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Best of Washington 2012: Affairs of the Heart

The top places for everything from proposals to affairs to breaking up.

Illustration by Scotty Reifsnyder.

Best Places to Have an Affair

Criteria: Someplace off the beaten path with
quiet nooks to “hide” in and a discreet waitstaff.

Great choices: Atlas Room in DC; Vermilion in
Old Town Alexandria; Addie’s in Rockville.

Best Places to Propose

Criteria: Someplace memorable and romantic;
attentive but non-intrusive servers who accommodate requests, such as
hiding the ring.

Great choices: Rasika in DC; Inn at Little
Washington in Washington, Virginia; Volt in Frederick.

Best Places to Break Up

Best of Washington 2012

Criteria: Someplace lively to drown out shouts
and tears; near the Metro for a getaway; no Chinese hot pots or
steakhouses with sharp knives.

Great choices: Food Wine & Co. in
Bethesda; Palena Cafe in DC; Liberty Tavern in Arlington.

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