14 of our Favorite Cupid’s Day Dinners, Date Nights… and Even a Singles Soiree

Celebrating love… looking to get lucky… or just trying not to be lonely?  Here’s a list of our top 14 Cupid’s Day festivities, including prix fixe dinners, date night ideas, and even some activities for singles!

  • Lupo Verde Osteria (4814 MacArthur Blvd, NW, 20009), offers an authentic Italian twist for dinner this Valentine’s Day. Culinary Director Orlando Amaro’s four-course, prix fixe menu, priced at $60 per person (tax and gratuity not included), will be served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.  The menu begins with Sformato di Parmigiano, followed by Black Truffle Ricotta Pansotti Pasta  and Roasted Quail.  For dessert, there’s a sinful Panna Cotta of Love, raspberry panna cotta with rose water jelly and chocolate decorations.
  • The Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt will celebrate Cupid’s big day with decedent dishes for sweethearts to enjoy.  On February 14, Executive Chef Adam Howard will present a four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $135 per person (tax and gratuity not included), beginning with an assortment of canapes followed by a choice of first course, second course, entrée and dessert.
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with other DC Singles at the Heurich House from 6-8pm, where you can spend your evening mixing and mingling with other area singles while enjoying the traditions of Gilded Age flirting and romance. Try your hand at intricate fan flirting techniques. Decorate a Victorian era calling card, and then pass it to someone who catches your eye. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Proudly hosting date-nights for almost 20 years, Firefly will dazzle couples with a four-course menu on Valentine’s Day. To toast the occasion, each guest will start with a sparkling welcome cocktail. The romantic prix-fixe menu from Executive Chef Rich Falbo features an amuse bouche followed by a choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $75 per person, available from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14. Similar to Firefly’s daily menus, the holiday prix-fixe menu accommodates vegan and gluten-free guests.
  • At Urbana, Executive Chef Ethan McKeewill serve a four-course Italian feast in the spirit of Rome’s saint of courtly love. For $75 per person, diners are invited to select one option from each of the antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolci courses. The Italian Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner menu will be offered from Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Urbana’s dining room. An a la carte menu will be available at the bar.
  • Cupid’s spirit is alive and well at The Delegate this year, where diners can enjoy a special menu for the holiday from Executive Chef Pernell Morton.  Couples and Galentines alike will love the restaurant’s $120 three-course prix fixe menu for two.  Wine pairings available at an additional price.
  • SAN LORENZO RISTORANTE + BAR invites guests to  celebrate Love on Valentine’s Day with a Special 4-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner — the regular menu will not be available on 2/14 — for $85 per person.  The restaurant will also be serving the special Valentine’s Day dinner at the bar.
  • Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill, located along the historic C&O Canal in Georgetown, is featuring a four-course Valentine’s Day menu priced at $85 per person (tax and gratuity not included), available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.  Prepared by Chef de Cuisine Darren Hendry, the menu showcases regional American cuisine, which centers around its modern raw bar.
  • Valentines party in a Monastery anyone? This Valentine’s Day, get out and do something different. Throw it back to the 90s at Saint Francis Hall. Whether you have a special someone or not, this event is for everyone and all about the experience. It’s a super fun event, targeted to both singles and couples, thrown by DC Fray at St. Francis Hall – The Franciscan Monastery, from 7 – 11 pm.Think Clueless, Never Been Kissed, or Saved by the Bell: JNCO jeans, oversized scrunchies, slouchy socks, crop tops, and flannels. These classic set the bar high for our high school expectations, and now it’s time to finally get to live out these fantasies!
  • Over Valentine’s Day weekend, the Radiator team will harken back to the early days of school dance romance with “Radiator Sock Hop” during regular winter house. Inspired by the school dances of the 1950’s, “Radiator Sock Hop” will boast festive décor, a rock ’n roll playlist, and a photo booth contest. Guests who rock the most creative “prom pose” and share on social media will be awarded a brunch for two at Radiator and a one-night stay at the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel. Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden will whip up classics from the decade to pair with retro punch bowls from Lead Bartender Patrick Barrett.
  • BOURBON STEAK at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown is feeling the love all month long with Bourbon on Ice Unlimited. Couples can hide away in one of the three glistening ice domes situated on the chic patio – and toast the romantic occasion with bottomless Krug Champagne and unlimited fresh, raw Oysters [$500 per person for 2.5 hours. Make reservations pronto for the 14th!
  • Chef Ryan Ratino and his team will celebrate Valentine’s Day by featuring a unique tasting menu on Thursday, February 14 at Michelin Starred Bresca. Couples will enjoy a five-course menu priced at $105 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  As an added bonus, guests can complement their experience with a beverage pairing option, priced at $60 per person (tax and gratuity not included).
  • Mintwood Place, the intimate neighborhood brasserie located in the heart of Adams Morgan (1813 Columbia Road, NW), will offer a variety of specials prepared by Chef de Cuisine Matthew Cockrell on their seasonal a la carte menu this Valentine’s Day. Mintwood Place’s Valentine’s Day menu will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.
  • Located across Lafayette Square from the White House (800 16th Street, NW)The Hay-Adams offers guests Washington’s most prestigious address with views overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square and St. John’s Church, the “Church of the Presidents.”  On Valentine’s Day, The Lafayette will offer a four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $220 per couple (tax and gratuity not included), or $240 with a glass of Taittinger Champagne, available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Guests can anticipate contemporary American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Nicholas Legret and Chef de Cuisine Jacopo Beni in addition to attentive service in a stately, elegant setting.  Additionally, a specialty cocktail, called the Flirty Fizz,  will also be available for throughout the weekend, February 14-16.

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