Valentine’s Day is next month. We can expect a flood of all things cupid coming your way. That means you need to find a great spot to spend with your significant others. A nice romantic dinner would do the trick. However, what restaurant would make a great romantic dining spot? Here are a few restaurants to check out for your next romantic evening:
1789 Restaurant: If you’re looking for an upscale spot for a romantic dinner, the 1789 should be on your list. This 40 year old restaurant has 4 different rooms for romantic settings. In addition, the dinner menu has some great meals options. The wine list has a great selection of wines to choose. The only drawback is that the romantic dinner will have a large bill. If you got the cash to afford it, it should not a big deal to you and your date.
1226 36th Street NW
Firefly: Located inside the Hotel Madera in Dupont Circle, Firefly offers the quintessential urban neighborhood setting and mouthwatering American cuisine. When you enter the restaurant, you will immediately notice the floor-to-ceiling “firefly tree”, hung with lanterns and lit by candles. This venue has an intimate 60-seat dining room or the 32-seat lounge. It’s great for group, but you prefer to have one table for romantic evening. The menu is reasonable price, and it has an extensive wine list. You might want to check out happy hour as Firefly pours Chef John Wabeck’s selections of red and white wines by the glass.
1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
IndeBleu: One of downtown DC’s new hot spot, IndeBleu is a bar, a lounge and a fine fusion restaurant wrapped up in one unique place. The place is exotic as the food on their menu. As for dinner, some of the menu items may be great for the big spenders. A 3 course meal will run you up to $55. If not a big spender, you may have to stick to getting 2 appetizers. From the dining room to the cocktail line at the bar, you and your date will leave a great experience. The best part is it’s next door to the Verizon Center, Regal Gallery Place Movie Theater and National Portrait Gallery.
707 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 202-333-2538
Tabard Inn: Just 5 blocks from the White House, It’s Washington D.C.’s quintessential small hotel. What makes one of Washington, DC’s oldest hotels a great romantic dinner spot? It has a romantically lit lounge with its cozy fireplace and the comfy dining room with its Shaker furniture. On Sunday Nights, It offers live Jazz performances that make the date very special. In addition, there’s also the brick-walled garden with its tangle of trees, vines and flowers that can make you feel like you’re a million miles away from Washington’s chaos. Finally, this venue has an eclectic American cuisine for you and date to feast on.
1739 N Street, NW
Little Fountain Café: Beneath the hustle and bustle of Adams Morgan Nightlife, There’s a restaurant that provides a relaxed, civilized atmosphere for fine dining at moderate prices. It’s not the easiest place to find, but it gives patrons an escape from the rowdy bars in the neighborhood. With a little fountain, in the corner of the room, with trickling water and plants, as well as the one garden table out front, The Little Fountain Café provides you a great romantic dinner atmosphere that’s hard to duplicate elsewhere. It also won’t cost much to enjoy a good meal.
Little Fountain Café
2339 18th Street, NW
Russia House: Now, you and your date can experience Russia without leaving the country. Located in Dupont Circle, The Russia House carries Caviar, premium Russian Vodka and a menu of traditional Russian fare fit for a tsar.
Russia House Restaurant & Lounge
1800 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Ristorante Piccolo: Nothing is more romantic than an Italian dinner. Since 1986, This Georgetown Restaurant is a romantic and unique Italian trattoria with walls of sun-blessed amber hues, full of the warm-hearted wines and food that match the spirit of Italy, loved by Washingtonians and visitors alike! If you choose to dine, the second floor balcony overlooking Georgetown and the historic C & O Canal is your best bet.
1068 31st Street, NW
Busboys & Poets: Located in the U-Street corridor, Busboys & Poets has been a hotspot for its food and mission of social justice. If politics isn’t your cup of tea, the venue has a great food menu that isn’t expensive. On Tuesday, you can bring your date to check out Open Mic Poetry Night starting at 9 p.m.
Busboys & Poets
2021 14th Street, NW