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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Code Red restaurant
4.9 (29)
$30 and under
Adams Morgan
About the restaurant
CODE RED : We’re a celebration of freedom that transports you back into the Prohibition Era while embracing modernity with classic cocktails, eclectic cuisine, and outstanding service.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our first time here and we had an amazing experience! Hannah F our server went absolve and beyond to make our first experience as wonderful as possible! Good cocktails and nice decorations!
A photo of i Ricchi restaurant
4.8 (3732)
$31 to $50
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
A restaurant specializing in the preparation of Cucina Rustica Tuscan country-style, scratch cooking. Attentive service from experienced and caring staff. Italian wine list. Outdoor dining on the Piazza. Valet parking Friday and Saturday. The Cafe / Patio is open with Tents, Heaters and Blankets featuring warm specialty drinks for your Winter pleasure. Open Tuesday thru Sunday. Curb side pick up thru www.iricchifoodclub.com. See our Sunday Specials!!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Awesome service wonderful staff will gladly recommend
A photo of The Prime Rib restaurant
4.8 (3403)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
D.C's premier steakhouse with tuxedoed waiters and a 1940s Manhattan supper-club setting since 1976. Top five romantic restaurant in America (Food and Wine magazine). Live piano nightly. Valet parking. business casual for gentlemen.
Top review
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
We had an amazing dinner. The food and service were top notch. It was my husband's birthday and we sat at the table in front of the piano. The prime rib was perfect!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg restaurant
4.8 (909)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot is Fredericksburg’s premiere fondue restaurant. We offer both a romantic and family friendly atmosphere for your fine dining fondue experience. Our staff operates with one goal in mind - to provide you with the perfect night out.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
The service was impeccable, with friendly and attentive staff who made sure our dining experience was top-notch. They were knowledgeable about the menu and offered great recommendations. Overall, this place is a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy a unique and delicious dining experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a cozy night out, this place delivers on all fronts. We can’t wait to return!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg restaurant
4.6 (2055)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Had a great dinning experience! The waiter seemed to always arrived just as we finished a dish.
A photo of Fiorella Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.5 (438)
$30 and under
National Harbor
About the restaurant
Fiorella's appeal lies in our delicious food, natural warmth and effortless Italian charm. During spring and summer, the outdoor dining area creates a delightful al fresco experience; in the winter, the restaurant is a cozy retreat. And all year long we have wonderful views of the Potomac!
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Had a business lunch here and decided to go back for dinner. Food was great, good service.
A photo of Cork Wine Bar & Market restaurant
4.4 (519)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Logan's favorite neighborhood wine bar - now with a beautiful expanded garden patio! Locally owned Cork is an affordable, casually elegant place that demystifies the world of wine by giving you real descriptions of what you are drinking, flights of wine so you can explore different regions and varietals, and suggestions for pairing our wines with our offerings. Cork Wine Bar is the creation of Logan Circle residents Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts.

Dine Upstairs, in our Tasting Bar or in our Expanded Secret Garden. Tables are reserved for dining only. The reservation is for a 2 hour dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
My go to place! Great european products, fine wine. Nice service.
A photo of Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.4 (169)
$31 to $50
Mount Vernon Square
About the restaurant
Nama is a Japanese-inspired restaurant and sushi bar by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schlow, located in D.C.'s vibrant Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The menu of this intimate outpost of Nama Ko on 14th St. includes exquisite sashimi and sushi, vegetarian creations, dumplings, mouthwatering maki rolls and more. Nama's sushi bar, cozy dining room, and shady patio are a short stroll from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Top review
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Great Sushi, fish was fresh and service was awesome Will be back
A photo of The Bistro at The Goodstone restaurant
4.2 (25)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
We are thrilled to have you join us at the Bistro at Goodstone, where fine dining meets casual comfort.

Nestled in the picturesque Virginia countryside, the Bistro at Goodstone offers a contemporary and laid-back dining experience. Our menu boasts seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients, including Virginia wines and draft beers. Comfortable seating that is perfect to unwind with friends, surrounded by the glass-encased Conservatory showcasing the beautiful landscape that surrounds Goodstone Inn. A proper dining retreat!

We welcome you to indulge in breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner with us during our varied hours throughout the week. Join us for farm-fresh dining all week!
Top review
Dined on May 21, 2024
Enjoyable. Wonderful dinner and ambiance. Spaced out nicely. My only critique is that there weren’t any bread & butter plates. Bread and butter arrived well before dinner but nothing to put it on. I first thought it an oversight but when I looked around I didn’t see any on other tables. I definitely plan to go back. No photos as I actually did not take my phone.
A photo of The Alex Speakeasy at The Graham Georgetown restaurant
3.9 (75)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
The Alex is a tribute to prohibition. This cozy speakeasy takes you back to the 1920’s with a touch of modern swank. Enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail menu, bites from our Chef selected shareables or one of our weekly featured dishes. Telephone-themed details pay homage to the bar’s eponym, Alexander Graham Bell. Only accessible by keyless entry using a special code, The Alex is the ideal destination to mosey up to the bar and spend the evening partying like it’s still the prohibition era.

Currently playing: The Blue Dot Jazz Band, every Friday & Saturday 6:30pm - 9:00pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Loved the location and atmosphere. Nice low key jazz vibe. Excellent service
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