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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Deals to Consider Around D.C.

Where to find prix fixe dinners, romantic cocktails, build-your-own seafood towers, and more

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Sticky Rice fills heart-shaped boxes with rolls all week.
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Valentine’s Day 2024 falls smack dab in the middle of the work week (Wednesday, February 14), so many D.C. restaurants are opting to extend their romantic offerings into the weekend.

Whether it’s a last-minute reservation for the big day, week-long tasting menus, “Single AF” cocktails all month long, or take-home dinners for two, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Cupid’s annual holiday around D.C.

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Villa Yara

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Enjoy a special curated menu of Lebanese classics that consists of hummus, muhammara, tabbouleh, and spinach fatayer, followed by a mixed-grill meal (kafta, shish taouk, and lamb chops). Finish with Yara’s trio of homemade desserts. The fixed menu is $120 per person with optional wine pairing at $75 per person.

Morris American Bar

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Partake in a special Valentine’s tasting menu ($40 per person, $70 a couple) that can be reserved online. Offerings include a choice of two cocktails from the Valentine’s specialty menu and a small charcuterie board.

Sticky Rice

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What better way to show your love this Valentine’s Day than with a red heart-shaped box of sushi? This week, Sticky Rice artfully assembles bountiful boxes of raw fish featuring four rolls of choice. Tag #StickyRiceDC with your order for a chance to win a $100 Sticky Rice gift card. Available Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16 for dine-in, pickup, or delivery.

H Street stalwart Sticky Rice rolls out a Valentine’s Day deal all week.
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Treehouse Rooftop at the Union Market Hotel

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Come to the Union Market district’s new rooftop getaway for his-and-hers cocktails. The “his” is an Old Fashioned variant and the “hers” will be a French 75. Additionally, the rooftop bar runs a date-night special for $40 that includes one of each cocktail and Yucatán chicken tacos. Reserve here.

The Valentine’s Day tasting menu at the French-forward hotspot include Raspberry Point oysters, tuna tartare, forst mushroom risotto, coq au vin, and more. Themed cocktails include Love Potion (vodka, cranberry juice, rosewater, pamplemousse) and La Frenchie (vodka, raspberry liquor, citrus, pineapple juice).

Dovetail Bar & Restaurant

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The prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner at Dovetail consists of three courses for $66 and an optional wine pairing for more. The “First base” consists of fried eggplant with goat cheese, pomegranate, mint and honey aioli, while “Cohabitate” loads up on lobster ravioli, foraged mushrooms, Finally, “Netflix & Chill” is a blushing pear with red wine poached pears, vanilla gelato, and almond feuilletine.

L'Ardente

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In what appears to be a multi-day Valentine’s Day menu (February 12-16), L’Ardente is offering a special five-course dinner for two with wine pairings for $250. The nightly a la carte menu will also be available in addition to the special menu of oysters, gnocchi and of course, the famous 40-layer lasagna, which is available during dinner only.

Chang Chang

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The modern Chinese hotspot will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu highlighting Peter Chang’s signature dishes like Shanghai soup dumplings, walnut prawns, Peter’s Peking duck, plus a luxe wagyu lo mein, and more. The four-course menu is priced at $158 for two; guests can opt to add wine pairings for $55 per person, as well. The menu is available from February 12-16 during dinner service. Reservations can be made now via Tock.

Executive sushi chef Chico Dator and executive chef Eudy Camilo Cruz have developed an omakase menu for Valentine’s Day that includes a sashimi tasting followed by a selection of sushi, lobster tempura, Japanese wagyu steak with truffle butter, and more. The menu is $225 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations can be made via OpenTable,

Present Company Public House

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Mt. Vernon Triangle’s tavern is getting into the single spirit all month with a special “Single AF” cocktail menu. Options include the It’s Not You It’s Me (Smirnoff Cosmo); Table for 1 (Libelula margarita); and Red Flag shooter (Chacho with a grenadine float).

The Chevy Chase gem is cooking up four-course menus with options like lobster bisque en croute with puff pastry, potato gnocchi and chanterelle mushrooms, and duck a l’orange with peanut cilantro rice, cara cara orange, and picked chilis. End the night on a sweet note with a classic molten chocolate cake with berry compote and mascarpone whipped cream or cherries jubilee with orange vanilla semifreddo and almond cake. Priced at $100 per person.

Find a four-course Valentine’s Day menu for two, crafted with traditional Lunar New Year ingredients. Offered at $75, snack on a mala shrimp cocktail before moving on to garlic scallop dumpling with a ginger scallion Sauce. The main is a plate of longevity noodles and braised short rib and for dessert — orange and chocolate pot de creme, candied mandarins and whipped cream.

Le Diplomate

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Along with its usual a la carte menu, Le Diplomate is offering specials of lobster, filet mignon, and lobster au poivre in addition to its classic menu. Finish the evening of love with a complimentary takeaway of petite macaron.

El Presidente

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The culinary love letter to Mexico City, El Presidente is adding especialidades to its usual menu in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and couples can expect a take-home treat after finishing up their meal.

Osteria Costa

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Enjoy a soiree at Osteria Costa featuring a menu inspired by unique love stories for $150 per couple. The four-course menu starts with tomato gelee, stracciatella, strawberry consomme, and toasted focaccia before a serving of heart-shaped ravioli, beet risotto and herbed ricotta filling, limon sauce, beet and pumpernickel streusel arrives. What follows is a seven-ounce filet, sour cherry red wine demi, and potato pave. Finally, a homemade Nutty Buddy, chocolate kisses, brown butter gelato, and brownie crumble.

Balos Estiatorio

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Treat your Valentine to a Greek staycation with a five-course prix fixe menu at Balos. Begin with an amuse bouche with bites from the hummus or sashimi sampler, then move on to the avgolemono soup or Greek salad. Starter courses include crab cakes and sea bass skewers. The fourth course features lobster pasta and lamb youvetsi and to finish, baklava and galaktoboureko (custard-filled phyllo pastry). The menu is priced at $150 per person.

Lutèce is not usually open on Wednesdays, but they’re making an exception on Valentine’s Day. The Georgetown neo-bistro from husband/wife chef duo, Matt Conroy and Isabel Coss, will offer a six-course tasting menu or four-course option from February 14-19. Guests can complete the experience with advanced sommelier Chris Ray’s wine pairing. There are also spirit-free cocktails as well.

The Dabney

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Look forward to a fireside dinner by chef Jeremiah Langhorne at the Michelin-starred restaurant in Blagden Alley. Select from a specialty nine-course ($235 a person) or three-course dinner ($105 a diner) tasting menu featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers, watermen, and purveyors. Dining room reservations available here and bar area reservations here.

Hotel Washington

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Situated just steps from the White House lawn and National Mall is Fireclay, Hotel Washington’s restaurant with a prix fixe menu ideal for couples of all appetites. Starting at $115 per person in addition to a new a la carte menu, enjoy oysters, lamb rack, chocolate mousse heart, and more. Secure reservations here.

Hank's Oyster Bar

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All Hank’s locations will feature Valentine’s Day food specials from February 14-18, including a build-your-own seafood towers for two, as well as butter-poached oysters and roasted bone marrow, and heart-shaped ravioli with poached lobster. The three-tiered seafood tower ($80) is joined by an “ultimate” option for $175.

Wildfire

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Wildfie’s dinner menu will be available all day, in addition to a special Valentine’s spread available for dine-in and carryout February 13-18 for $135 per couple. The special menu includes shrimp cocktail, chopped salad, choice of select main courses with sides, and of course, dessert.

Summer House Santa Monica

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Channel warm weather vibes at Summer House on February 14. Along with the entire menu of seasonal dishes, wine and cocktails, mouth-watering specials include George’s Bank scallops served with almond romesco, applewood bacon and calabrian agrodolce, Maine lobster risotto, and raspberry mousse and chocolate creameux.

Villa Yara

Enjoy a special curated menu of Lebanese classics that consists of hummus, muhammara, tabbouleh, and spinach fatayer, followed by a mixed-grill meal (kafta, shish taouk, and lamb chops). Finish with Yara’s trio of homemade desserts. The fixed menu is $120 per person with optional wine pairing at $75 per person.

Morris American Bar

Partake in a special Valentine’s tasting menu ($40 per person, $70 a couple) that can be reserved online. Offerings include a choice of two cocktails from the Valentine’s specialty menu and a small charcuterie board.

Sticky Rice

What better way to show your love this Valentine’s Day than with a red heart-shaped box of sushi? This week, Sticky Rice artfully assembles bountiful boxes of raw fish featuring four rolls of choice. Tag #StickyRiceDC with your order for a chance to win a $100 Sticky Rice gift card. Available Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16 for dine-in, pickup, or delivery.

H Street stalwart Sticky Rice rolls out a Valentine’s Day deal all week.
Jason Martin

Treehouse Rooftop at the Union Market Hotel

Come to the Union Market district’s new rooftop getaway for his-and-hers cocktails. The “his” is an Old Fashioned variant and the “hers” will be a French 75. Additionally, the rooftop bar runs a date-night special for $40 that includes one of each cocktail and Yucatán chicken tacos. Reserve here.

Le Sel

The Valentine’s Day tasting menu at the French-forward hotspot include Raspberry Point oysters, tuna tartare, forst mushroom risotto, coq au vin, and more. Themed cocktails include Love Potion (vodka, cranberry juice, rosewater, pamplemousse) and La Frenchie (vodka, raspberry liquor, citrus, pineapple juice).

Dovetail Bar & Restaurant

The prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner at Dovetail consists of three courses for $66 and an optional wine pairing for more. The “First base” consists of fried eggplant with goat cheese, pomegranate, mint and honey aioli, while “Cohabitate” loads up on lobster ravioli, foraged mushrooms, Finally, “Netflix & Chill” is a blushing pear with red wine poached pears, vanilla gelato, and almond feuilletine.

L'Ardente

In what appears to be a multi-day Valentine’s Day menu (February 12-16), L’Ardente is offering a special five-course dinner for two with wine pairings for $250. The nightly a la carte menu will also be available in addition to the special menu of oysters, gnocchi and of course, the famous 40-layer lasagna, which is available during dinner only.

Chang Chang

The modern Chinese hotspot will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu highlighting Peter Chang’s signature dishes like Shanghai soup dumplings, walnut prawns, Peter’s Peking duck, plus a luxe wagyu lo mein, and more. The four-course menu is priced at $158 for two; guests can opt to add wine pairings for $55 per person, as well. The menu is available from February 12-16 during dinner service. Reservations can be made now via Tock.

Nobu

Executive sushi chef Chico Dator and executive chef Eudy Camilo Cruz have developed an omakase menu for Valentine’s Day that includes a sashimi tasting followed by a selection of sushi, lobster tempura, Japanese wagyu steak with truffle butter, and more. The menu is $225 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations can be made via OpenTable,

Present Company Public House

Mt. Vernon Triangle’s tavern is getting into the single spirit all month with a special “Single AF” cocktail menu. Options include the It’s Not You It’s Me (Smirnoff Cosmo); Table for 1 (Libelula margarita); and Red Flag shooter (Chacho with a grenadine float).

Opal

The Chevy Chase gem is cooking up four-course menus with options like lobster bisque en croute with puff pastry, potato gnocchi and chanterelle mushrooms, and duck a l’orange with peanut cilantro rice, cara cara orange, and picked chilis. End the night on a sweet note with a classic molten chocolate cake with berry compote and mascarpone whipped cream or cherries jubilee with orange vanilla semifreddo and almond cake. Priced at $100 per person.

Chiko

Find a four-course Valentine’s Day menu for two, crafted with traditional Lunar New Year ingredients. Offered at $75, snack on a mala shrimp cocktail before moving on to garlic scallop dumpling with a ginger scallion Sauce. The main is a plate of longevity noodles and braised short rib and for dessert — orange and chocolate pot de creme, candied mandarins and whipped cream.

Le Diplomate

Along with its usual a la carte menu, Le Diplomate is offering specials of lobster, filet mignon, and lobster au poivre in addition to its classic menu. Finish the evening of love with a complimentary takeaway of petite macaron.

El Presidente

The culinary love letter to Mexico City, El Presidente is adding especialidades to its usual menu in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and couples can expect a take-home treat after finishing up their meal.

Osteria Costa

Enjoy a soiree at Osteria Costa featuring a menu inspired by unique love stories for $150 per couple. The four-course menu starts with tomato gelee, stracciatella, strawberry consomme, and toasted focaccia before a serving of heart-shaped ravioli, beet risotto and herbed ricotta filling, limon sauce, beet and pumpernickel streusel arrives. What follows is a seven-ounce filet, sour cherry red wine demi, and potato pave. Finally, a homemade Nutty Buddy, chocolate kisses, brown butter gelato, and brownie crumble.

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Balos Estiatorio

Treat your Valentine to a Greek staycation with a five-course prix fixe menu at Balos. Begin with an amuse bouche with bites from the hummus or sashimi sampler, then move on to the avgolemono soup or Greek salad. Starter courses include crab cakes and sea bass skewers. The fourth course features lobster pasta and lamb youvetsi and to finish, baklava and galaktoboureko (custard-filled phyllo pastry). The menu is priced at $150 per person.

Lutece

Lutèce is not usually open on Wednesdays, but they’re making an exception on Valentine’s Day. The Georgetown neo-bistro from husband/wife chef duo, Matt Conroy and Isabel Coss, will offer a six-course tasting menu or four-course option from February 14-19. Guests can complete the experience with advanced sommelier Chris Ray’s wine pairing. There are also spirit-free cocktails as well.

The Dabney

Look forward to a fireside dinner by chef Jeremiah Langhorne at the Michelin-starred restaurant in Blagden Alley. Select from a specialty nine-course ($235 a person) or three-course dinner ($105 a diner) tasting menu featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers, watermen, and purveyors. Dining room reservations available here and bar area reservations here.

Hotel Washington

Situated just steps from the White House lawn and National Mall is Fireclay, Hotel Washington’s restaurant with a prix fixe menu ideal for couples of all appetites. Starting at $115 per person in addition to a new a la carte menu, enjoy oysters, lamb rack, chocolate mousse heart, and more. Secure reservations here.

Hank's Oyster Bar

All Hank’s locations will feature Valentine’s Day food specials from February 14-18, including a build-your-own seafood towers for two, as well as butter-poached oysters and roasted bone marrow, and heart-shaped ravioli with poached lobster. The three-tiered seafood tower ($80) is joined by an “ultimate” option for $175.

Wildfire

Wildfie’s dinner menu will be available all day, in addition to a special Valentine’s spread available for dine-in and carryout February 13-18 for $135 per couple. The special menu includes shrimp cocktail, chopped salad, choice of select main courses with sides, and of course, dessert.

Summer House Santa Monica

Channel warm weather vibes at Summer House on February 14. Along with the entire menu of seasonal dishes, wine and cocktails, mouth-watering specials include George’s Bank scallops served with almond romesco, applewood bacon and calabrian agrodolce, Maine lobster risotto, and raspberry mousse and chocolate creameux.

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