Where to Spark the Flame in D.C.'s Most Romantic Eateries

Discover 7 amazing locations that are ideal for Valentine's Day, pre-date cocktails, or any other special occasion and provide a variety of choices, from affordable to luxurious.

La Ferme Restaurant

Known for dishes like pate, foie gras crème brulee, and roasted calf liver,

La Ferme Restaurant

this highly regarded French restaurant in Chevy Chase has been tucked away in a charming country farmhouse since 1985.

L'Auberge Chez Francoi

Culinary pioneer François Haeringer was motivated to introduce a flavor of his home Alsatian region to Washington, D.C., back in 1954.

At the beloved Falls Church inn, which is adorned with family treasures and murals depicting Haeringer's birthplace in France, his sons continue to carry on his legacy.

The Ashby Restaurant

This ancient Virginia wine country restaurant and inn is tucked away on a vast green landscape of gently undulating hills and blossoming flowers.

Iron Gate Restaurant

One of the delights that adds to the intimacy of this historic Dupont Circle setting is a dining area with a crackling fire.

Tail Up Goat

This cozy, neighborhood restaurant that has earned a Michelin star offers flawless service paired

Tail Up Goat

with an easygoing Caribbean vibe that lets guests concentrate on one other over supper.

Tabard Inn

This quaint location close to Dupont Circle makes for an ideal dating night. Start by taking a seat on a cozy couch and enjoying a glass of wine by the cozy fireplace.

Tabard Inn

The hotel's living room-style lobby hosts live jazz music every Sunday and Monday night.


Like few other restaurants, this lovely little French eatery tucked away in a Georgetown row home, loves Champagne and caviare.