Despite Valentine’s Day being in our rearview, spring is coming and DC is as romantic as ever.  Check out our recommendations below for where to to take your date during your next trip to the District.

Le Diplomate

Nothing says romance quite like a cozy Parisian bistro. Skip the costly plane tickets to the City of Lights and check into Logan Circle’s Le Diplomate instead, where you can dine on classic French dishes like scallops provencale.

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333

Lupo Verde

With its brick-walled interior and townhouse-style ambiance, 14th Street go-to Lupo Verde is big on the romance factor. Tuck into a plate of fusilli with Neapolitan ragu with your date and wait for the sparks to fly.

1401 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 827-4752

Compass Rose

Hidden in a dark alley between 14th and U streets, this eclectic street-food purveyor will make you and your date will feel like you’re on a trip around the world. Try dishes like Georgian khachapuri (basically a Central European pizza topped with cheese, egg, and butter) or Tunisian chicken skewers with molasses.

1346 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 506-4765

The Dabney

Make your way to Shaw to enjoy a dinner at one of the hottest tables in town with a visit to The Dabney. The farm-to-table spot has a rustic brick interior that’ll make you feel like you’re enjoying a meal at a local farm rather than in the middle of a busy city.

122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 450-1015


Grab a seat in the dimly lit interior of this hot new opening in Shaw for an intimate (and yes, delicious) dinner. If you think you might be in need of conversation fodder, we’ve got you covered. The unique restaurant has a menu of innovative offerings like zucchini bread with foie gras mousse that’ll get you and your date talking.

808 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 847-4980