A lot of serious stuff goes on in Washington, DC, but everyone needs a break now and then and for that there are a number of romantic restaurants for an evening's relaxation.
Mie N Yu is a massive yet intimate restaurant right in the heart of Georgetown, which makes it an ideal spot for starting (or ending) your night out. In March 2008, Corduroy, with chef Tom Power steady at the helm, moved from its perch inside the Four Points Sheraton Hotel to its own place in the up-and-coming convention center neighborhood. Firefly Restaurant features polished wood floors, stone walls, a glass bar and the decorated "firefly tree" in the center of the dining area. 1789 is one of Washington's more revered restaurants, having served well-heeled patrons for nearly 50 years. Here in the seat of world power, there are many romantic restaurants where you can sit back and exhale - but they're popular so be sure to call ahead to make a reservation at least a few days in advance.
3125 M Street, Northwest
An Asian-fusion feast for the senses in a lush, sprawling restaurant in the heart of Georgetown... read more
1122 Ninth Street, NW
1201 K Street
Cozy date spot with a fun upstairs lounge... read more
1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW
1226 36th Street, NW
A quiet, traditional country restaurant in the center of Georgetown's hustle and bustle... read more
1801 Connecticut, N.W.
198 N. 21st Street
514 8th Street, SE
At Pennsylvania Ave
Brunch is tops at this Belgian and Euro-fusion spot... read more
678 Indiana Avenue, Northwest