Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the District

by Kelsey Kroning

Your best bets for a romantic night in the city.

Marcel’s caviar (Photo Courtesy of Marcel’s)

With February 14th right around the corner, love is in the air. Let Cupid strike your Valentine’s Day at some of the most romantic and exciting date spots in the D.C. area.

Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Valentine’s Spots

Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s French-Belgian restaurants offer a romantic evening for two.

Top ranked restaurant Marcel’s shows couples fine dining with a choice of four to seven course meals. Looking for dinner and a show? The restaurant has a pre-theatre menu. At $70 a person, diners can enjoy a three course meal and receive car services to the Kennedy Center. The pre-theatre menu is offered until 6:30 p.m.

With a Valentine’s Day menu, Brasserie Beck is another exciting date night spot. The restaurant will serve a selection of one-time-only specials for couples. Enjoy items like Châteaubriand, Cassoulet and Dover Sole. Make reservations online or call 202.408.1717 for more information.

When: Tuesday, February 14
Where: Marcel’s – 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Brasserie Beck – 1101 K St NW

Co Co. Sala
Skip the box of chocolates this February and take your Valentine to D.C.’s luxurious chocolate boutique Co Co. Sala. As a restaurant, lounge and bar, Co Co. Sala creates the ultimate experience for chocolate lovers. From savory to sweet choices, the boutique offers endless dishes and treats. For those boozy Valentines, make sure to check out the bar’s “Signature Sips” menu with drinks like “Mmm” Malted Martini and Co Cojito. Book reservations online or call 202.347.4265 for more information.

When: Valentine’s Day Weekend, Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12
Where: 929 F Street NW

Have a spa day on Valentine’s Day (Photo Courtesy of Origins Thai Spa)

Origins Thai Spa
If this holiday makes your heart beat too fast, then relax… at Origins Thai Spa. Ask your Valentine to be a part of a romantic couples massage. With the choice of a one to two hour experience, massage therapists work to simultaneously rejuvenate couple’s bodies and minds. Enjoy warm tea and relaxing music after the massage. Head to the spa’s website to purchase a package, and use the code “Massage is the Best” for a 20 percent February discount.

When: Valentine’s Day Weekend, Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12
Where: 925 N Garfield St., Suite E, Arlington, VA
46179 Westlake Dr., Suite 130, Sterling VA

Then Come Back: A Celebration of Pablo Neruda
The Folger Shakespeare Library invites couples to remember timeless romance with a poetry reading this Valentine’s Day. Join famous poets Forrest Gander and Javier Zamora as they read pieces by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and works of their own. Finish off the event with a reception and book-signing. Purchase tickets for $15 here.

When: Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 201 E Capitol St. SE

Cupid’s Bar Crawl
If Valentine’s Day makes you say, “Be Wine,” instead of “Be Mine,” then make sure to head over to Dupont Circle this holiday. Along with access to Public Bar, guests will be greeted with music, drink specials and party favors. Purchase tickets for $20 here to enjoy this day-long event that will be sure to have you “drunk in love.”

When: Saturday, February 11 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: 1214 B 18th St

Sex(pionage): Spies, Lies, and Naked Thighs (The Valentine Edition)
The International Spy Museum invites you to join espionage historian H. Keith Melton as he exposes how sex sells when it comes to spying! Melton will explain the seduction techniques spies use to accomplish all sorts of undercover work. Attendees will receive a complimentary cocktail and treat before the show begins. Guests must be 18 or older to attend. Purchase tickets for $35 here.

When: Tuesday, February 14 at 6:00 PM
Where: 800 F St NW

Inside Columbia Room (Courtesy Photo)

Columbia Room
Show your lady that she rules this Valentine’s Day with Columbia Room’s “Women Rule” themed winter menu. The cocktail bar features drinks and cuisine inspired by notable female bartenders and chefs. From three- and five-course tasting menus to extras, like caviar, champagne and canelés, don’t miss out on Valentine’s Day at Columbia Room. Book a reservation here.

When: Tuesday, February 14
Where: 124 Blagden Alley NW


If your true love is dancing, spend the holiday weekend at Decades, a four-story retro-themed nightclub. From Saturday to Monday, Decades will host three Valentine’s Day-themed parties with frozen drink specials and hits from the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. For bottle and table service information, e-mail info@decadesdc.com or call 202.853.3498.

When: Saturday, February 11th, Sunday, February 12th and Monday, February 13th
Where: 1219 Connecticut Avenue NW

The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Before hitting the town on a hot Valentine’s date, pamper yourself! The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Tysons Corner will offer Valentine’s-themed deals this holiday. The Cheery Rose Truffle Facial, the Moroccan Oil Fleur De Rose Manicure or Pedicure and The Cherry Truffle Back Polish and Massage are some of the spa’s exclusive deals. Call 703.744.3924 to book a spa treatment.

When: February 2017
Where: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA

Keswick Hall and Golf Club

Looking for a romantic getaway? Keswick Hall and Golf Club offers an “Experience Package” for sweethearts this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy overnight accommodations, dinner, golf or massages for two. Packages start at $299 a night and are available through February 28. Call 888.778.2565 to book a reservation.

When: February 2017
Where: 701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA

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