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Jun 1, 2010 11:17 AM

Romance and good food too

need a DC restaurant with great food and a romantic atmosphere. Seafood is preferable but it should have some variety. We prefer extra fresh vegetables with the meal.

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  1. Corduroy, Corduroy, Corduroy.

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      I like the Corduroy recommendation...especially if you get the scallops.

      The newly reopened Equinox is also a good choice. As is Cashions.

    2. Depends on what you mean by romantic. Corduroy has excellent food and if you get one of its nook-like booths, it would be private, but its design is very modern and it is rather brightly lit. Whereas Bistro d"Oc is darkish and cozy and you feel like you just found a secret gem in the middle of Montmartre. I'd also say Rasika, which has lush fabrics and good mood-lighting. So, maybe if you explained more what you consider romantic, that would help.

      Rasika Restaurant
      633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

      327 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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      1. re: katecm

        If you are looking for romance I wouldn't go to Rasika. While the food is fantastic, when I went with my boyfriend for a celebratory dinner we were practically screaming at each other just trying to have a normal conversation. The place is SO loud that unless you are sitting next to each other and shouting sweet nothings in to each other's ear the romance will fly out the window.

        That said---delicious food!

        Rasika Restaurant
        633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

        1. re: Elyssa

          Neyla in Georgetown? It is Mediterranean tapas.

      2. my choices for romantic with excellent food are:
        1. citronelle (my wife just said she doesn't find it so romantic, but it is clearly special
        2. 2941 (in falls church virginia, hard to find a more lovely place on a nice summer evening
        3. L'Auberge Chez Francios: great falls virginia, more people have probably got engaged here than any other place in the area. beautiful country french alsatian restaurant