Near Dupont Circle, Iron Gate is one of D.C.’s oldest continuously operating restaurants, with cuisine taking inspiration from Greece, Sicily, Sardinian, and Southern Italy. They offer a nice 3-course dinner meal plan, an extensive selection of wine, and an intimate dining room along with a wisteria-covered patio. A solid choice for couples looking to treat themselves to a night of romance.
Originally a 74-acre farm owned by Dr. Gardiner Means and Dr. Caroline Ware, the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens transformed into a beautiful display of nature with numerous gardens showcasing native and ornamental plant life. Beyond just plants, Meadowlark features 3 trails, ponds, and gazebos. Plus other fun and fascinating attractions like a historic log cabin dating back to 1755, year-round special events like Music in the Gardens by the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, and much more! Perfect for those in touch with nature or looking to get some fresh air.
An upscale dining establishment located in the Union Market neighborhood that specializes in naturally raised grilled meats, free of hormones, antibiotics, and steroids. Some of their signature dishes include Ax Handle Ribeye (which is meant to be shared), Lamb Leg Steak, and Dorade.
A Michelin-Starred by the D.C. waterfront offering a high-class Italian seafood flavor. You’ll need to make a reservation here, as this restaurant offers best-in-class service from internationally acclaimed chef Fabio Trabocchi. While the menu changes based on what’s in season, the quality will always be guaranteed.
Located in the Union Market, El Cielo is a Michelin-Starred Colombian-inspired restaurant that offers an extravagant dining experience with upwards to 20 courses you can partake in. This place is reservation only, and definitely an expensive place, but if money is no option for you El Cielo is worth experiencing.