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The Best DC Restaurants For Date Night

Dating is hard, but finding a place to do it shouldn’t be. Here are the best date night spots in the DMV.

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All Purpose

This new location of All Purpose in the Navy Yard is serving pizza and Italian appetizers on the water, and is a quick walk to Nats Park.

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Fancy Radish

Fancy Radish is an upscale vegan place on H Street that’ll make you think, “If vegetables always tasted this good, I’d eat them way more often.”

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The next time you want to eat homestyle-Spanish food inside an actual house, check out Mola in Mount Pleasant.

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Blues Alley

Blues Alley is a hidden bar off of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown with live music almost every night of the week.

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Fiola Mare

Great views, excellent seafood, and a lot of money. Fiola Mare is where you go for a special occasion in Georgetown.

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Ristorante Piccolo

Ristorante Piccolo is an Italian restaurant with a live violinist most nights. It’s over-the-top, but a good Georgetown experience to have once.

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Filomena Ristorante

For an old-school Italian experience in DC, go to Filomena in Georgetown.

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Himitsu is a small Japanese spot in Petworth serving some of the best food in DC. Expect a wait, but it will be worth it.

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The Red Hen

You can’t have a bad night at Red Hen. The Bloomingdale spot serves some of the best Italian food in DC in a space that feels like a cabin.

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Lupo Verde

Lupo Verde does reliable Italian in an old brick townhouse right off 14th Street.

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Lyon Hall

Lyon Hall can solve most of your eating dilemmas in Arlington. The German food and multiple levels work for a date, group drink, or catch-up dinner.

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Chez Billy Sud

For classic French food in Georgetown, head to Chez Billy Sud.

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Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.

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Sfoglina is an Italian pasta spot in Van Ness that’s perfect for a date night or dinner with your parents.

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Ambar Clarendon

For a fun group dinner in Arlington, go to Ambar and do the unlimited small plates option for $35.

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Osteria Morini

For dressed up Italian and good views in Navy Yard, head to Osteria Morini.

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The Salt Line

Salt Line’s New England-style seafood, outdoor bar, and attractive dining room are perfect for a date or dinner with parents in Navy Yard.

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All-Purpose is a neighborhood spot in Shaw with excellent Italian antipasti and some good pizza.

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Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi is a French spot in Bethesda. Use it for date night or dinner with the parents.