Date Night in D.C. 2012

Whether it’s your first date or your 10th anniversary, there's always a good reason to wine and dine the object of your affection. Here, we offer up five top restaurants for date night -- and a bonus, if you're lucky.


New Heights

For a first date in a classic (and totally unstuffy) setting, New Heights is your spot. And with more 50 types of gin on offer, you can ease into a fun night with someone new or take the edge off if it's not going so well.

This restaurant does not accept web reservations. Please call (202) 234-4110 to make a reservation. More Options

Co Co. Sala

Co Co Sala is romantic to its core --  just the place to go for cocktails and chocolate-infused dining. Consider it your deal closer.

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Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro

Dubbed a "candy store for grown ups," this is the spot to impress your wine-loving love interest. And with its cozy wine bar/shop/restaurant vibe, Grand Cru is romantic without laying it on too thick. 

This restaurant does not accept web reservations. Please call (703) 243-7900 to make a reservation. More Options

Palena Fine Dining

A serious special occasion spot, your best bet is to go for "Tonight's Proposed Meal," which means you'll let Chef Frank Ruta and team do their thing (and masterfully at that). 

This restaurant does not accept web reservations. Please call (202) 537-9250 to make a reservation. More Options

Martin's Tavern

All the single ladies: If you're looking to drop a subtle hint, bring your date to this spot, which is rich with romantic history.  Booth number three is where JFK proposed to Jackie.


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Bonus

Cafe Bonaparte

If the date went well, then you should end up here for brunch -- the perfect spot to commemorate the night before over crepes or eggs benedict.

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