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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Restaurants:219 Restaurant, ala, Brasserie Liberté
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Southern, Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American
Neighborhoods:Alexandria, Dupont Circle, Georgetown
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Time
7:00 PM

219 Restaurant

$$$$·Southern·
Alexandria
732 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Good food and service. Only negative was cigar smell at restaurant.
Late Night Find in Virginia - DC Suburbs

ala

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,083 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
Wonderful small plates for sharing. Great service!
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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Brasserie Liberté

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Georgetown
964 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
my 92 year old mother was feeling unwell and cranky, and the server was so kind and thoughtful, and I will be forever grateful. And the food was great too, especially the onion soRead more

Brick Wood Fired Bistro

$$$$·American·
Prince Frederick
434 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Excellent service and excellent food but where we were sitting was freezing cold and when we asked if the temperature could be adjusted we were told that it could not be so we ate Read more
American in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Cafe 44

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,211 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
This restaurant never disappoints. I was there to celebrate my birthday and the restaurant went above and beyond to make sure I had the perfect time.
Scenic View in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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CIRCA at Navy Yard

$$$$·American·
Navy Yard
697 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
The food and service was phenomenal. It was the perfect spot for dinner after attending a nearby concert. We had appetizers, entrees, and drinks while there. Everything was very deRead more
American in District of Columbia

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Rockville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rockville
1,683 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
As always my experience at Cooper’s Hawk was fabulous. We started with a wine tasting, moved to happy hour and finished with dessert. Cooper’s Hawk is definitely a favorite and I lRead more
Notable Wine List in Washington, D.C. Area

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Leesburg

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
771 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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HalfSmoke

$$$$·American·
U Street Corridor
942 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food
We came to celebrate our 102 years of our Sorority being founded and we came for brunch. The food was delicious and the names were super clever and went with the entire vibe. The dRead more
Great for Brunch in District of Columbia

Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Middleburg
1,063 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Wonderful experience- the service from our server Brenton was fantastic! The food was top notch. Best steak I’ve had in a long time.
Contemporary American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Hook & Vine

$$$$·Southern·
Chesapeake Beach
508 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Food is always delicious, service is impeccable and personable. Love this restaurant and it will always be one of my regular places to go.

Julii

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,149 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Alsatian tart and crispy trout were superb! Service friendly and accessible, but not overbearing. An excellent experience!
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area

La Vie

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Southwest Waterfront
2,034 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
We had a great evening celebrating our 24th Wedding Anniversary at La Vie! The service and food was superb. We really enjoyed the quality and the attentiveness from the staff. MRead more

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

$$$$·Italian·
Old Town Alexandria
1,678 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
We came for brunch. We went to the Loft. The ambiance was amazing, and the food and drinks were on point as well. We will definitely be returning!
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Medium Rare - Arlington

$$$$·Steak·
Arlington
759 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Chose this place based on location across from my temporary apartment and that they accepted reservations for solo diners. The fixed price menu of bread, salad, steak and fries waRead more
Steak in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Morton's The Steakhouse - Reston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Reston
2,775 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Great service, great food, always a wonderful experience.
Special Occasion in Virginia - DC Suburbs

O-Ku - DC

$$$$·Sushi·
Washington
995 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing ambiance, food was delicious and the drinks were perfect! The surf and turf sushi and the sugar and spice cocktail were the best!
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
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Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Alexandria
911 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food, very nice atmosphere, great staff.
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area

Osteria Marzano

$$$$·Italian·
Alexandria
1,470 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always a great experience and great food.
Italian in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Palette 22

$$$$·Global, International·
Arlington
1,947 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food and great service
Hot Spot in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Sonoma Cellar - Old Town Alexandria

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
561 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Not a lot more to add to this survey ... the food and service were both outstanding and the restaurant is cozy and friendly. Highly recommended and we will return.
Notable Wine List in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Taberna del Alabardero

$$$$·Traditional Spanish·
Downtown
2,835 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Went for Restaurant Week and enjoyed a great evening with my girlfriend. The host and waiters provided excellent service and the food and wine was to die for. Will have to go againRead more

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

$$$$·Southern·
Leonardtown
618 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Had a very pleasing experience. Efficient and curteous staff and good food.
Best Ambiance in Maryland - DC Suburbs

The Prime Street Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Waldorf
1,149 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
1,621 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Lunch
I made reservations and requested they place a placard on the table reading “Congratulations Katy and Guy”. Our table was ready on time and the placard surprised my fiancée and seRead more
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area