We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Birthday Dinner for Two

Amsterdam, New York
2 posts
Save Topic
Birthday Dinner for Two

We are going to be in DC, staying at the Grand Hyatt and would like suggestions for a romantic restaturant which offers great food but is priced mid-range. Please help....

Washington DC...
Level Contributor
1,614 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

What is "mid-range"?

Amsterdam, New York
2 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

$20 - 40 per entree

Washington DC...
Level Contributor
1,614 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

There are many many good restaurants in that price range. Without knowing what kind of food you like it's hard to suggest something specific.

If you like Indian food, Rasika is one of the best restaurants in DC, not too expensive and a very nice atmosphere. But you need to make a reservation well in advance.

I'd suggest you go to yelp.com/dc and search for restaurants in the city with a "$$$" price range. The Penn Quarter area in particular has many of the nice romantic restaurants.

Washington DC...
Level Contributor
20,785 posts
50 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

Rasika is supposed to be one of the loudest restaurants in the city, which I do not find romantic. Two places that come to mind which you can check are Tosca, an upscale Italian place or Cafe Mozart, which looks like a deli as you walk in, but is quite nice in the back where the restaurant is.

http://www.toscadc.com/

http://www.cafemozartdc.com/

Edited: 22 August 2012, 19:55
Clinton...
Level Contributor
4 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

I agree Yelp is probably your best bet. There is so much food in DC it's not going to be hard to find, its going to be hard to choose! The reviews are key. Good food but loud etc. My favorite is Marcel's but it's a bit more than midrange. There is an Italian place in Georgetowne that has amazing pasta. I can't remember the name but if you are interested I will look it up for you.

Good Luck and Happy Birthday!

Edited: 23 August 2012, 08:05
Arlington, Virginia
Destination Expert
for Arlington
Level Contributor
3,002 posts
45 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

Check out the reviews on Bibiana, Poste, Fiola, and as noted above, Tosca. All are walking distance to your hotel and may offer what you are looking for.

Edited: 23 August 2012, 13:46
Hagerstown, Maryland
Destination Expert
for Beach Vacations
Level Contributor
2,658 posts
77 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

Filomena is my favorite for Italian. Ardeo is another great choice.

http://filomena.com/index.html

http://ardeobardeo.com

Enjoy!

DC
Level Contributor
13 posts
386 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

Tuscana West at 1350 i street is also very good. also have a pre-dinner menu as well that is very reasonable.

Clinton...
Level Contributor
4 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

Yes Filomena! I couldn't remember the name and refused to google lol

Fortaleza, CE
Level Contributor
9,183 posts
373 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Birthday Dinner for Two

Tripadvisor also has restaurant reviews.