37 "Date Night" restaurants in Washington DC.
Part trendy clothing store, part Cambodian/Thai restaurant, Maketto might just be the coolest spot in DC right now.
The phenomenal tapas and fun times here might be the best example of what Jose Andres has done for DC eating.
Hit Oyamel in Penn Quarter for delicious Mexican food in a fun space.
Hazel has an American menu with Japanese and Korean twists, and it’s one of the most exciting places to eat in DC right now.
Wear elastic-waisted pants when you go to Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan, and make sure to get involved with the pastas and lamb ribs.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
This French bistro is the place to see anyone who’s ever been on “Meet the Press". The food is also delicious.
The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.
All-Purpose is a neighborhood spot in Shaw with excellent Italian antipasti and some good pizza.
A highly attractive spot located on the highly trendy Blagden Alley, The Dabney will impress both your date and your Instagram followers.
Even if you don’t live in Petworth, Ruta Del Vino is worth coming to, especially with a date. Post up and order food at the big bar, or grab a table.
Estadio’s tapas will be familiar if you’re used to eating Spanish food, but it will be better. Use Estadio to woo sources, dates, or anyone else.
There are plenty of places to get ramen in DC, but Haikan is doing it a bit differently. Try it for a casual dinner next time you're in Shaw.