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
16,697 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Delicious lunch with flavorful food in a relaxing and attractive restaurant
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
487 people mentioned the Mezze

The Hamilton

$$$$·American·
Downtown
9,150 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Great service and food, reasonably priced for downtown DC. Nice atmosphere!
71 people mentioned the Milkshake

Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
30,173 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Great service, great food.
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
657 people mentioned the Beignets

Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,604 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Amazing food , great service , and they even added a candle to my dessert for our anniversary.
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
190 people mentioned the Calamari
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Tower Oaks Lodge

$$$$·American·
Rockville
8,933 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
What a delightful way To celebrate ! Everything was outstanding!
Great for Lunch in Maryland - DC Suburbs
120 people mentioned the Lobster Specials

Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

$$$$·Seafood·
Alexandria
9,985 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Excellent experience, Liz our server was pleasant and attentive to our needs. Thank you for making this a memorable 50th birthday celebration for my husband!
Scenic View in Virginia - DC Suburbs
227 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Ashburn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Ashburn
3,670 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
This place has really figured out the labor shortage and adjusted well. Limited seating be the quality is outstanding.. great time with my wife on our anniversary!!
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
37 people mentioned the Calamari
Table for 2 today

Clyde's Willow Creek Farm

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
5,726 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
My son is traveling back to the west coast so we wanted a final get together as a family. Service and food were great! I can always rely on Clyde’s for a good evening out :)
75 people mentioned the Calamari

Founding Farmers - Tysons

$$$$·American·
Tysons Corner / McLean
9,832 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Always a solid meal at Founding Farmers, this time a breakfast meeting. Service was impeccable, everyone enjoyed their meals, in particular the tender, tasty and not overpowering VRead more
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
174 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Wildfire - Tysons

$$$$·American·
Tysons Corner / McLean
7,938 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Our experience was outstanding, based on the food, service, and atmosphere.
193 people mentioned the Prime Rib

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

$$$$·Steak·
McLean
6,484 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
It was good food, good service, and no real problems. They had a crab cake on the menu which is hard to get.
77 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Fogo de Chao - Washington DC

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown
3,967 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
I enjoyed the enormous salad bar with so many other items on it. Very nice selection.
Most Booked in District of Columbia
301 people mentioned the Chao

Il Canale

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
3,132 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Everything was very good service was excellent
70 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Stanford Grill - Rockville

$$$$·American·
Rockville
2,508 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Our waitstaff, Daniel Debebe in particular, was absolutely excellent - attentive yet not overbearing, a wonderful sense of humor, sincerely genuine in enjoying what he does. We wouRead more
65 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Reston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Reston
3,287 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
We enjoyed our dinner. The host was kind enough to move our table to a booth in the corner so we had some privacy.
Notable Wine List in Virginia - DC Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Calamari
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Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
10,573 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Fantastic service and amazing food!!
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
159 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Mastro's Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steak·
Penn Quarter
3,685 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Husbands birthday
Steak in District of Columbia
134 people mentioned the Butter Cake

Old Ebbitt Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown
24,412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Absolutely fabulous!
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
203 people mentioned the Raw Bar
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The Majestic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,490 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
We had a great first date! Cocktails were great. Fries for snack. Cozy booth. Nice servers who got it right. Good jazz too!
26 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

$$$$·French·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
6,374 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
This is the perfect spot for a civilized luncheon, and the 3 course prix fixe is very fair. Service is professional and attentive, and the restaurant has the true feel of a French Read more
Most Booked in Maryland - DC Suburbs
99 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Seasons 52 - Tysons Corner

$$$$·American·
Tysons Corner / McLean
4,735 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Quality food in an astonishingly quick ready time
Healthy in Virginia - DC Suburbs
90 people mentioned the Flat Bread

2941 Restaurant

$$$$·French American·
Falls Church
6,815 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of my favorite restaurants. The service is very professional and servers knowledgeable. The food excellent. The option of Chefs Tasting. Three course tasting, and a la carte prRead more
Best Overall in Virginia - DC Suburbs
66 people mentioned the Calamari
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Matchbox - Rockville

$$$$·American·
Rockville
3,056 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The brunch buffet was very good! Loved the dessert table as well.
Great for Brunch in Maryland - DC Suburbs
34 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Copper Canyon Grill - Glenarden

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lanham
2,383 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Great experience. Our server was great. She was quick which I needed for a lunch meeting.
Contemporary American in Maryland - DC Suburbs
61 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Nostos Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,591 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
great dinner under the outside tent.
Greek in Washington, D.C. Area
108 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
1,953 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nice place for lunch. Great salads. Lots of good outdoor seating. Noise level from the street is a bit hit and miss but was really good the last time
American in District of Columbia
22 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,567 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Took our son for steak and seafood during parents weekend @Georgetown U. Everything was delicious and our server Owen was exceptional!
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
25 people mentioned the Calamari

Tupelo Honey - Arlington

$$$$·Southern·
Arlington
2,370 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
Great food and great service. The fact they serve brunch all day and every day is a bonus !
Great for Brunch in Virginia - DC Suburbs
49 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Ashburn

$$$$·Steak·
Ashburn
1,333 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
We had a wonderful evening celebrating a staff members work anniversary. The food was incredible!! Furthermore Rochelle is the finest server at this restaurant. She makes everyonRead more
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,404 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion
Always excellent food and service at this restaurant.
Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area
494 people mentioned the Sangria

Texas de Brazil - Fairfax

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fairfax
2,604 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
Fantastic place to dine, especially with the VIP card. Worth the trip. If you leave hungry it's your own fault. Food keeps coming and coming and the meat is delicious and hot!
Steakhouse in Virginia - DC Suburbs
21 people mentioned the Flank Steak

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,469 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
Excellent experience. You can’t beat the value for the quality and amount of food during the lunch special. Could have a bit faster service in terms of checking up on the table, buRead more
Most Booked in District of Columbia
85 people mentioned the Mushroom Crepe

Clyde's at Mark Center

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
3,631 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Great food, perfect service, obvious care with social distancing and disinfecting.
77 people mentioned the Lobster Specials

Cuba de Ayer

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Silver Spring
987 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
My favorite place with good food and service!
25 people mentioned the Black Beans

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Herndon
1,424 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Every aspect of our lunch at Zeffirelli’s was outstanding!
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
197 people mentioned the Veal Chop

Eddie V's - Tysons Corner

$$$$·Seafood·
Tysons Corner / McLean
3,520 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Food was good, but the service was a little slow. On Monday night every table was full with families, groups, and couples. The waitress asked when we were seated if we had time resRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
53 people mentioned the Banana Foster

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

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,994 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
McCormick & Schmick's is absolutely WONDERFUL!! The service and the food were great and I'll definitely be returning!
24 people mentioned the Flounder

Bistro Cacao

$$$$·French·
Capitol Hill
3,401 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We went here for our Wedding Anniversary. Beautiful atmosphere, knowledge serving staff and AMAZING food!
French in District of Columbia
58 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gainesville

$$$$·American·
Gainesville
1,390 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
Greating, service and food was perfect. Would highly recommend.
31 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Woodbridge

$$$$·American·
Woodbridge
1,058 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Great Birthday Dinner at Firebirds
American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
15 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Sequoia

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
6,022 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Great service. There was literally only one thing that went wrong, they forgot a side. Oh, the humanity!!! But the portions were so generous, that it was probably best that we didnRead more
47 people mentioned the Raw Bar

Clyde's of Reston

$$$$·American·
Reston
3,934 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
Great outdoor space, always a great menu with options for all diners. Service was slow, which is happening more and more in restaurants given the labor shortage.
53 people mentioned the Lobster Specials

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Spotsylvania

$$$$·Italian·
Fredericksburg
553 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
The day we dined was the last day they were open. They closed their doors that evening. Luckily we heard about the closing and were able to spend our $150.00 gift cards. Too bad tRead more
3 people mentioned the Brulee
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Succotash PRIME

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,113 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was delicious. The atmosphere was sophisticated yet comfortable and hip. The staff was too notch. They were sincere and accommodating. They anticipated our needs and were Read more
42 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Seasons 52 - North Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
5,671 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
I’m not a fan of chains but this restaurant has my number. Always a pleasant experience and the staff is consistently wonderful. The separate allergy menu was much appreciated!
Healthy in Maryland - DC Suburbs
96 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

$$$$·Latin American·
U Street Corridor
1,442 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was amazing! The staff were great and enjoyed every minute of my experience. Thank you everyone at the restaurant.
45 people mentioned the Hibiscus Margarita
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Spanish Diner – Bethesda

$$$$·Spanish·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
3,599 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
Always delicious.
Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area
176 people mentioned the Sangria

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
3,159 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excelent atmosphere and outstanding good quality food. The only setback was the waiter. He seems to be a good person lacking training to serve with style and knowledge in such a wRead more
85 people mentioned the Butter Cake
Table for 2 today

Copper Canyon Grill - Gaithersburg

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gaithersburg
1,331 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Great experience with an exceptional menu which customized an entree for me (I am vegan). Would highly recommend
Contemporary American in Maryland - DC Suburbs
19 people mentioned the Prime Rib

MeJana

$$$$·Lebanese·
Arlington
1,632 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Everything was delicious! Particularly recommend the lamb kebab.
Outdoor Dining in Washington, D.C. Area
49 people mentioned the Mezze

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Fairfax

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fairfax
2,332 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
Well prepared meal, great service, and best rib eye I’ve had in a very long time.
Steakhouse in Virginia - DC Suburbs
25 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Prime Street Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Waldorf
1,070 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Prime Street Grille is always good. I highly recommend it.
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
8 people mentioned the Crab Soup

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

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,936 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Patrick was our server on 10/18/21…..wonderful attitude, extremely friendly and went out of his way to accommodate my dietary needs……a true asset to your restaurant!
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
532 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Matchbox - One Loudoun

$$$$·American·
Ashburn
481 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Being out of the house never felt so Amazing, from experiencing the small crowd bristling with excitement to enjoying the twinkle in your significant others eyes, this will be wellRead more
4 people mentioned the Calamari

Bistro L'Hermitage

$$$$·French·
Woodbridge
4,940 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Beautiful restaurant with great food and service. Gracious hospitality. Wonderful place to build lasting memories with good friends and family.
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
52 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Founding Farmers - Montgomery County

$$$$·American·
Rockville
10,517 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
The food never disappoints when I come here. The wait staff is very friendly and courteous.
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
271 people mentioned the Beignets

Chez Billy Sud

$$$$·French·
Georgetown
2,203 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Was a wonderful birthday celebration for my husband! Excellent food excellent service and champagne complement complements of the house! Merci!
French in Washington, D.C. Area
21 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gaithersburg

$$$$·American·
Gaithersburg
1,245 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Family I’m from out of town
29 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Clyde's of Gallery Place

$$$$·American·
Downtown
6,658 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
I'm there for every Caps game. Always great food, great service and great atmosphere!
74 people mentioned the Calamari

BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
6,192 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
One of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. I had the clam chowder and crab cakes, both FANTASTIC. Even the dessert was top-notch. Great service and even with their scaled-back menRead more
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
142 people mentioned the Fresh Fish

Bond 45 - National Harbor

$$$$·Italian·
National Harbor
3,150 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
my wife love it we definitely coming back the food was great everything was great. love it.
Scenic View in Maryland - DC Suburbs
53 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Le Chat Noir

$$$$·French·
Friendship Heights
2,111 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food. Fabulous and friendly service. Easy to talk.
45 people mentioned the Bouillabaisse
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Flavio

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
596 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. That was not our first time and we will definitely go back again
14 people mentioned the Calamari

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Leesburg

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
712 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Thank you to the Firebirds management & staff. They made my birthday celebration really special.
Great for Lunch in Virginia - DC Suburbs
16 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Warehouse

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
3,313 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Great food as always!!
145 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Bastille

$$$$·French·
Alexandria
2,184 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The food and service never disappoints! Always great choices
French in Virginia - DC Suburbs
53 people mentioned the Beignets

Alta Strada Mosaic

$$$$·Italian·
Fairfax
840 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
We loved our Alta Strada lunch. Our server was excellent and the food was fantastic! Mosaic is always fun to visit and the Alta Strada vibe is energetic and friendly.
8 people mentioned the Chicken Parm

Copper Canyon Grill - Silver Spring

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Silver Spring
1,500 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Good food and great service!
Great for Lunch in Maryland - DC Suburbs
29 people mentioned the Rotisserie Chicken

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Rockville
1,207 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Completely wonderful food, people, everything. They're very nice, too!
Best Service in Maryland - DC Suburbs
104 people mentioned the White Pizza

Gadsby's Tavern

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
2,364 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
Servers wore masks. Tables were spaced. Food was historic in theme. Ambiance was a historic tavern, next to the Gadsby's Tavern museum. Ramp access through the museum, and parking Read more
116 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
6,166 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
I love this place it was my birthday I would definitely do it again I had the swordfish it was perfect
Seafood in District of Columbia
140 people mentioned the Baked Alaska

PassionFish - Reston VA

$$$$·Seafood·
Reston
6,081 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Good and service were excellent.
Seafood in Virginia - DC Suburbs
153 people mentioned the Flounder