Valentine’s Day dinner may look a little less romantic during a pandemic, but many restaurants and bars are still trying their best to help diners woo their sweethearts, be they significant others, “galentines,” family, or friends. From oyster shucking kits at Salt Line and District Fishwife to pricey takeout packages full of caviar, chocolate truffles, and Champagne at Fairmont, Xiquet and 1789, there are plenty of ways to celebrate with a meal at home. Here are a handful of options for a carryout-filled Valentine’s Day — and a few for couples who want to support restaurants offering indoor dining at limited capacity.
Restaurants on this map may temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, so check with a business before showing up. A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More