10 year anniversary
Am celebrating 10 years of bliss. Looking for a resturant around DC area.
Am considering the following:
Cashion's (did our 5th anniv. there)
Fogo De Chao
Not really excited about any of them. Looking for a great place with great dining experience.
I 2nd Palena and Equinox.
But it seems like you might want something a step below those 2 places in price. Both can be quite pricey and I feel that Cashion's a little less expensive.
More in the Cashion's range I would recommend Zola. I feel Zola has a very sexy atmosphere with really good food. The tables are far enough apart to have a private conversation and the service is very nice.
Another idea might be Dino. I actually went there for a little mini-celebration with my boyfriend and we thought it was really nice. Although I've heard from a few people who go more often that its not very romantiic.
If you are into delicious French bistro food you should check out Bistro D'Oc. I find the surrondings very charming and intimate and the food is some of the best french bistro food in the city.
Also if you feel like getting dressed up and having a classic DC dinner you can check out 1789. They have a special coupon deal going on so it will be significantly less in price then usual. An excellent deal!!
I would second Eve, Palena, Komi, Citronelle and would add Marcel's. I think they have a very nice setting and good food.
if you have never been to Oceanaire it is not a bad choice. the food is very good and its a nice atmosphere. Its not as hip and trendy as the other places people are naming, but its great seafood done right.
Weather permitting, a corner table on the patio at The Tabard Inn. While the food's not on par with the likes of Palena, Equinox or Komi, it's very romantic (with a European feel) and has an inspired and more reasonably priced menu.
monkeyrotica....Not true! I can get excited about a lot of things, food even. My experience at Eve was decent, just not exciting. There were maybe 3 courses, maybe, that were great, but I think two of them were amuses and do not really count as courses.
Don't get me wrong, it was all good, just not to the level of Komi or Palena for sure.
Maybe I just caught them on an off night. I'll get back there eventually, but it won't be to their tasting room.
Palena would be my first choice but it is a bit more expensive than those you listed, but the food is great, easily one of the three best in the city in that regard.
Dino isn't as romantic, but let Dean know it is your anniversary. The wine list is fantastic (and extremely well priced), and if you make a meal of the appetizers and pastas you will have a fantastic meal. My wife and I like having a table in the window to watch the city go by, but it is quieter upstairs, though not as "Italian trotteria" as downstairs.
Corduroy is great but you need to recognize that it is in a hotel, though not affiliated with the hotel, but the food is great, the service too, and it is quiet. Good wine list too.
Tabard Inn is definitely romantic, but the food is inconsistent. When it is on, it is excellent, but if it is off, it is really off.
1789 is a very good choice too and they are offering a summer three course special for a good price.
2nd choice would be Restaurant Eve - Tasting Room or Bistro
1st choice would be 2941 and get a window seat.