Looking for a romantic restaurant to celebrate a special occasion? Here are the most romantic restaurants in the Washington, DC area. These special restaurants have great food and are among the best restaurants and the most popular in the region. They are all expensive and require reservations. Be sure to call ahead to make a reservation at least a few days in advance.
Citronelle in the Latham Hotel, 3000 M. St., NW, Washington, DC. (202) 625-2150 American cuisine with a French influence served in an intimate setting in the heart of Washington, DC.
Marcel's 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 296-1166 French-Belgian restaurant with nightly live entertainment.
Palena 3529 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 537-9250 Fine Italian restaurant with award winning chef.
1789 Restaurant 1226 36th St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 965-1789 Georgetown’s premiere restaurant serving world-class American cuisine in a renovated Federal house.
Tabard Inn 1739 N St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 833-2668 New American cuisine in a quaint restaurant in a Victorian style hotel just blocks from the White House in downtown Washington DC.
Little Fountain Cafe, 2339 18th St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 462-8100 Quaint European styled restaurant located in the basement of an Adams Morgan townhouse.
Asia Nora 2213 M St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 797-4860. Intimate New Asian restaurant with food prepared with organic ingredients.
Sea Catch Canal Square, 1054 31st St, NW Washington, DC
(202) 337-8855. Fresh seafood in a romantic setting in a restored historic building in the heart of Georgetown. The setting is unique with a view overlooking the C & O Canal.
2941 Restaurant 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA (703)270-1500. Modern American cuisine with classic French influences in a gorgeous setting with waterfront views.
Oya 777 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC (202) 393-1400. Asian and French cuisines in a sophisticated contemporary setting.
La Ferme 7101 Brookville Rd, Chevy Chase, Maryland. (301) 986-5255. French country restaurant with an intimate setting and beautiful outdoor seating when the weather permits.
Old Hickory Steakhouse Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland. (301) 965-4000. Stunning restaurant with intimate ambiance and sweeping views of the Potomac River.
Old Angler’s Inn 10801 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, Maryland. (301)365-2425 Quaint country inn with beautiful outdoor seating when the weather permits.
Maestro, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Virginia (703) 917-5498 Mclean, Virginia. Intimate Italian restaurant located at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner.
Inn at Little Washington Middle and Main Street, Washington, Virginia (540) 675 3800 Romantic country inn at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
L'auberge Chez Francois 332 Springvale Rd. Great Falls, Virginia. (703) 759-3800 Elegant French country inn in Great Falls.
The Grill at Morrison House 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, Virginia (703) 838-8000 Award-winning restaurant in a cozy atmosphere at a small inn in Old Town Alexandria.
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