A Wandering Dinner in Penn Quarter
Trendy restaurants crop up like wildflowers along the streets of Penn Quarter, so the neighborhood’s an ideal place for a wandering dinner date. Start with Cool Cucumber martinis, Kobe tartare, and the house-made charcuterie plate on the casual back terrace of Poste (555 Eighth St., NW).
Next, wander to the low-lit lounge at Rasika (633 D St., NW), where you’ll find cava cocktails sparkling with ginger and small Indian plates such as flash-fried spinach with yogurt and tamarind or scallops with ginger and honey.
Take a break from the crowds and the flash with a course or two at the rustic Bistro D’Oc (518 Tenth St., NW), hidden away on a quiet street. You’ll find lots of pleasure in the escargots dripping with garlic-pastis butter, onglet steak with fries, and rich cassoulet.
Feeling full? Walk a few blocks to the elegant bar at Oceanaire Seafood Room (1201 F St., NW) for a flame-lit baked Alaska for two.
Spring and romance are in the air, and you know what that means: You need a plan a special date for that special person. Doing dinner and a movie or drinks every weekend can just get so old, though, and now you're stuck for creative ideas on how to fun with with the significant other.
Well, worry no more! After Hours is to the rescue with a new weekly feature we call (so creatively) Date Night. We'll plan an itinerary for you for a special night or afternoon on the town.
Got Date Night ideas of your own? Feel free to submit your date plans to candrews AT washingtonian DOT COM. Read below for the first Date Night feature, taken from our Single in the City issue of Washingtonian.