Most Romantic Restaurants in the Washington, DC Area

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••• Photo Courtesy Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Looking for a romantic restaurant to celebrate a special occasion? Here are the most romantic restaurants in the Washington, DC area. These special restaurants have great food and are among the best restaurants and the most popular in the region. They are all expensive and require reservations. Be sure to call ahead to make a reservation at least a few days in advance.

Marcel's - 2401 Pennsylvania Ave.

NW, Washington, DC. (202) 296-1166 French-Belgian restaurant with nightly live entertainment.

Palena - 3529 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 537-9250 Fine Italian restaurant with award winning chef.

1789 Restaurant - 1226 36th St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 965-1789 Georgetown’s premiere restaurant serving world-class American cuisine in a renovated Federal house.

Tabard Inn - 1739 N St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 833-2668 New American cuisine in a quaint restaurant in a Victorian style hotel just blocks from the White House in downtown Washington DC.

Little Fountain Cafe - 2339 18th St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 462-8100 Quaint European styled restaurant located in the basement of an Adams Morgan townhouse.

Asia Nora - 2213 M St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 797-4860. Intimate New Asian restaurant with food prepared with organic ingredients.

Sea Catch - Canal Square, 1054 31st St, NW Washington, DC (202) 337-8855.

Fresh seafood in a romantic setting in a restored historic building in the heart of Georgetown. The setting is unique with a view overlooking the C & O Canal.

2941 Restaurant - 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA (703)270-1500. Modern American cuisine with classic French influences in a gorgeous setting with waterfront views.

Plume - The Jefferson, 1200 16th St. Washington DC (202) 448-2300. Plume is an award-winning fine- dining restaurant, located in one of DC's historic most prestigious luxury hotels, that has a special couples space known as “The Nest”. The restaurant offers an elegant and intimate atmosphere and upscale cuisine.

La Ferme - 7101 Brookville Rd, Chevy Chase, Maryland. (301) 986-5255. French country restaurant with an intimate setting and beautiful outdoor seating when the weather permits.

Old Hickory Steakhouse -Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland. (301) 965-4000. Stunning restaurant with intimate ambiance and sweeping views of the Potomac River.

Old Angler’s Inn - 10801 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, Maryland. (301)365-2425 Quaint country inn with beautiful outdoor seating when the weather permits.

Inn at Little Washington - Middle and Main Street, Washington, Virginia (540) 675 3800 Romantic country inn at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

L'auberge Chez Francois - 332 Springvale Rd. Great Falls, Virginia. (703) 759-3800 Elegant French country inn in Great Falls.

The Grill at Morrison House - 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, Virginia (703) 838-8000 Award-winning restaurant in a cozy atmosphere at a small inn in Old Town Alexandria.

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