The Most Romantic Restaurants in DC

If you’re looking for the ideal place to show your love to a significant other (or just looking to show off to an exciting date), we’ve got you covered. Check out our recommendations for the top places to seduce that special someone in DC.

Le Diplomate

There’s no question that Paris is the city of love, so why not take your date to a classic French bistro? Head to this Logan Circle spot, decked out with red awnings for that perfect sidewalk cafe flair, for a special night out on the town. We recommend browsing the lengthy Old World wine list for a selection to pair with your entree.

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333


Cozy up to your sweetheart at this wine-and-cheese spot near Metro Center. This intimate spot offers outdoor seating in warmer months. Patrons can snuggle up next to outdoor fire pits and sip on thermoses of hot toddies. If you’d rather stay inside, you can build a stunning cheese plate, paired with a French red wine and charcuterie.

775 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-7663


This airy, white-and-light-wood-decorated recently-opened Italian restaurant in Van Ness, a 15-minute drive from the St. Gregory, is the latest opening by the Trabocchis, one of the DC food scene’s power couple. Choose from any of the handmade pastas on the menu, which changes daily, and channel that classic Italian amore.

4445 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
(202) 450-1312


Chef Cedric Maupellier’s French-American fusion restaurant in Shaw is the perfect blend of traditional and modern. You’ll love the romance-friendly interior, which incorporates shades of red and pink throughout. Share a booth with your date and dine on innovative fare like goat cheese with quinoa and beets.

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2870

Tredici Enoteca

This sumptuous Mediterranean spot, located downstairs in the St. Gregory Hotel, is the ultimate place for a romantic meal. Woo your loved one with a Mediterranean meal that’ll have them dreaming of a beach vacation on the Italian coast.

2033 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 888-2899