Everyone loves a special date night but sometimes it can be hard to find the right place to take that someone special. The next time you are looking for the right place to take your partner, take a look at the 11 best romantic restaurants in DC.
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1. Iron Gate
Iron Gate is a dream date night spot in DC. Feast on Greek and Italian small plates in a cozy courtyard surrounded by beautiful wisteria vines, candles and fire pits.
1734 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
2. Chez Billy Sud
Chez Billy Sud is a cozy spot hidden in Georgetown. It's charming decor and fantastic entrees create a delightful meal whether you come for brunch or dinner!
1035 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
3. Tabard Inn
The Tabard Inn opened its doors in 1922 and has been a part of the DC hospitality world every since. Its quaint restaurant features a gorgeous covered brick patio that is just perfect for date night.
1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
4. The Riggsby
Located inside the Carlyle Hotel, stepping into The Riggsby feels just like stepping back in time. It's decorated to look like it's a pretty bistro from the 1940s. The menu features straightforward but delicious old school entrees like New York strip, and Chicken Cacciatore.
1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Dining at Masseria feels like dining in a chic Italian home. It's patio is lit by twinkling Christmas lights and kept warm by private bonfires surrounded by low-slung couches. It's the perfect spot to get cozy with your partner while sampling fantastic Italian entrees.
1340 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
6. Blue Duck Tavern
If you are a foodie, then Blue Duck is the place for you. They feature delicious entrees made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is simple but stunning, featuring an open kitchen or dine outside on their beautiful patio.
1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037
7. Equinox Restaurant
The elegant Equinox Restaurant is just few blocks from the White House and is perfect for a downtown dining date night. The restaurant features a lovely stone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows and a menu packed with fancy innovative dishes.
818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
Sequoia at Washington Harbor has always been a gorgeous dining spot but it recently underwent a renovation, making it even prettier. Dine next to floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful Washington Harbor while feasting on fresh seafood.
3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
9. Bistro Cacao
Bistro Cacao was made for couples in mind. The low-lighting, curtained booths, and secret red room will set the mood for your romantic evening. Top it off with a fantastic French themed meal!
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Obelisk is hidden in an unassuming town house but it's worth checking out. They serve prix-fixe-only meals and reservations are required but it's the perfect place to enjoy a quiet, intimate meal for your date night.
2029 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
If you want to impress your date, take them to the Kingbird, which is located in the Watergate Hotel. This upscale restaurant offers diners incredible ambiance, floor to ceiling windows and sublime meals.
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037