Valentine’s Day Roundup

Need last minute Valentine’s plans? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the district’s sweetest treats, delicious meals and romantic activities this Valentine’s Day. As of posting, all deals are live and tickets to events are still available.

Photo Courtesy Iron Gate.

Treats:
Ladurée

Celebrate love with Ladurée this Valentine’s with their 2019 Valentine’s collection, featuring heart-shaped macarons and four-piece chocolate gift boxes. This year’s signature Valentine’s Day dessert, Ladurée à la folie Saint-Honoré, is comprised of vanilla ice cream and a raspberry confit perfumed with fresh ginger and topped with a lime. Available in store.

When: Macarons and chocolate, now through March 5; signature dessert available exclusively from February 6 to February 14

Where: 3060 M St NW

Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia’s Bakery is offering a variety of festive treats this season of love, including vanilla, chocolate and red velvet cupcakes decorated with sweet buttercream roses, their classic sugar cookies mixed with Valentine’s confetti, and, of course, buttery, heart-shaped sugar cookies. Available in store, with select items available for online ordering and shipping.

When: February 8February 14

Where: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE

Eats:

Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime’s Washington location is offering an array of specials this Valentine’s day. Elyx with Love, the cocktail of the night, pairs well with both decadent entrees: wagyu Manhattan filet with twice baked lobster tail and point cherry jus and roasted sea bass over Alaskan king crab gnocchi with champagne cream. Make reservations here.

When: February 14

Where: 1341 G St NW

Iron Gate ‘Tunnel of Love’

Iron Gate’s annual Valentine’s Day bar returned this year complete with a boozy vegan hot chocolate and a “Bird Box” inspired cocktail. This year’s theme is centered around love songs and bartender Nick Farrell has one for every occasion, including “Thank U, Next” and “Drunk in Love.” Menu items from chef Tony Chittum include “You got me twisted over you” (Gemelli pasta fritters) and “But you need someone to spice it up” (grilled white stone oysters). Reservations can be made here.

When: Now until February 14

Where: Iron Gate, 1734 N St NW

Events:

Valentine’s Day Comedy Show

Tired of the same Valentine’s dinner plans? Switch up this year’s date night with a festive show at Comedy Club DC. Starr Struck Comedy is hosting a Valentine’s Day comedy show including performers such as Alexx Starr and Jackie Olsa that will be sure to make you laugh out loud. Tickets available for purchase here.

When: February 15

Where: Comedy Club DC, 2327 18th St NW

Valentine’s Day Dessert Reception and Concert

Join the O Street Museum for an intimate concert the night of Valentine’s featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Felix Cavaliere, best known for his career in The Rascals. A meet and greet and dessert reception will follow the concert. Event is $50 for just the concert and $100 including the meet and greet and dessert reception. Tickets can be bought here.

When: February 14, 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Mansion on O and O Street Museum, 2020 O St NW

Anti-Valentine’s Day Brunch

Single this Valentine’s Day? Luckily, Dear Divorcee has the perfect event for the occasion. Celebrate your disdain for Valentine’s with an anti-Valentine’s Day brunch at Bracket Room, a lush sport lounge and eatery in Arlington. House favorites include a belgian waffle topped with buttermilk fried chicken and lamb chops over truffle fries. Buy tickets here for $10.

When: February 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Bracket Room, 1210 North Garfield Street, Arlington, VA

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