of the best ones to check out.
The Alex at The Graham Georgetown
Few places in the US have as much vintage charm as Georgetown. With original cobblestone streets, historic, colorful row homes, and waterfront views, this neighborhood provides plenty of romantic ambiance, making it the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day.
Named for Alexander Graham Bell, The Alex
inside The Graham Hotel is a speakeasy cocktail bar and restaurant that takes you back in time to Victorian life. Serving impressive craft cocktails and filled with plush seating, low lighting, and rustic decor, The Alex provides a truly intimate vibe. This year, the chef at The Alex is whipping up a special menu for Valentine’s Day—a mouthwatering, three-course prix fixe dinner that will be available both Friday and Saturday night. Looking to make a weekend staycation of it? Book a room at The Graham
Serving authentic Italian food in DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood since the 1970s, Floriana
is one of the city’s most beloved Italian restaurants. Housed in a historic brick row house, Floriana has a cozy setting that truly makes you feel like you’ve just sat down for a home-cooked meal. Floriana has a reputation for top-notch food and superior service, and its Valentine’s Day special will be no different. Building on the restaurant’s annual tradition, they will serve an elevated five-course prix fixe meal, bringing together Floriana’s farm-to-table classics, seasonal ingredients, and excellent technique that patrons have come to love. A dinner at Floriana is always memorable, but Valentine’s Day here will be unforgettable!
From Fabio and Maria Trabocchi—the creators of DC’s famous Fiola restaurant—comes Del Mar
, a culinary vision celebrating Maria’s Spanish heritage and the vibrant flavors of the coasts of Spain. Located in DC’s newest hotspot, The District Wharf, Del Mar is the perfect place to grab Valentine’s Day dinner before exploring the neighborhood’s waterfront nightlife. The chefs have created a special menu for the occasion, including raw bar starters like oysters and a scallop carpaccio as well as dishes designed for two to share, including a king crab Mallorcan-style rice and dry-aged bone-in ribeye prepared with rosemary and Arbequina olives.
is a new player in DC’s blossoming restaurant scene. An avant-garde French bistro with bold decor, contemporary ambiance, and a cutting-edge kitchen, it is sure to take your culinary curiosity to new heights. Bresca’s menu is inspired by bistronomy, a concept where casual fine dining, seasonal ingredients, and experimentation come together to create a unique experience that is different with every visit. Chef Ryan and his team change the menu frequently depending on the season and availability of ingredients, and the Valentine’s Day menu is no different.
On February 14th and 15th, Bresca will serve a six-course tasting menu bringing together unexpected flavors, vibrant herbs, and fresh ingredients that will have your senses tingling. The menu will be available with an optional wine pairing to perfectly complement each dish. Located on bustling 14th Street, there are also plenty of opportunities for a nightcap somewhere nearby.
Fig & Olive
Located in DC’s dazzling City Center is FIG & OLIVE
, a slice of the French Riviera right in the heart of Washington. For Valentine’s Day, this celebrated Mediterranean restaurant is creating the ideal place to spend the day of love with a delectable four-course prix fixe menu (plus an optional wine pairing), specialty cocktails, and live music all evening long. Indulge in classics like Oysters Rockefeller and filet mignon or try your hand at the kabocha squash risotto with fried sage and parmesan. A dessert tasting with everything from chocolate cake to brûléed cheesecake tops off the evening and pairs perfectly with a champagne toast!
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