Everyone has needed that certain place to take that special someone and Washington DC has some of the most romantic restaurants in which one can wine and dine their significant other.
Here are just 5 of the top romantic restaurants in DC.
The PS 7’s is located at 777 NW I Street, NW 7th in Washington DC.
The PS 7’s is the quintessential romantic dining establishment in DC and boasts the perfect ambiance for those special holidays such as Valentine’s Day. The food is exquisite highlighting such items as robust shellfish stew and chocolate sauce with little mini donuts to die for. The PS 7’s chef Peter Smith is well known for curing his own meats and the PS 7’s is the best ticket in town for a well done hot dog along with their own homemade bread. The PS 7’s is open for lunch Mon – Fri 11:30AM – 2:30PM, with dinner most nights from 5:30PM -10PM. For more information and reservations call 202-742-8550. www.ps7restaurant.com
The Michel Richard Citronelle is located at 3000 NW M Street, NW 30th Street in Washington DC.
The Michel Richard Citronelle has a real fine dining and decadent atmosphere, along with a chef’s table area where they can literally get the chef’s personal attention and watch him at work. The Michel Richard Citronelle is not the typical French restaurant and the chef’s brilliance abounds in everything he touches. The restaurant boasts a wide array of beautifully presented French dishes including Chateaubriand, Escargot and succulent squab. Dinner Jacket required. For more information on dining hours and reservations call 202-625-2150. www.citronelledc.com
The Iron Gate Inn Restaurant is located at 1734 NW N Street, NW 18th Street in Washington DC.
The Iron Gate Inn Restaurant has a white-washed stone entrance and a patio covered with grapevines. The dining room area has a European ambiance about it and the menu boasts everything from lamb to raisin chutney and roasted chicken. There are desserts like chocolate truffle pie which are simply mouthwatering works of art. Dinner is served most nights from 5:30PM until 9:30PM. For more information on dining hours, directions and reservations call 202-737-1370.
The Marrakesh is located at 617 NW New York Avenue, NW 6th Street in Washington DC.
The Marrakesh is a Moroccan restaurant that has something for everyone, especially its romantic special occasion patrons. The experienced staff offers extraordinary service and the talented belly dancer is captivating to watch while you try and eat. The menu has everything from bastila which is a Moroccan meat pastry to lamb with honey and almonds. There is a whole sensory overload in not only the menu and many of the dishes like baklava but the exotic atmosphere with the lush furnishings and colorful tiles. Dining hours are from 6PM until 11 PM most nights and for more information and reservations call 202-393-9393. www.marrakesh.us
Rasika can be found at 633 NW D Street, NW 7th Street in Washington DC.
The Rasika offers a very modern take on Indian cuisine. The luxurious menu boasts everything from minced lamb seasoned to perfection to chicken makhni and lamb roganjosh. The Rasika has a knack for combining mastery of food with contemporary yet regal India style in its atmosphere and service. The Rasika hours of operation include lunch from 11:30AM until 2:30PM with dinner hours from 5:30PM to 10:30PM. For more information and reservations call 202-637-1222. www.rasikarestaurant.com
All of these restaurants provide romantic atmospheres and some of the most masterful culinary menus around. Any one of these restaurants would be a perfect place to take someone for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday or special night.
References for this article include: Washingtonian.com and Opentable.com