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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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25 Restaurants
Updated October 25, 2021
Restaurants:219 Restaurant, ala, Brasserie Liberté
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Southern, Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American
Neighborhoods:Alexandria, Dupont Circle, Georgetown
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219 Restaurant

$$$$
Southern
Alexandria
4.3
843 reviews
Everything was EXCELLENT! Hasn't been to 219 in years, but it won't be that long before I return! Started out with the mac and cheese. This was not your typical southern dish, but rather a more international style with the bacon and caramelized onion. We followed that up with the shrimp and grits, jambalaya and gumbo ya-ya as our entrees. We shared family style. This really worked so we all were able to enjoy each dish. The icing on the cake, we have leftovers. 😋 Can't end this review without talking about the excellent service received from Sheik ( hope I spelled his name correctly). He knew the menu,!gave great recommendations, and was very attentive. He was always there just when we needed him or had a question.

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ala

$$$$
Mediterranean
Dupont Circle
4.5
1095 reviews
The food was amazing! We tried the restaurant week menu and it was a great experience. I love that it’s halal and we got to try halal cured meats for the first time. The Adana kebap was amazing! Definitely worth it to go here. I would recommend it for any event you’re having. Date, out with girls, family dinner or birthday.

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Brasserie Liberté

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
Georgetown
4.6
1585 reviews
Super cute restaurant, food was good

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Brick Wood Fired Bistro

$$$$
American
Prince Frederick
4.8
563 reviews
Amazing food, great atmosphere and wonderful service!

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Cafe 44 | Jula's on the Potomac

$$$$
Contemporary American
Alexandria
4.7
1823 reviews
Café 44 is an excellent dining establishment!

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CIRCA at Navy Yard

$$$$
American
Navy Yard
4.7
936 reviews
happy new year

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Rockville

$$$$
Contemporary American
Rockville
4.5
2604 reviews
Enjoyable dining experience based on preparation and taste of the food, ambiance, and the 2-samples-of-wine-per-adult offer.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Leesburg

$$$$
American
Leesburg
4.5
1009 reviews
Staff was very attentive. Food was excellent and served with minimal wait. Management checked on us a couple of times and was very gracious. Will definitely visit again.

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HalfSmoke

$$$$
American
U Street Corridor
3.4
1140 reviews
Went to have brunch with my girlfriends and it was amazing. The mimosas were made great!

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Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Middleburg
4.5
1213 reviews
We enjoyed our evening at Harriman's. The baked goods (bread, cake and another dessert) were average. The rest of the meal including brussel sprouts, fig & dates, and a special - chicken gnochi were excellent. The scallops were over powered by the smoked bacon which made it mostly taste like smoked bacon- not scallops. The drinks were excellent and the service was attentive without being pushy or intrusive. There was a child sitting behind us watching an ipad at at VERY high volume. It was distracting and annoying. Overall, a nice exerience.

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Hook & Vine

$$$$
Southern
Chesapeake Beach
4.7
656 reviews
Nice variety of menu choices, good food. Service seemed a little slow.

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Julii

$$$$
Mediterranean
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
4.7
1625 reviews
Excellent brunch - the best shakshuka I’ve had. The croque madame was also excellent.

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La Vie

$$$$
Mediterranean
Southwest Waterfront
4.5
3094 reviews
Food was great, atmosphere was nice, service was prompt. Always enjoy coming here!

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Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

$$$$
Italian
Old Town Alexandria
4.5
2304 reviews
Great food! We went to Velvet & Rye, but have been to Wood-fire before too (also great food, a little louder than velvet, more family atmosphere). $134 for 2 entrees, 4 (alcoholic) drinks, and one appetizer (not bad, worth the price). I got the penne pasta, AMAZING. My date for lamb chops, he was skeptical ordering them, but they ended up being really good. Definitely recommend for a little date night.

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Medium Rare - Arlington

$$$$
Steak
Arlington
4.6
1012 reviews
Always love medium rare!

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Reston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Reston
4.7
2819 reviews
We had an outstanding meal and excellent service. We needed extra assistance due to my husband's mobility issues. Multiple people assisted us in getting him in the door and seated, then repeated the assistance when we left. Morton's is very expensive but wonderful for special occasions.

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O-Ku - DC

$$$$
Sushi
Washington
4.8
1304 reviews
The food was excellent and Jerome our server was the best. All his recommendations were fantastic! We sat at the sushi bar and it was great watching the chefs do their thing.

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Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria

$$$$
Steakhouse
Alexandria
4.6
1321 reviews
Great customer service and quality food.

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Osteria Marzano

$$$$
Italian
Alexandria
4.7
1703 reviews
The food was amazing. The service even better. The restaurant was very clean and quaint. The cheese wheel experience was amazing. I can't wait to go again.

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Palette 22

$$$$
Global, International
Arlington
4.6
2523 reviews
Second time there for brunch really love the spot will try lunch or dinner next

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Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria

$$$$
American
Alexandria
4.5
682 reviews
What a lovely place for dinner on a cold winter night! My friends and I had a nice table upstairs next to a window, giving us a great view of King Street while dining. All of the food was exceptional, we agreed. Three of us dining, we all had the French Onion Soup, which we were told the chef was contemplating making a permanent add to the menu. Yes! we told the waiter, the soup is really delicious with the right ration of cheese to onions. Two of us had the hangar steak and were both pleased it came out to our doneness requests. The cherry-horseradish cream with it was delightful! Our other friend had the turkey burger and said it was surprisingly juicy, as most he's had tend to be dry. And of course, we had wine. Don't miss the dessert trio, which was a nice touch to end a wonderful meal. We look forward to going back soon!

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Taberna del Alabardero

$$$$
Traditional Spanish
Downtown
4.7
3247 reviews
Amazing food and excellent service

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The Front Porch - Leonardtown

$$$$
Southern
Leonardtown
4.6
835 reviews
Nice ambiance and the service was good, but the food was subpar. Quiche was flavorless and Rueben Sandwich was just OK. Needed more sauerkraut and Russian sauce. The meat was tough and hard to bite.

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The Prime Street Grille

$$$$
Seafood
Waldorf
4.6
1153 reviews
Overall, everything was good. I didn’t like that our server did not wear a mask at all, which was a little concerning.

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Vola's Dockside Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Old Town Alexandria
4.5
2131 reviews
Great spot by the water! Good drinks and good food! Perfect for brunch.

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