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Valentine’s Day Restaurant Guide

For your consideration this February 14: Special dinners at 15 crushworthy spots around Washington.

Chef Todd Gray is offering both three- and five-course special menus this February 14 at Equinox. Photograph courtesy of Equinox.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and local restaurants are starting to announce limited-time love day menus. Here are V-day details at 15 local restaurants; check back with us for more as February 14 approaches. Don’t feel like dining out on Tuesday? Many of the menus are available on surrounding dates, as well.

Acqua Al 2
Seating(s): 5:30 to 10:30 PM
Price: $85 for a five-course meal.
Menu
Reservations: Call 202-525-4375, or reserve online.
Etc.: Book table 70 for a secluded seat with a view of the restaurant’s Tuscan mural.

Addie’s
Seating(s): 5:30 to 9:30 PM
Price: $65 for a four-course meal; $95 with wine pairings.
Menu: Details not yet available.
Reservations: Call 301-881-0081. Reservations are made at the start and end of every hour.

Blue Duck Tavern
Seating(s): 5:30 to 10:30 PM
Price: $70 for a special four-course dinner.
Menu
Reservations: Call 202-419-6755, or reserve online.

Cafe du Parc
Seating(s): 5 to 10 PM
Price: $65 per person for a five-course dinner; $90 with wine pairings.
Menu
Reservations: Call 202-942-7000, or reserve online.
Etc.: Cafe du Parc diners can stay overnight at the Willard InterContinental for a special discounted rate of $359.

Casa Nonna
Seating(s): Tavola 12, the restaurant’s tasting bar, seats at 7 PM.
Price: $75 for a 12-course meal at Tavola 12; $105 with wine pairings.
Menu: Dishes on the tasting menu will include, per press materials, raviolo of farmer’s egg in black truffle sauce, wood-roasted turbot with vanilla-braised endive and Champagne zabaglione, and, for dessert, sweet banana fritelle and molten gianduja.
Reservations: Advance reservations required. Call 202-629-2505.
Etc.: A special four-course tasting menu is also available for $45 per person.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Seating(s): 4 to 11 PM, 4 to 9 PM on Sunday
Price: $78 per couple.
Menu: Details not yet available.
Reservations: Call 202-408-1600, or reserve online.
Etc.: A shareable menu of dishes inspired by Cuba’s golden age will be available from Saturday, February 11, through Tuesday, February 14.

Equinox
Seating(s): 5:30 to 10 PM
Price: $70 for a three-course menu, $90 for a five-course menu; $95 or $125 with wine pairings, respectively.
Menu
Reservations: Recommended; call 202-331-8118.

Hank’s Oyster Bar
Seating(s): 5:30 to 10 PM
Price: A Valentine’s menu is available for $32 per person, or $60 per couple with a special oyster sampler. It’s $30 for a half bottle of Gardet Champagne for the table.
Menu: The oyster sampler includes half a dozen freshly shucked oysters paired with two 1½-pound lobsters.
Reservations: Call 202-462-4265.
Etc.: The menu is available on Monday, February 13, and Tuesday, February 14.

J &G Steakhouse
Seating(s):5 to 10 PM, or till 11 PM on Saturday
Price: $90 per person; $135 with wine pairings.
Menu
Reservations: Recommended; call 202-661-2440, or reserve online.
Etc.: The special Valentine’s Day menu is available from Saturday, February 11, through Tuesday, February 14. The grilled tomahawk steak is precut for two and served tableside.

The Oval Room
Seating(s): 5 to 10 PM
Price: $85 for a three-course meal.
Menu
Reservations: Call 202-463-8700, or reserve online.
Etc.: Choose the corner tables for a cozier, more romantic atmosphere.

Rasika
Seating(s): 5:30 to 10:30 PM
Price: $85 for a four-course meal; $130 with wine pairings. $55 for a three-course meal in the casual lounge.
Menu: Details not yet available.
Reservations: Call 202-637-1222, or reserve online.
Etc.: Look out for aphrodisiac ingredients incorporated into the dishes in honor of the occasion.

Smith Commons
Seating(s): 5 to 10 PM
Price: $60 per person, all inclusive.
Menu
Reservations: Recommended; call 202-396-0038.
Etc.: For a city vista, ask for a second-floor table facing the windows.

Station 4
Seating(s):
5 to 11 PM
Price: $75 per couple for a three-course dinner, $95 with wine pairings.
Menu
Reservations: Call 202-488-0987, or reserve online.

Watershed
Seating(s): 5:30 to 10 PM
Price: $55 for a four-course tasting menu; $80 with wine pairings.
Menu
Reservations: Recommended; call 202-534-1350 or reserve online.
Etc.: Table 9, a cozy banquette, is an excellent option for cuddling up with your special someone.

Zentan
Seating(s):
5:30 to 10:30 PM
Menu: The special menu features, according to press materials, Beausoleil oysters with caviar, dill, and seaweed; red snapper with rose essence, beet root, balsamic, and fennel; and Creek Stone Farm short ribs with chicory, truffles, and horseradish, plus house-made truffles for dessert.
Price: $75 for a four-course meal. $14 each for two special cocktails.
Reservations: Call 202-379-4366, or reserve online.

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