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Cava Mezze, Capitol Hill
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A Guide to Last-Minute, Low-Key Valentine's Day Dining

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Cava Mezze, Capitol Hill
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Maybe every February 14th you have a standing date with your best friend rather than a lover. Maybe you'd rather not eat next to a couple displaying inappropriate public affection. Or maybe you simply forgot to make reservations. Whatever the reason, this Valentine's Day you have a right to dine in a balloon-free restaurant, select your meal from a regular menu and blissfully ignore the holiday. Here are our picks for restaurants that will be operating business-as-usual. That means great food and warm service sans a required prix fixe menu and the possibility of heart-shaped food smothered in red sauce.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brabo Tasting Room

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600 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-3440

2. 2 Amys

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3715 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-885-5700

3. Retro Ray's

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2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
VA 22201, United States
703-841-7297

4. Thai Square

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3217 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
703-685-7040

5. Mala Tang

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3434 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
703-243-2381

6. Cava Mezze

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527 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-9090

7. Cork

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1720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-2675

8. Matchbox

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713 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-289-4441

9. Dickson Wine Bar

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903 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-332-1779

10. Little Serow

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1511 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

11. Dukem

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1114 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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1. Brabo Tasting Room

600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
600 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

2. 2 Amys

3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016
3715 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016

3. Retro Ray's

2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, United States
2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
VA 22201, United States

4. Thai Square

3217 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
3217 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

5. Mala Tang

3434 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
3434 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

6. Cava Mezze

527 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
527 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

7. Cork

1720 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
1720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Matchbox

713 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
713 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Dickson Wine Bar

903 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
903 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Little Serow

1511 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
1511 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

11. Dukem

1114 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
1114 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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