7 of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Washington DC

Here are 7 fabulous spots to consider for Valentine’s Day dinner, first-date drinks, a special occasion splurge, or something in between 

L'Auberge Chez Francoi

Back in 1954, culinary pioneer François Haeringer was inspired to bring a taste of his native Alsatian countryside to D.C. His sons keep his spirit alive at the cherished Falls Church inn that’s filled with family heirlooms and murals of Haeringer’s birthplace in France. 


La Ferme Restaurant

Nestled in an adorable country farmhouse since 1985, this acclaimed French fixture in Chevy Chase is known for delicacies like foie gras creme brulee, pate, and sauteed calf liver. 


The Ashby Restaurant

Tucked onto a sprawling green landscape of softly rolling hills and blooming flowers, this historic Virginia wine country restaurant and inn is as charming as it is romantic. 


Iron Gate Restaurant

A dining room with a roaring fire is just one of the treats that makes this historic Dupont Circle setting so intimate. 


Tail Up Goat

This intimate neighborhood restaurant with a Michelin star combines effortless Caribbean chill with impeccable service, leaving diners to spend dinner focusing on each other. 


Tabard Inn

The charming spot near Dupont Circle offers a textbook date night. Start with a seat on a comfortable couch to snuggle up with a glass of wine by the homey fireplace, with live jazz every Sunday and Monday night in its living room-style lobby. 



This dreamy petite French restaurant nestled in a Georgetown row house embraces Champagne and caviar like few other restaurants do. 


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