Are you looking to enjoy a romantic meal in Washington, D.C. this Valentine's Day? Here are some restaurants that offer specials to impress your sweetheart. Make your reservation now to be sure to get a nice table. Details are subject to change, please confirm with the restaurant.
1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Washington, D.C. (202) 337-0900.
A special 3-course dinner will be available for Valentines Day in the hotel's intimate craft cocktail cellar and restaurant. A complimentary glass of Prosecco upon arrival is included. The menu features the very best of locally sourced produce, butchery and dairy items including Chesapeake Bay oysters, Virginia cured meats and pasta from Georgetown.
1100 New York Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 216 9550.
Four-course prix fixe menu at $85 per person. The San Valentino menu includes standouts such as lobster ravioli, braised short ribs, beef tenderloin, risotto, with traditional tiramisu, persimmon tart, or "chocolate meltdown" for dessert.
Park Hyatt, 24th and M Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.
Showcasing farm-fresh favorites this Valentine's Day, the Tavern will feature a four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $135 per person. The feast will showcase standout dishes such roast lobster with chermoula butter and crab rice; vegetable pot pie with black truffle and roast winter farm vegetables, and burnt honey cheesecake with black currant-violet sorbet, Meyer lemon curd and honey graham tuile.
815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 659-3727.
Five-course, prix fixe menu priced at $85 per person. Begin with an amuse bouche of Badam Shorba with almond, rose and garlic, followed by a chaat course and then a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Appetizers include malai mushroom venison with shiitake, cinnamon, clove, garlic and cumin; vermicelli srimp with saffron, chili pepper and coconut, and beetroot shikampuri with hung curd filling and almond crust. Entrées include tandoori lobster chettinad with coconut, coriander, black pepper and anise; chicken asparagus korma with pistachio, onion, yogurt and cardamom; lamb xaccuti with coconut, garlic and roasted spices, and wild boar soyeta with chops, corn, yogurt and clove.
For dessert, find treats like a banana hazelnut kulfi.
The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. (202) 942-7000.
The Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for $95 per person features three courses followed by a decadent dessert. Entree options include lobster and mozzarella salad, rainbow beet salad, seafood chowder, arugula risotto, roasted lamb loin, seared Chilean seabass, and vanilla angel food cake with braised ginger strawberry, chocolate crumble, and pistachio gelato for dessert.
1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. (202) 626-0015.
Central’s special three-course, prix fixe menu for $65 per person offers an optional wine pairing for $36 per person. Begin with gougeres and ahi tuna carpaccio, potato tuile, hericot verts tartare, and black olive, then try the filet mignon and seared halibut with winter vegetables and black truffle jus. End the evening on a sweet note with a dark chocolate popsicle with mini cream puff.
11830 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, MD.
Enjoy a special menu from February 9 to 14, priced at $60 per person. Dishes include beet-cured smoked salmon, filet and lobster, and an "infinity cake" with raspberry sauce, fresh berries, and whipped creme fraiche.
1501 K Street NW Washington, D.C. (202) 783-8212. Three-course menu, $65 per person, four-course menu, $75 per person, with an optional $35 wine pairing. For each course, guests will have an option of gourmet dishes including crab and corn bisque, spicy green ceviche, drunken ribeye, and lemon cheesecake.
801A 9th Street, NW Washington, D.C. (202) 408-1600.
A special Valentine’s Day a la carte menu with a Cuban twist. Standout dishes include a $66 mixed grill for two with Black Angus skirt and Argentine-cut bavette steaks, jumbo shrimp, marinated chicken breasts, Cortez chorizo sausage, and red hot onion rings.
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. (202) 450-4686.
Del Frisco's Valentine's Day menu is all about comfort food, from cheesesteak egg rolls or baked goat cheese to start. Entrees include brick chicken, pan-seared scallops, or prime beef short rib stroganoff. Prime strip and lobster tails are the Valentine's Day signatures, with treats like peanut butter chocolate pie for dessert.
Three locations: Downtown Washington, D.C. (Penn Quarter), Bethesda, MD and Crystal City, VA.
Try a Valentine's Day Chef's Tasting Experience, ranging from $55 to $90 per person, with a tour of Spain via tapas and traditional plates. Or go with one of the truffle specials, including creamy mashed potatoes with slow cooked egg, wild mushrooms and black truffles.
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (866) 709-6910
Go for a romantic five-course menu priced at $129 per person inspired by Edith Piaf. The dinner is set to a live violinist, and the evening begins with a Kir Royal with rose petals and an amuse bouche, followed by a lobster tail, foie gras, Wagyu beef confit, and more, with a Gianduja mousse cake for two for dessert.
1401 T Street, NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 827-4752.
Enjoy a four-course Italian feast priced at $60 per person. The meal begins with Insalata di’Indivia, or endive, grapes, pecorino “Ubriaco”, red wine vinaigrette, and walnuts. Then there's gnocchi alla Valtellinese, which is potato dumplings with Savoy cabbage, speck, and fontina cheese sauce. For the third course, diners will savor Orata alla Griglia, pan-seared sea bream with lemon-oregano oil and artichokes. End this V-Day feast with Panna Cotta of Love, raspberry panna cotta with rose water jelly and chocolate decorations.
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. (202) 783-1475.
Indulge in a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner at $105 per person. Choices include brandied lobster bisque, braised lamb belly, roasted sea scallops and lobster tail, pan-seared wild rockfish, ricotta cheese gnocchi, roasted eel tenderloin, tamarind-glazed duck breast, grilled Wagyu ribeye. The desserts include passion fruit tart, chocolate raspberry torte, honey vanilla almond cake, and a coconut turtle.
800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 202) 463-8700.
Three-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person with wine pairings available for $40 per person. The menu features dishes such as seared Hudson Valley foie gras, roasted quail, Maine lobster, Japanese eggplant, prime beef ribeye, caramelized sea scallops, roast venison loin, and cream cheese ice cream cake.
633 D Street, NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 637-1222.
Four-course, prix fixe menu for $85 per person or $125 with wine pairings. The menu includes dishes like Tulsi scallops with basil, lime leaf and coconut milk; Ananas Chapli kebab with spiced lamb mince and pineapple murabba; Anjeer Paneer Tikka with fig, cottage cheese and chili garlic chutney; Dum Ka Lobster with cashew nuts, carmelized onions and saffron; Chicken Korma with morels, cashew nuts and cardamom; Duck Vindaloo with Peri-Peri masala and pearl onions, and Mushroom Kofta, mushrooms dumplings with tomato and panch phoran.
1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. (202) 466-2500.
Four-course Valentine’s Day menu for $85 per person or $125 with wine pairings. You'll choose dishes like include Oyster Moolie with ginger, green chili and coconut milk; Asparagus Bezule with mustard seeds, curry leaves and lemon juice; Lamb Galouti with smoked lamb, cashew nuts and rose petals; Black Cod with honey, cheddar and fennel; Chilgoza Murg with chicken breast, pine nuts and mint, or a Butternut Squash Bharta, smoked butternut squash with ginger and green chilies. The dessert sampler includes champagne chocolate truffle, saffron panna cotta; raspberry kulfi, and beetroot halwa.
79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, D.C. (202) 506-2368
Go for seafood at The Salt Line with tasting menu for two priced at $45 offered on February 14 and through the weekend. The dinner includes two spiked oyster shooters and more.
Valentine's Dinner Cruises. Wine and dine your valentine and enjoy a deluxe buffet, live entertainment and beautiful views of the Potomac River.
For more ideas for romance in the nation's capital, see Valentine's Day in Washington, D.C.