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Where to Book Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Reservations in D.C.

For those who absolutely must dine out on Black Thursday

Pasta from 2941 Restaurant
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When it comes to dining out, Valentine’s Day turns into amateur night: throngs of crowds, reservations that fill up weeks in advance, and overpriced prix fixe menus all make the idea of a romantic dinner feel like a chore.

Eater has always endorsed the option of staying home on this occasion, but not everyone will get the message. For people who absolutely must visit a restaurant next Thursday (and didn’t take the time to plan ahead for the occasion), here’s a curated list of some potentially tolerable tables to book for dinner on holiday.

But act quickly. Even these openings will soon disappear. And, at this late stage, be prepared to book a time quite early or very late.

OpenTable:

2941: Several options available

The Tavern at Rare Steak: Several options available

Nazca Mochica: Several options available

Unconventional Diner: 6:15, 6:30, 8:30, 8:45

Baba Bar: Several options available

Dyllan’s Raw Bar: Several options available

Liberty Tavern: Several options available

Casolare: Several options available

Perry’s: Several options available

Sushi Gakyu: Several options available

China Chilcano: 9:45, 10:00

Succotash: 5:15, 5:30, 9, 9:30

Mi Vida: 9:30, 9:45

Poca Madre: 10:00

Bresca: 10:00

Haikan: 5, 9:30

Convivial: 9:45

DBGB: Several options available

Oyamel: 5:30, 545, 9, 9:30

Whaley’s: 5, 9

Central: 5:15, 5:30, 9, 9:30

Jaleo Crystal City: Several options available

Old Angler’s Inn: Several options available

The Smith: Several options available

The Salt Line: 5, 5:15, 9:15, 9:30

Bar Pilar: 5:45, 6, 8:45, 9

Scotts Restaurant: 8:30, 8:45

Addie’s: Several options available

Urban Butcher: Several options available

Masala Art: Several options available

Sea Pearl: Several options available

Ethiopic: Several options available

Brine at Mosaic: Several options available

Sushi Hachi: 8, 8:15

City Winery: Several options available

Oohs and Aahs: Several options available

The Ashby Inn: 8:45, 9

Hank’s Pasta Bar: 6, 6:15, 8:15, 8:30

Johnny’s Half Shell: Several options available

Kaz Sushi Bistro: 6:15, 6:30, 8:15, 8:30

Bombay Club: 5:30, 9:15, 9:30

SER: 5:45, 8:30, 8:45

Ambar Clarendon: 5:30, 8:15, 8:30

Hank’s Oyster Bar Alexandria: 6, 6:15, 8:15, 8:30

Green Pig Bistro: 5:45, 6:00, 9:15

The Riggsby: 8:45, 9:15

1789: 10:00

District Commons: Several options available

Nobu DC: 9:00, 9:15

Et Voila: 9:30, 9:45

Bourbon Steak: 5:15, 9:00

Il Canale: 5:45, 6, 8:30, 8:45

Firefly: 6:00, 6:15, 8:15, 8:30

Medium Rare (Arlington): 5:30, 5:45, 8:15, 8:30

BLT Steak: 5:15, 5:30, 9:30

America Eats Tavern: Several options available

Mala Tang: Several options available

Honeysuckle: 5:30, 9:00

Soi 38: Several options available

Sushiko: 5:45, 8:30, 8:45

Jack Rose: Several options available

Rustico Ballston: Several options available

Das Ethiopian: 5:30, 5:45, 8:30, 8:45

Reserve:

Pappe: 5:15

Supra: 5:30/9

Bindaas: 6:45, 7, 7:15

Kyirisan: 5:30

Sababa: 5:45, 8:45

Ivy City Smokehouse: 6:45, 7, 7:15

Q by Peter Chang: 6, 7:30

Resy:

Peter Chang Arlington: Several options available

Maple Ave: 5, 8:45, 9:30

Carlyle: Several options available

RIS: Several options available

Indique: Several options available

Hank’s Oyster Bar (Dupont): Several options available

Mintwood Place: 5:30, 6:30, 8:30

Officina: 10 p.m.

Brothers and Sisters: 10:15, 10:30

Buck’s Fishing and Camping: 8, 8:30

The Partisan: Several options available

Dino’s Grotto: Several options available

Hazel: 5:30

Anxo: Several options available

Coconut Club: 9:30, 9:45

Gravitas: Several options available

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