A Guide to the Best Date Spots in DC

Conversations begin on Bumble but they get even deeper IRL. When it’s time to move from direct messaging to direct eye contact, find a table for two. And to make it super easy, OpenTable and Bumble are teaming up to help you find the best date spots in your city.

Find a restaurant that fits your style, whether you want drinks on a patio or a special four-course meal, OpenTable can help you choose the cuisine, seating area, and even book unique experiences with nearby restaurants. Download the Bumble app to find your match, and check the list below to find your table.

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Restaurants:219 Restaurant, ala, Brasserie Liberté
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Southern, Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American
Neighborhoods:Alexandria, Dupont Circle, Georgetown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

219 Restaurant

$$$$·Southern·
Alexandria
716 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The restaurant was beautiful and we were lucky to be able to sit in the bar area, which was decorated beautifully. The fireplaces were turned on, which added to the cozy and fun aRead more
Late Night Find in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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ala

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,076 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Ala was amazing. Found it last minute, my sister and I loved it. Our server from Ali (from Bali) and he was wonderful. The food was delicious. The music/vibe was nice and we loved Read more
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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Brasserie Liberté

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Georgetown
885 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Overall great experience, the good was wonderful the service lacked slightly but still great overall experience.

Brick Wood Fired Bistro

$$$$·American·
Prince Frederick
414 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Brick never disappoints! Great food and service. Wonderful atmosphere and so much more!
Best Service in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Cafe 44

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,164 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
The most beautiful view, great breakfast & service.
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area
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CIRCA at Navy Yard

$$$$·American·
Navy Yard
677 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
Great place to dine out.....love the chicken ceasar salad.
American in District of Columbia
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Rockville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rockville
1,601 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Food was amazing as well as service! Louie is the best waiter! Gives great recommendations and ver accommodating! Will request him every time I go!
Notable Wine List in Washington, D.C. Area

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Leesburg

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
732 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
My wife’s Birthday. This is our go to special date restaurant. Great food and service.
Great for Lunch in Virginia - DC Suburbs

HalfSmoke

$$$$·American·
U Street Corridor
917 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Based on the Washington, DC location: Went there for brunch-ish (lol ok around 3pm) and it was an amazing time! They have games to play like Connect 4 and Jenga to play while thereRead more

Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
1,040 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
We celebrated a 60th birthday at Harriman's. The food and service were outstanding, the ambiance elegant and relaxing. Thank you for making such a wonderful evening PERFECT!
Scenic View in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Hook & Vine

$$$$·Southern·
Chesapeake Beach
495 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Beautiful space, excellent service, great food and creative drinks. We had a wonderful meal.

Julii

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,116 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Service was so attentive and polite - from manager to server to assistant server. Food was delicious. Scallops risotto and a bottle of Bordeaux transported me to Paris for a coupleRead more
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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La Vie

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Southwest Waterfront
1,938 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
Always a great experience
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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

$$$$·Italian·
Old Town Alexandria
1,580 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
My party enjoyed happy hour downstairs and then at 7:00 pm we made our way up to the velvet and rye room for our reservation. I am so happy that I selected that space when booking Read more
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Medium Rare - Arlington

$$$$·Steak·
Arlington
734 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
We felt very comfortable with both the warmth and the social distancing in the outdoor tent. The portions are very generous, the steak and fries are very good, the salad is surpriRead more

Morton's The Steakhouse - Reston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Reston
2,769 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The Bartending Staff is Outstanding! They mix the best drinks anywhere.
Special Occasion in Washington, D.C. Area
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O-Ku - DC

$$$$·Sushi·
Washington
967 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
This was our first time at O-Ku and it was a fantastic experience. We dined at 5 PM which we were pleased to find the whole restaurant participates in Happy Hour! $4 off 5 of theirRead more
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Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Alexandria
854 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
As always, top 5 restaurants in the DMV. Consistent, welcoming, great atmosphere, worth every penny. I would live here if I could.
Steakhouse in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Osteria Marzano

$$$$·Italian·
Alexandria
1,441 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
It was great, the glasses of champagne for our anniversary was very nice. We loved the food and the service very professional and kind.

Palette 22

$$$$·Global, International·
Arlington
1,892 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Food was excellent and fast service. The “all you can eat” option was worth it. Got to try everything for a very reasonable price.

Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
553 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Had the huevos rancheros and would
Notable Wine List in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Taberna del Alabardero

$$$$·Traditional Spanish·
Downtown
2,807 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
As always, Taberna delivers outstanding service as well as excellent food with plenty of choices to satisfy anyone's tastebuds.

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

$$$$·Southern·
Leonardtown
595 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
What a great place. Great server and good food.

The Prime Street Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Waldorf
1,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
The waiter service was outstanding. We will definitely be dining a the restaurant in the future.
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area

Vola's Dockside Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Old Town Alexandria
1,583 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had a great time and ate out by the water. The only reason I gave 3 for noise was due to barking dogs brought in by other patrons.
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area
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