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romantic dinner in d.c.?

cbarker3351 Jun 10, 2009 12:43 PM

Looking for a place with great atmosphere but also great food. Any kind of cuisine. Nothing touristy or loud. Any suggestions?

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    dcandohio Jun 10, 2009 12:50 PM

    I think a discussion of "romantic" restaurants took place on this board a few months ago. If you have a moment to search you can probably find the link. Everyone's notion of what is romantic is different. Having said that, I'll throw out a few suggestions. The patio at Tabard Inn is lovely in nice weather. A booth at Bombay Club is wonderful if you like Indian. The rooftop at Straits of Malaya is quite romantic. Drinks at a booth in the Gibson can start or end your evening on a romantic note.

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      cbarker3351 Jun 10, 2009 07:16 PM

      Great suggestiions! Thanks! Someone also suggested Nora's (Florida and R) and Neyla's in Georgetown. 'Know anything about either of them?

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        dcandohio Jun 11, 2009 05:35 AM

        Neyla has a very nice atmosphere - can be loud so I wouldn't call it romantic. Food is average at best.

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      foreverfoodie79 Jun 10, 2009 01:00 PM

      Oval Room

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        Elyssa Jun 10, 2009 03:31 PM

        I think the idea of what qualifies as romantic is open for discussion, but in my mind a romantic restaurant isn't cheesy but is instead intimate, chic, and as you mentioned, not overly loud.

        I've had some delicious, intimate, and romantic meals with my boyfriend at Zola, PS7 (the restaurant itself, not the lounge), Bistro D'Oc (try to get the front table in front of the window), Tabard Inn (if the weather is nice make a special request for a table in their charming courtyard), the back room of Palena.

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          DCDeb Jun 10, 2009 07:06 PM

          I really like Marcel's in Foggy Bottom.

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            DanielK Jun 10, 2009 08:01 PM

            Second Marcel's.

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              ktmoomau Jun 11, 2009 06:36 AM

              Third Marcel's, Second Palena.

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