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romantic suggestions around DC

thewaca Jun 19, 2007 03:13 PM

Hi, I want to take my girlfriend out for our aniversery this october, and I would like it to be somewhere near DC (we are coming from College Park). I am looking for something that will be in the $100 - $150 range (for the food). And I obviously want something romantic. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Marissa RE: thewaca Jun 19, 2007 04:29 PM

    I posted a report on Georgetown food back in January -- including Marcel's (actually Foggy Bottom) -- very good French in a lovely dining room.

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      Elyssa RE: thewaca Jun 19, 2007 05:03 PM

      My boyfriend and I had a really delicious and romantic meal for a special occassion at Equinox. Especially if you tell them it's a special occasion they'll take good care of you.

      Another option would be the back room of Palena...which I personally think is very romantic because the tables are well spaced out and the food is really good.

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        Elyssa RE: Elyssa Jun 19, 2007 07:36 PM

        I also forgot about Bistro D'Oc which can be very romanitc and the food is excellent French bistro food---and very moderatly priced.

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          jpschust RE: Elyssa Jun 20, 2007 05:34 AM

          The back room of Palena is really going to be cutting it close for 100-150 for food.

          A place that never comes up here is Little Fountain Cafe in Adams Morgan.

        2. Meg RE: thewaca Jun 19, 2007 06:59 PM

          Just had dinner at the Tabard Inn for the first time on Father's Day. Weather permitting, the patio is very romantic, and the entire place has a very European feel. Very reasonable prices and delicious food (less expensive than Palena or Marcels). Great dark and cozy lounge area with a big fire place for before dinner drinks.

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            laurentobias RE: thewaca Jun 19, 2007 08:20 PM

            Over the summer, 1789 is doing a special - 3 courses for $36. It's a wonderfully romantic restaurant, and $72 for the two of you (+ drinks) is a great deal. http://www.1789restaurant.com/coupon/...

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              Elyssa RE: laurentobias Jun 20, 2007 06:03 AM

              This is an excellent suggestion. When they had a similar deal my bf and I had a really good meal in a romantic setting there. Very old school DC and an excuse to get dressed up.

              (Btw if its on the menu you MUST get the chocolate and vanilla bread pudding...it was the best dessert I have had in DC possibly ever!)

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              hunca RE: thewaca Jun 19, 2007 08:54 PM

              Inn At Little Washington. Spend the night Very pretty, very romantic.

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                bordeauxfan RE: hunca Jun 20, 2007 05:06 AM

                agreed, but VERY VERY expensive. I don't see how you do "room and board" for less than $1000/night.

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                  Elyssa RE: hunca Jun 20, 2007 06:02 AM

                  You certainly won't be spending under $150 at Inn At Washington...perhaps for a bottle of wine but certainly not a meal! lol

                2. ktmoomau RE: thewaca Jun 20, 2007 07:05 AM

                  I second Palena back room, I think you could probably swing the food for that price, bf took me I thought it was lovely.

                  Marcel's is really nice, as well, must second it.

                  Restuarant Eve can be very romantic, I forget food pricing, but they have a website I'm sure.

                  L'Auberg chez Francois is a drive it isn't in DC it is out in Great Falls, but nice,as well.

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