100 Washington, D.C. Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:Zaytinya, The Hamilton, Founding Farmers - DC
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, American
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Downtown, Foggy Bottom
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Zaytinya

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Penn Quarter
16,949 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
One of the best restaurant week deals out there!
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
487 people mentioned the Mezze

The Hamilton

$$$$·American·
Downtown
9,294 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
The date sucked but the food and drinks were great!
71 people mentioned the Milkshake

Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
30,380 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
The food and service are both great every time! We noticed this time that although it was at least half full, it was still pretty quiet. We could have a great conversation without Read more
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
657 people mentioned the Beignets

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,846 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Food and service were great as always and a fantastic value for restaurant week
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
190 people mentioned the Calamari
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Tower Oaks Lodge

$$$$·American·
Rockville
9,027 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
Our waiter was very good. Oysters ice cold as was the beer. Burgers were delicious. Great time!
Best Ambiance in Maryland - DC Suburbs
120 people mentioned the Lobster Specials

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

$$$$·Seafood·
Alexandria
9,976 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
The food was good but the service was amazing!!
Scenic View in Virginia - DC Suburbs
227 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Ashburn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Ashburn
3,799 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Lunch
Everything was delicious except my husband's spaghetti tasted old(not fresh) to him.
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
37 people mentioned the Calamari

Clyde's Willow Creek Farm

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
5,748 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
We did a post holiday family get-together. The service and setting were outstanding. People were nicely spread out. The staff was helpful and highly professional, and the Coq au viRead more
75 people mentioned the Calamari

Founding Farmers - Tysons

$$$$·American·
Tysons Corner / McLean
10,175 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
We really enjoyed our meal. The quality and taste are excellent and you really get a lot for your money!
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
174 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Wildfire - Tysons

$$$$·American·
Tysons Corner / McLean
7,958 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
another excellent meal. excellent service and friendly staff. one of our go-to places
193 people mentioned the Prime Rib

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - McLean

$$$$·Steak·
McLean
6,599 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Almost flawless. Restaurant Week menu offered plenty of options, and we were pleased with our choices —steak frites for the guys, with a potato soup starter, and salmon for me withRead more
77 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,125 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
I celebrated my 48th birthday with family and friends. Had a wonderful time.
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
301 people mentioned the Chao

Il Canale

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
3,220 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
George (our waiter) was the best!
70 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Stanford Grill - Rockville

$$$$·American·
Rockville
2,627 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
I would to give 10 starts to Gary : he was amazing on his service very knowledgeable person and recommended very professional on food and our choice for Wine excellent. RestaurantRead more
Outdoor Dining in Maryland - DC Suburbs
65 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Reston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Reston
3,480 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Lunch
Fabulous place to have dinner with friends/family.
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
26 people mentioned the Calamari
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Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
10,847 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
The food was excellent and service was wonderful! I’ll definitely be back!
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
159 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,814 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Live Music
Rice Moss, our server is the Best. He always make sure we have a great experience.
Hot Spot in Washington, D.C. Area
134 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Old Ebbitt Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown
24,550 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
My favorite spot in DC. Has never failed me. Will continue to come here for as long as I live in the DC area.
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
203 people mentioned the Raw Bar

The Majestic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,602 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Great place to enjoy a night out in Old Town Alexandria with great staff.
26 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

$$$$·French·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
6,452 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Fast service….excellent tasting food. Would highly recommend.
Most Booked in Maryland - DC Suburbs
99 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Seasons 52 - Tysons Corner

$$$$·American·
Tysons Corner / McLean
4,804 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
As always, our meal was delicious! The shrimp and grits were incredible, as was the filet.
90 people mentioned the Flat Bread

2941 Restaurant

$$$$·French American·
Falls Church
6,833 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
We keep coming back for the amazing menus and superlative service and ambiance.
Notable Wine List in Virginia - DC Suburbs
66 people mentioned the Calamari
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Matchbox - Rockville

$$$$·American·
Rockville
3,079 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Hmm so they brought my wine out in a cloudy and water stained, dusty looking glass. Sent it back, got another no problem. The restaurant felt a little worn. Service was good. Food Read more
Great for Lunch in Maryland - DC Suburbs
34 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Copper Canyon Grill - Glenarden

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lanham
2,434 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Cozy
Nice food. Nice service
61 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,651 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and atmosphere, we enjoyed our time.
108 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
2,030 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Absolutely stellar food. Brussels sprout salad, Parmesan kale salad, pumpkin ravioli… best I’ve ever had!
American in District of Columbia
22 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,727 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
My second time at Ocean Prime was for my mother’s birthday and the service was just as amazing as I had remembered it. The food was exceptional delicious, and if I were to give anyRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
25 people mentioned the Calamari

Tupelo Honey - Arlington

$$$$·Southern·
Arlington
2,503 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Interesting menu with southern twist
Great for Brunch in Washington, D.C. Area
49 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

$$$$·Steak·
Ashburn
1,415 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Great ambiance. Two of our five meals had to go back and re-cooked. The meatloaf was very cold and the steaks were way under cooked. They brought us a much better meal after we comRead more
Steak in Virginia - DC Suburbs
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,565 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tapas
All the food was awesome! The sangria was delicious! The service was great!
Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area
494 people mentioned the Sangria

Texas de Brazil - Fairfax

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fairfax
2,704 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was perfect, service was amazing! Never let other bad reviews affect you I read them before I went there and it’s a total lie.
21 people mentioned the Flank Steak

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,623 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Food variety was extensive and each dish was delicious. Our server was helpful, professional and very courteous. She helped us choose items on the menu as it was our first time andRead more
Best Value in District of Columbia
85 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

Clyde's at Mark Center

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
3,655 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
We were exceptionally pleased by the service we received. Our server was friendly, attentive and professional.
77 people mentioned the Lobster Specials

Cuba de Ayer

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Silver Spring
1,020 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
My favorite restaurant with best food and services.
Kid Friendly in Maryland - DC Suburbs
25 people mentioned the Black Beans

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Herndon
1,468 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Outsanding service, food, wine, dessert!!! Pablo and the staff are always amazing - our favorite place for authentic Italian in the area!
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
197 people mentioned the Veal Chop

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,657 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Great place first time with a Buisness customer. Loved it.
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the Banana Foster

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,946 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Had a wonderful family get together at McCormick & Schmick’s. It was Restaurant Week and most dined off the special menu. It was very good. Would definitely dine there again!
24 people mentioned the Flounder

Bistro Cacao

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
3,450 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Wonderful care from the manager and our server. I will be back
French in District of Columbia
58 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gainesville

$$$$·American·
Gainesville
1,511 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
We were seated in a booth directly opposite the front door and the outdoor breeze was uncomfortably cold. A solid partition separating the booths from the doorway could fix this iRead more
31 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Woodbridge

$$$$·American·
Woodbridge
1,161 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
Our favorite local restaurant—great entrees, service and atmosphere. The soup options are always excellent and I love the salads. My bride always goes for the salmon.
15 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Sequoia

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
6,053 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Great food, amazing services!! the first time will be back.
47 people mentioned the Raw Bar
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Clyde's of Reston

$$$$·American·
Reston
3,941 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
The waitress was excellent and professional. The hostesses were very loud and they’re laughter was very annoying. I love to laugh like anyone but this hostess was braying and verRead more
Great for Lunch in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the Lobster Specials

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Spotsylvania

$$$$·Italian·
Fredericksburg
565 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Great food Great location
3 people mentioned the Brulee

Succotash PRIME

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,274 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Let's start with the service I received when I needed to increase my reservation from 6 to 8. The hostess quickly accommodated my request and informed me of the menu options necesRead more
42 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Seasons 52 - North Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
5,721 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Food was delicious. Nice variety and the desserts were superb.
Healthy in Maryland - DC Suburbs
96 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

$$$$·Latin American·
U Street Corridor
1,463 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Our server was excellent but the kitchen, on a very slow night, was:off. We got our desert before the sushi we ordered ..got a:bowl of soup while waiting for dessert to come back.Read more
Great for Brunch in District of Columbia
45 people mentioned the Hibiscus Margarita
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Spanish Diner – Bethesda

$$$$·Spanish·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
3,657 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Great food, great service, and a great price! Would highly recommend again!
Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area
176 people mentioned the Sangria

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
3,268 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The WOW factor was in abundance Friday night. The greeting was warm and welcoming; the other guests were lovely; the service was EXCELLENT; and the food was amazing. Our party haRead more
85 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Copper Canyon Grill - Gaithersburg

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gaithersburg
1,385 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Love this place, delicious food. I love BBQ ribs!
Scenic View in Maryland - DC Suburbs
19 people mentioned the Prime Rib

MeJana

$$$$·Lebanese·
Arlington
1,623 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The food was delicious. We tried most of the appetizers and shared some of the main entrees. It was a great dining experience!
49 people mentioned the Mezze

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fairfax
2,352 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
Anniversary. Thanks for the details. Decorated table and service
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
25 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
7,217 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Joe exemplifies quality dining in all regards. The food is amazing. The wait staff more so. We were never left waiting for anything. Most all of our needs were anticipated. ThRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
532 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Matchbox - One Loudoun

$$$$·American·
Ashburn
518 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
It was very nice. They even provided the cake with a lighted candle because I was celebrating my birthday. Enjoyed the service and food.
4 people mentioned the Calamari

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
5,070 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
This s one of the best restaurants in the state. Our favorite place.
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
52 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

$$$$·American·
Rockville
10,660 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Great service and food. The plank salmon was amazing
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
271 people mentioned the Beignets

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,255 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food and service. Do not miss a meal here on a trip to DC. The best.
French in District of Columbia
21 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gaithersburg

$$$$·American·
Gaithersburg
1,329 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
We had a group of 8 for my birthday dinner. Overall the food was good, but the service was slow. The appetizers were amazing so we had high expectations for the entrees, they were Read more
29 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Clyde's of Gallery Place

$$$$·American·
Downtown
6,706 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
though it was gamed day, the noise was not that high. we got seated immediately as we had a reservation. understanding the urgency to get to the game @ arena, our order was quicklRead more
74 people mentioned the Calamari

BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
6,214 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great food - fast paced service ( slow down please) - glad to see it busy again!
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
142 people mentioned the Fresh Fish

Bond 45 - National Harbor

$$$$·Italian·
National Harbor
3,102 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Birthday Dinner for a dear friend. Great meal that ended with Cake!
Great for Lunch in Maryland - DC Suburbs
53 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Flavio

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
633 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
We had a great time at Flavio! Good food, big portions, and chic atmosphere. If you go, request Anthony as your server - he was timely, honest about recommendations, and very kind!Read more
14 people mentioned the Calamari

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Leesburg

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
774 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The chicken tortilla soup was outstanding.
16 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Warehouse

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
3,414 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Took my daughter for her 28th birthday. Personable, attentive service. Fantastic drinks. Exquisite New Orleans fare. Small, intimate establishment. Pricey but worth every penny!
145 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Bastille

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
2,257 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic, authentic French food without pretention. Chef is from Périgord, which is known for duck and foie gras and truffles among other things, and he did an excellent job withRead more
French in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the Beignets
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Alta Strada Mosaic

$$$$·Italian·
Fairfax
880 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Excellent service by Gino, personable and charismatic. The buratta app was one of the best flavor combos ive experienced recently. The sweet tang of the vinegarette and pomegranettRead more
8 people mentioned the Chicken Parm
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Copper Canyon Grill - Silver Spring

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Silver Spring
1,544 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Food was excellent! K'dia (spelling?) was a great server!
29 people mentioned the Rotisserie Chicken

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Rockville
1,241 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
FABULOUS FABULOUS. Cannot wait to go back very soon
Best Service in Maryland - DC Suburbs
104 people mentioned the White Pizza

Gadsby's Tavern

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
2,378 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
We had the Prix-fixe menu (it was restaurant week). There were three choices in each category. My wife and I had the brie for the appetizer. It was very tasty. It had cooled down aRead more
116 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,164 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Anniversaries
Me and my friend attend restaurant week in DC who had a good experience over all
Special Occasion in District of Columbia
140 people mentioned the Baked Alaska

PassionFish - Reston VA

$$$$·Seafood·
Reston
6,080 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The setting is conducive to a romantic dinner. The food was absolutely unique and superb. The engaging service made for a complete package and a most enjoyable experience that weRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
153 people mentioned the Flounder