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Great (Last Minute!) Valentine's Day Dining from Our 100 Best Restaurants List - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Feb 06,2019
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,

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There’s still time to snag a Valentine’s Day reservation—or plan your perfect walk-in strategy—at these places, which are among the top 50 on our 2019 Very Best Restaurants list (on newsstands now).


1250 9th St., NW; 79 Potomac Ave., SE
While some people’s idea of a Valentine’s meal is caviar and roses, we’d be happier splitting a great bottle of wine, snacks, and creative pizzas at chef Mike Friedman’s red sauce-y pizzerias. A few faves: the Caesar, calamari, and pepperoni-honey pie.

2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 3309 Connecticut Ave., NW
Looking for a Valentine’s date spot that’s not super fancy/expensive but still serves great food? Rasika restaurateur Ashok Bajaj’s Indian street food spots in Cleveland Park and Foggy Bottom fit the bill (and unlike Rasika you can still get reservations). In addition to the a la carte menus, look for specials like grilled spiced lamb chops and shrimp biryani.

801 O St., NW
Early and later reservations are still available at chef Cedric Maupillier’s charming French bistro, where you can split classics like leeks dijonnaise, bouillabaisse, and duck a l’orange. Note that rustic sister restaurant Mintwood Place (also on our top 100) would make a charming date spot as well.

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