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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant
4.9
4.9 (8872)
$50 and over
French
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 66 years. L'Auberge Chez François is the ideal spot to celebrate special moments, private parties, luncheons, weddings, and cooking demonstrations. Our menu is extensive and full of the flavors of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Excellent food and service, attention to detail, and a casually elegant atmosphere are hallmarks that have made L'Auberge Chez François a Washington favorite! We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Should you not see your preferred time to dine with us, please call us at 703-759-3800.
Top review
desireecvip
Dined 4 days ago
Superb on every level!! Congrats on your 70 well deserved years of business!
A photo of Elizabeth's Gone Raw restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1208)
$50 and over
Vegan
Downtown
About the restaurant
Elizabeth's Gone Raw offers an extraordinary dining experience every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. We merge our gorgeous venue with a prix fixe Vegan Tasting Menu at $110 per person.


Our resident sommelier curates a pairing of organic wines and beverages sourced from around the world at an additional $80 per person

Fully raw menus are not available. Please call the restaurant (202-347-8349) in reference to any allergies prior to making your reservation. Regarding reservations of 5 or more, please call the restaurant directly.

We source and prepare the freshest ingredients for our exclusive fine dining experience. For this reason, reservation confirmations are required 24 hours in advance. If a cancellation occurs within 24 hours of your reservation, there will be a $35 per person cancellation fee. Thank you for your understanding of the commitment that is made to creating a memorable dining experience.

Top review
JulieF
Dined on 13 Apr 2024
This was the best tasting menu of my life. From the vegan cheese to the wine recommendation through each, delectable course we we wowed by presentation and flavor!! My new favorite restaurant will make me travel to DC more frequently.
A photo of The Study restaurant
4.8
4.8 (291)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Discover our Modern American menu inspired by Chef Tomas Chavarria’s Mesoamerican heritage and training. Our regionally sourced plates such as Korobuta Pork Belly and Seven Hills Farms Center Cut Steak are complimented by our library of classic cocktails. Grab your favorite sip and savor attentive service, a luxe atmosphere, and live entertainment in a boutique hotel.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, service was first class and you could tell the bar, kitchen and wait staff worked as a team. Great experience.
A photo of Bistro L'Hermitage restaurant
4.8
4.8 (6174)
$31 to $50
French
Woodbridge
About the restaurant
As the Historic Occoquan Waterfront Area welcomes L'Hermitage, a Classic French Bistro, we welcome you. Long time DC restaurateur (21 Federal/Bob Kinkead (RIP),Ex Co-Owner of Marcels DC, Watergate Hotel F&B) Youssef Eagle Essakl has transformed a building and the surrounding property in historic downtown Occoquan into his vision of a Romantic French country bistro. L'Hermitage, a great escape from the hectic DC restaurant scene, promises 'relaxed good taste' with the polish and sophistication of fine dining. Join us for a very special experience.
Our Motto is:
"Hospitality is the Art of Making Others Feel Welcome, Comfortable, and at Home.
It is the Talent for Spreading Warmth and Kindness that will be Remembered Always."

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Always such a lovely experience with the wait staff greeting me warmly. This is a special place that holds many special memories.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Fredericksburg restaurant
4.8
4.8 (905)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Fredericksburg
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot is Fredericksburg’s premiere fondue restaurant. We offer both a romantic and family friendly atmosphere for your fine dining fondue experience. Our staff operates with one goal in mind - to provide you with the perfect night out.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 Mar 2024
Three friends and I were looking for an interactive dinner and we had the best experience. Our waitress was amazing and the food was so good. We got the cheddar pot and the steak lovers and split it four ways for it to total about $15 per person. SO GOOD.
A photo of Iron Gate restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2867)
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
Iron Gate, located near Dupont Circle, stands as one of the district’s oldest continuously operating restaurants and is split between a sumptuous dining room, a wisteria covered patio and a handsomely enclosed carriageway that houses the bar.

Chef Anthony Chittum, a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and his team have revitalized the space with a menu that takes inspiration for the cuisines of Greece, Sicily, Sardinian and Southern Italy, interpreting those traditions and techniques using the finest products and seasonal ingredients of the Mid-Atlantic.

Iron Gate also serves as an idyllic oasis for fine private events both large and small, so please consider us when planning your next fête, we'd love to have you as our guests.

Top review
smackh1vip
Dined 5 days ago
Great food and service. We didn’t do the very delicious and reasonably priced family table as we weren’t very hungry. But, the oysters and the pasta were really good. Loved it.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Arlington VA restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2728)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Arlington
About the restaurant
For over 20 years, the Melting Pot of Arlington has offered an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course fondue-style dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 Apr 2024
Good but very expensive! I knew that going in but it was even more than I thought. Nice for a special occasion.
A photo of Conservatory at Goodstone restaurant
4.5
4.5 (238)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Middleburg
About the restaurant
Goodstone Inn offers two unique dining experiences on 265 acres of rolling hillside and farmland in beautiful Middleburg, VA.

Please take note of your reservation date and time, as the Bistro and Conservatory have differing hours of operation. To view our current menu, please visit www.Goodstone.com.

The Conservatory at Goodstone is an elegant Fine Dining experience offering upscale Contemporary American cuisine focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Tasting Events and memorable Dinner Experiences are scheduled throughout the year.

The Conservatory is open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday from 5 - 9 pm. Guests 14 and older are welcome to dine with us.

Top review
Edgar
Dined on 12 Apr 2024
Beautiful setting in a glassed in area of the inn and restaurant. Service was impeccable. We had the four course Chef's tasting menu. All selections were highest caliber in taste and presentation. If you want fine dining in an elegant setting, I recommend the Conservatory at Goodstone.
A photo of Flora Flora restaurant
4.5
4.5 (120)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
A DC destination with fresh, bright flavors and a menu that boasts Latin-leaning, shareable meals and always leaves you craving more. Flora Flora, located at Pendry Washington DC - the Wharf, is perfectly positioned with waterfront views and is designed in light wood tones and shades of greens that evoke warmth and vibrancy.
Top review
Itsme
Dined on 31 Mar 2024
We had a great experience. Georges took excellent care of us. The food was delicious and fresh. Great setup. I’d like to go back when it’s not Easter.
A photo of The Alex Speakeasy at The Graham Georgetown restaurant
3.9
3.9 (71)
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Georgetown
About the restaurant
The Alex is a tribute to prohibition. This cozy speakeasy takes you back to the 1920’s with a touch of modern swank. Enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail menu, bites from our Chef selected shareables or one of our weekly featured dishes. Telephone-themed details pay homage to the bar’s eponym, Alexander Graham Bell. Only accessible by keyless entry using a special code, The Alex is the ideal destination to mosey up to the bar and spend the evening partying like it’s still the prohibition era.

Currently playing: The Blue Dot Jazz Band, every Friday & Saturday 6:30pm - 9:00pm.

Top review
KateS
Dined on 13 Apr 2024
This was truly a speakeasy. Low light. Live jazz band. Small and intimate. Awesome
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