Where's the Romance?
Looking for favorite romantic spots in DC--places that you and that special someone (or someones) always fall back on or can't wait for a reason to go to. I'm thinking less of lavish and gorgeous--e.g. not Citronelle or 1789--but places where the atmosphere is just right for some reason. Can be a dive, a hole in the wall or just someplace comfortable.
A few that come to mind for me:
Bistrot Lafayette in Old Town Alexandria
La Tomate in Dupont
Afghan Grill in Woodley Park
Dino in Cleveland Park
What are yours?
Not exactly in DC, but Le Tire Bouchon in Fairfax City. My significant other and I have been going there for most special occasions since they opened and I have yet to be disappointed.
Top choice would be the Tabard Inn
Other places with a good atmosphere, are cozy, and have good service:
Mie N Yu
La Ferme in Chevy Chase
I happen to think that Firefly near Dupont Circle is incredibly romantic. The tables ARE close together, but that contributes to the cozy atmosphere.
I find Mie N Yu to be overpriced and pretentious despite the cool atmoshpere.