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Date Night: A Wandering Dinner
Got Date Night ideas of your own? Feel free to submit your date plans to candrews AT washingtonian DOT COM By Ann Limpert, Garrett M. Graff
Comments () | Published May 10, 2007

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.


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