For a romantic dinner out, it has to have some essential elements. First, top of the line food. No brainer. Second, it should also have decadent desserts, great wines, drinks, and cocktails. Then there needs to be a great ambiance. You don't want it too loud or crowded, because it's really hard to have a romantic conversation when you have to yell to be heard. The servers should be so good that they can wait on you without annoying you. It helps if the lights are low, the seats soft, and the music romantic as well.
These top ten romantic restaurants fit the bill. Of course, many other restaurants can also be romantic. After all, if you're with someone you love, then the romance brings itself. But these are the top of the top.
981 W. Grove Street
204 North Capitol Boulevard
A cozy bistro close to everything downtown, Cafe Paris has created a reputation with locals as a great place for pre-event dining and post-event desserts. They excel in bakery items as well. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and mostly efficient. With a wide choice of wines to complement the foods, every morsel is a delight. I recommend the cheese tray, and let your waiter choose the cheeses. There is nothing on the menu that is not fantastically made, so order with abandon. Desserts are a must, no matter what diet you're on... read more