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Valentine’s – a day you either love or hate. Everything is pink and couples woo each other with roses and chocolates, while singles throw anti-Vday parties with black balloons and voodoo dolls. Don’t you just love it? Hopefully by now, if you do have a Valentine, you have secured a reservation at one of DC’s most romantic restaurants. If you haven’t, don’t fear, I’ve got a great lineup of my favorite places for romancing that guy or gal in your life.  Merry merry!

1789 Restaurant – this Georgetown restaurant serves world-class American cuisine in a renovated Federal house.

1905 Restaurant – I recently visited this New Orleans-style speakeasy and loved every second of it. Take your honey here and ask for Tony. She/he will be impressed.

2941 Restaurant – if you’re looking for modern American cuisine with classic French influences in a gorgeous setting with waterfront views, grab a rezzie to this lovely restaurant.

Bistro Francais – boasting the “Champagne of Love,” which pairs perfectly with four-courses of French favorites, sentimental types will be swooning all night.

Bourbon Steak – although most dates will want the full spread of everything that this Four Seasons restaurant offers, don’t dismiss the bar options including the delectable lamb burger. Ask for the sommelier Julian who will tickle your taste buds with this vino picks.

Citronelle – if you have lived in DC for any amount of time, you know this is the place to go, preferably via limo, when you want to impress your date.

Co Co Sala – I always enjoy heading to this restaurant when I’m craving chocolate. So why not impress your date with their Cheese and Chocolate Fetish menu that is guaranteed to spark some passion.

Equinox – award-winning chef Todd Gray is offering a Valentine’s meal you won’t forget with your choice of a three or five-course with optional wine pairings if you’re feeling saucy.

Et Voila – head to this modern, mid-range Belgian restaurant in the Palisades for a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. I’ve heard nothing but great things.

Filomena Ristorante – this Georgetown gem offers a romantic setting for your honey to enjoy. Note: you will have leftovers for days but it’s so worth it.

Fiola – Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were spotted at this romantic Italian eatery in downtown DC, so you know it must be swoon-worthy.

Inn at Little Washington – this may be one of the most well-known romantic spots for your dining experience. Although V-day falls on a Tuesday, book a room this weekend or next to enjoy all that this romantic country inn in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer.

J&G Steakhouse – head to this restaurant for a yummy prix-fixe menu that is sure to dazzle your date. Pop it the POV earlier for a cocktail overlooking the city.

L’auberge Chez Francois – this elegant French country inn in Great Falls is sure to impress. Take off early from work to make the drive or grab a room so you can imbibe plenty of celebratory champagne.

La Strada Osteria & Enoteca – I recently dined at this Del Ray Italian eatery and was blown away. The owners are incredibly friendly, as is their son, the Chef. Do yourself a favor and order the lamb shank over risotto.

Little Fountain Café – this quaint European-styled restaurant in Adams Morgan is not well-known which will make your evening that much more quiet and romantic.

Marcel’s – you can never go wrong with this French-Belgian restaurant. Great service, delicious food and nightly entertainment.

Sea Catch – if you are looking for fresh seafood in a romantic setting overlooking the C&O Canal, this is your spot.

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