Restaurants Are Dishing up A Variety of Treats for Sweethearts on Valentine’s Day

Restaurants Are Dishing up A Variety of Treats for Sweethearts on Valentine’s Day

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2015) —February 14 brings couples together on Valentine’s Day for a romantic meal for two, and Washington has a variety of dining options from a sour ale beer dinner, to a Puerto Rican feast for lovebirds.

Arcuri, Glover Park’s new restaurant serving up American-Italian fare at 2400 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20007, will offer a special Valentine’s Day a la carte menu from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 14th. Standouts off Executive Chef/Partner Richard Jones’ menu include Potato and Leek Ravioli with crème fraîche and American caviar; Local Dry Aged NY Strip For Two with truffle potato gratin and roasted garlic, as well as Whole Roasted Bronzino For Two with fennel, Taggiasca olive and dill. To complete the meal on a sweet note, couples will enjoy the Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with candied blood orange. Prices range from $17 to $34. For additional information please call (202) 827-8745 or visit http://arcuridc.com/.

Mio Restaurant, located at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, 20005, will offer a 14-course tasting menu at the two-seat Chef’s Counter showcasing the best of Puerto Rican inspired cuisine this Valentine’s Day. The restaurant will also have a special Valentine’s menu available throughout the entire dining room. First up is the Chef’s Counter experience, which invites guests to be cooked for exclusively by Executive Chef Roberto Hernandez, while watching the preparations and activities of his bustling kitchen. Two seating times will be available at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. from Wednesday, February 11th through Saturday, February 14th. The prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu at the Chef’s Counter menu is priced at $150 per couple and includes a bottle of sparkling rose (tax and gratuity not included).

Then in Mio’s dining room, guests will have the choice of a three- course prix fixe menu with standout dishes including Cebada y Longaniza with spicy Puerto Rican Pork sausage, barley and escarole stew; Gnocchi Jíbaro, broiled malanga gnocchi with cured ham, goat cheese, and creamy “Criolla” sauce; Maricos Con Coco y Limón, local seafood mélange with green plantain dumplings, baby fennel, and a lemongrass coconut broth, or Ratatoullie de Berenjena, with seasonal squash, tomato and eggplant ratatouille, and shaved reggiano. Two desserts will be showcased and include Dulce de Lechoza y Queso Crema with preserved papaya, cream cheese mousse, and soda crackers, or Chocolate y Maní, chocolate and peanut butter mousse. The prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu in the dining room is priced at $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, or additional information please call (202) 955-0075 or visit www.miorestaurant.com.

City Tap House DC, the craft beer centric restaurant located at 901 9th Street, NW, 20001, will host an Allagash Brewing Company sour ale dinner this Valentine’s Day. Singles and couples alike will be able to enjoy Culinary Director Brian Cooke’s four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $54 per person or $75 with suggested beer pairings (tax and gratuity not included). The menu beginswith Spruce Smoked Steelhead Salmon Salad with roasted butternut squash, chicory, pickled shallots and a Sherry-crème fraîche vinaigrette paired with Allagash Fluxus 2014, Bière de Miel brewed with a blend of two-row and Vienna malts, spruce tips and honey. Next is the Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly with Fuji apples, macadamia nut crumble, farm egg and Lambic sauce paired with Allagash Farm to Face, an American wild ale style beer with peach, graham cracker and green apple aromas, followed by Angus Beef Tenderloin and Lobster with sea salt fingerling potatoes, broccolini and foie gras hollandaisepaired with Allagash Sixteen Counties, a wet hop ale, completely fermented by Brettanomyces. For the perfect ending, guests can enjoy a Dark Chocolate Tart with sour cherry sauce and vanilla gelato paired with Allagash Nancy, an American wild ale style beer with notes of tart cherry, citrus and pie spice. City Tap House DC’s prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu will be available exclusively during dinner service on Saturday, February 14th, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The four-course prix fixe menu must be ordered for the entire table; the restaurant’s seasonal a la carte dinner menu will also be available throughout the evening. Those who wish to enjoy both the prix fixe dinner and beer pairing are urged to contact Liz Gartzke at egartzke@publichouseusa.com to secure their reservations. For additional information, please call (202) 733-5333 or visit www.citytaphousedc.com.

The landmark 701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 20004, will be offering couples an $85 three-course tasting menu with a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert’s menu includes Tuna Crudo with pineapple, wasabi and Asian pear; Ricotta Gnudi with kabocha squash, hazelnuts and black truffle; Foie Gras Torchon with vanilla sour cherry marmalade and brioche; Braised Beef Short Ribs with Aligot potato puree, royal trumpet mushrooms and red wine jus; Halibut with sweet potatoes, fennel and bouillabaisse broth, as well as Roasted Duck Breast with pistachio puree, carrot, kumquat mostarda and vincotto. For the perfect ending, guests can choose from White Chocolate Panna Cotta with lemon curd, beets and raspberries; Cheesecake with peanut crunch and blackberry sorbet, and Pear Crisp with orange streusel, sour cherries and amaretto ice cream. The Valentine’s Day menu will be available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 14th. Guests can enjoy a live piano and bass duet playing contemporary jazz music from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Valet parking is available for $8. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 393-0701 or visit www.701restaurant.com.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at 801A 9th Street, NW (9th & H Streets), 20001, will offer a special Valentine’s Day a la carte menu with a Cuban twist from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th. Standout dishes off Executive Chef Matthew Zagorski’s menu include Mushroom Ceviche, a trio of seasonal wild mushrooms marinated in citrus, blackened chiles and tomatoes, served with tropical chips; Ham and Brie Croquettes, servedwith mustard BBQ sauce; Spinach and Manchego Buñuelos, manchego cheese and spinach puffs, served with goat cheese-ranch sauce and organic olive oil; Lechón Asado, slow roasted marinated Leidy Farm’s pulled pork, classic sour orange mojo, served with amarillo chile smashed yuca and black bean broth, served with vigorón slaw, as well as Ropa Vieja, classic Cuban shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and red wine, served with maduros and steamed white rice. Two dishes will also be available for sharing and include Seafood Plancha Mixta, Atlantic salmon, yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi pinchos, jumbo shrimp, per green-lipped mussels on the half shell and baby octopus, served with “mojito” salsa verde, red curry-mango sauce and salsa criolla, or the Plato Gaucho Mixed Grill, adobo-rubbed all natural black angus sirloin steak, chimichurri skirt steak, jumbo shrimp, herb marinated chicken breasts and Spanish artisan chorizo sausage, served with jalapeño chimichurri, Cuba Libre steak sauce and salsa criolla. For dessert, lovers will enjoy a tapas dessert trio featuring mini versions of our house-made Cuban Flan, Chocolate Torte and Tres Leches. Valet parking is available for $12 per car.

On Sunday, February 15th, couples are invited to dine on a variety of flavorful small plates as the “Unlimited Tapas” menu will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with seating available until 1:30 p.m. There is also an a la carte brunch, which is served until 3 p.m. Lovers can order all they can eat at Cuba Libre, excluding carry home leftovers, and the unlimited brunch must be ordered for the whole table. The menu features new brunch dishes like the Tortilla en Cazuela, a cast iron frittata with calabaza squash, caramelized sweet onions, broccolini, Provolone and Tetilla cheese; One-Eyed Ropa Vieja Hash, classic Cuban shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, and red wine on a hash of Yukon gold potatoes, boniato, maduros and corn, topped with a fried egg; Panqueques, corn meal pancakes and crispy bacon, and topped with dark rum-molasses syrup and mango butter;Crab Cake Benedict Croqueta with jumbo lump crabmeat and potato cake, poached egg, avocado mash, and tomato hollandaise sauce, as well as Ceviche Mixto, lightly poached shrimp, Baja Bay scallops, squid, fresh coconut water, chiles, citrus, Thai basil, cucumber salsa, and served with coconut chips. Guests will try every dish on the menu for a true feast with friends as Unlimited Tapas is priced at $28 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) while a la carte menu items are priced from $5.50 to $13. Bottomless morning cocktails such as Cuban Mary (Bloody Mary); Classic Mimosa; Mimosa Rojo with Cava, fresh watermelon juice, and a splash of guarapo; Lychee Mimosa with lychee liqueur, Cava, a splash of Guanabana aqua fresca and a splash of guarapo, as well as Red and White Sangria, a daily beer selection and Agua Fresca can only be added to those taking part in the unlimited brunch menu, and are available for an additional $16 per person along with two featured cocktails that will be available as pitchers. The Mojito Royale, Don Q Cristal Rum, Sorel Liqueur, sparkling wine, guarapo, hierba buena and lime juice, and the Cupid’s Punch,

Guavaberry Island Folk liqueur, gold rum, almond syrup, lychee juice and orange juice. Both are priced at $11 for a glass, or $50 for a pitcher. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 408-1600 or visit http://cubalibrerestaurant.com/i/washington-dc/.

Neighborhood favorite, Nage Bistro, located at I600 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 20036, will offer a special featured three-course menu crafted by Executive Chef Dwayne Motley showcasing his Southern favorites. Priced at $55 (excluding tax and gratuity), the three-course offering begins with a choice of Foreplay followed by Intercourse and Happy Endings. Menu highlightsinclude Oyster Rockefeller, cornmeal crusted oysters with creamed spinach, Benton's bacon and hollandaise; Charleston She Crab Soup, Maryland lump crab, cream, crab roe and sherry; Hamachi Crudo with green mango, radish, kohlrabi and a tamarind-pineapple broth; 45-Day Dry Aged Loin of Beef with nugget potatoes, young onions and lobster mushrooms; Lobster Crab Cakes with winter succotash, Tasso ham, basil aioli and habanero tartar, as well as Pappardelle al Pesto di Noci, hand-cut pappardelle served with walnut pesto, basil and tomato confit. To complete the meal, dessert options include Coffee and Cigarettes, Stumptown Coffee infused crème brûlée; Ménage a Trois, white chocolate cheesecake, served with chocolate dipped strawberries and hot chocolate; Banana Split, ember roasted banana, peanut butter, salted caramel, smoked vanilla ice creams, served with hot fudge sauce, and the Strawberries & Champagne, étoile gelée, strawberries and Champagne cream. Nage Bistro’s Valentine’s Day menu will be served Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 15th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The three-course offering will be available exclusively on Saturday, February 14th. For additional information and reservations please visit www.nagedc.com, or call (202) 448-8005.

Those looking for a romantic Japanese dinner with exquisite sushi in the mix are encouraged to head to Sushiko Chevy Chase in Maryland, located at 5455 Wisconsin Avenue, 20815. Talented brothers and Executive Chefs Piter Tjan and Handry Tjan offer an extensive variety of traditional and creative dishes. Some highlights on the a la carte menu at Sushiko include Hamachi Crudo, yellowtail, grapefruit, serrano pepper and yuzu-ponzu; Seared Lobster with sautéed spinach, enoki mushrooms, and creamy ponzu; Hot Rock Wagyu, “sear it yourself” wagyu beef with ponzu, and Roasted Salmon Miso Yu-an with sautéed mushroom, spinach, sweet potato puree, and a bowl of rice.

In addition to the a la carte menu, couples can order the Valentine’s Day Omakase, a seven-course menu that features the Tjan brothers’ most creative and unique dishes derived from the freshest and most exciting ingredients in the kitchen. This menu consists of a Champagne toast, five original small dishes, a sushi course, and dessert. The Valentine’s Day Omakase is priced at $140 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity), and reservations are recommended. Sushiko will serve from 12 Noon to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 14th. For more information or reservations please call (301) 961-1644, or visit www.sushikorestaurants.com.

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, located at 1100 New York Ave, NW, 20005, (entrance on 12th and H Streets side) offers chic décor and tempting Italian fare for lovers on Valentine’s Day. Newly appointed Executive Chef Jake Addeo is preparing a four-course prix fixe menu, which includes a choice of antipasti, primi, secondi and dessert tasting for two. Priced at $85 per person (tax and gratuity not included), the menu includes standouts such as Licorice Scented Veal Sweetbreads with sunchoke puree and pickled fennel; Burrata, creamy mozzarella, fried prosciutto balls and winter melon jam; Beet and Gorgonzola Ravioli with Italian butter and poppy seeds; Roasted Ricotta Crusted Lamb Chops with smashed fava and puntarella; Classic Emilia-Romagna Lasagna baked for two, as well asSugar Smoked Whole Trout with braised rapini and guanciale vinaigrette. For the perfect ending, a dessert tasting is designed to share for sweethearts and includes Formaggio, La Tur with pear butter and roasted Piemontese hazelnuts; Sgroppino, prosecco sorbet with sparkling blood orange juice, and Per Due, chocolate, cappuccino and blood orange “bonbons” for two with zabaglione and raspberry sorbet. Bibiana will offer their prix fixe menu as well as their regular a la carte menu from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, February 13th. The prix fixe offering will exclusively be available from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 14th. Valet parking is available for $8. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 216 9550 or visit www.bibianadc.com.

nopa Kitchen + Bar, located at 800 F Street, NW, 20004, will also be offering a three-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day including an appetizer, entrée, dessert and a complimentary glass of sparkling rose wine. Prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef Matt Kuhn, the menu offers a selection of starters such as Chioggia Beet & Blood Orange Salad with mache, citrus yogurt, pistachios, and saba; Stuffed Beef Tongue Roulade, quail, pork cheek, foie gras, watercress and minus 8 red wine jus; Slow Roasted Porchetta with Carolina gold rice grits, chichcarrones, pickled kale, and hedgehog mushrooms, and Butter Poached Maine lobster Stew with red prawns, mussels, clams, leeks, Skuna caviar, and fennel. For the perfect ending, guests will receive a Valentine’s Day dessert sampler prepared by Pastry Chef Jemil Gadea, which showcases Chocolate Pave with crème parisienne; Blood Orange Sherbert with cocoa nib meringue, and a Raspberry Ganache with amaretto mousse. nopa Kitchen + Bar’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $75 per person (tax and gratuity not included), and is available exclusively during dinner service, from 5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, February 14th. Valet parking begins at 5:30 p.m. and is priced at $10 per car. For more information or reservations, please call (202) 347-4667 or visit www.nopadc.com.

This Valentine’s Day, the Oval Room, located at 800 Connecticut Ave., NW, 20006, will be offering guests a three-course prix fixe menu with optional wine parings prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef John Melfi. Priced at $85 per person or $125 with wine pairings, (not including tax and gratuity) couples can enjoy a romantic dinner with excellent appetizer, entrée and dessert options. The menu features dishes such as Pheasant Ravioli with consommé, black truffle, and gold leaf; Burrata with globe artichokes, cucumber, and a Meyer lemon vinaigrette; Crispy Lobster with celery root, compressed apple, and spiced orange caramel, or Braised Pork Cheeks with crispy pig ears, creamed cabbage, and whiskey jus. For desserts, couples will take pleasure in decedent options such as Dark Chocolate Cake with strawberry crémeux, with bubbles of champagne, or Rose Red Velvet Cake with winter citrus cream cheese. Oval Room’s prix fixe menu will be available February 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information and reservations please call (202) 463-8700, or visit www.ovalroom.com.

Balkan restaurant Ambar, located at 523 8th Street, SE, 20003, will be serving a four- course tasting menu with two options this Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy traditional Balkan dishes prepared by Executive Chef Ivan Zivkovic. The first four-course option is priced at $55 (tax and gratuity not included), and includes a choice of First Selection, Second Selection, Third Selection and Complimentary Dessert. The second four-course option is priced at $75 (tax and gratuity not included), and includes the same choice of First Selection, Second Selection, Third Selection, a Complimentary Dessert, a wine pairing for each course selection, as well as the option to select from the restaurants Signature Selection menu. Diners will have the opportunity to sample Creamy Zucchini Soup with zucchini, potato, and sundried tomato; Cheese Pie with crispy phyllo, cucumber yogurt, and a roasted red pepper sauce; Cabbage Casuela with braised cabbage, dry pepper, yogurt, and lepinja; Beef Tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce, kajmak mash potato, and asparagus; Balkan Kebab with beef, pork, roasted pepper, and aged cheese, or Grilled Duck Breast with duck "cracklins," orange saffron glazed onion, and allspice jus. For dessert, couples have the choice of The Four Chocolates, dark chocolate biscuit, dark chocolate mousse, milk chocolate Chantilly, almond crumble, and passion fruit espuma served with raspberry sorbet, or Panna Cotta, white chocolate panna cotta with strawberry yogurt, and a hazelnut biscuit. For a romantic treat, couples will receive complimentary rose upon arrival. Ambar’s prix fixe menu will be available during dinner service from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. For additional information or reservations please call (202) 813-3039, or visit http://www.richardsandoval.com/ambar/.

El Centro D.F., located at 1819 14th Street, NW, 20009, and 1218 Wisconsin Ave, NW, 20007, will be serving a four-course prix fixe menu priced at $45 (excluding tax and gratuity) featuring El Centro’s authentic Mexican fare. Regional Executive Chef Graham Bartlett’s menu includes popular favorites such as Traditional Guacamole with tomato, onion, and chile serrano; Huitlacoche Empanadas with mushroom empanadas, roasted corn, Oaxaca cheese, rajas, and creamy salsa verde; Chile-Lime BBQ Prawn Skewers with Mexican slaw and chipotle aioli; Steak Alambre with crab, bacon, poblano, Oaxaca cheese, and refried pinto beans, or Beer Battered Lobster Tacos with Mexican slaw, cilantro rice, corn tortillas, and pickled jalapeño. For dessert, couples will have the option of Mexican classics like Banana Tres Leches with passion fruit sauce and toasted soft meringue; Churros with chipotle caramel and canela spiced chocolate, and Flan with mexican custard, caramel and pineapple-strawberry pico. For a romantic treat, couples will receive complimentary rose upon arrival. The prix fixe menu will be served on Valentine’s Day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information or reservations please call (202) 333-4100, or visit http://www.richardsandoval.com/elcentrodf/.

Join Ardeo+Bardeo, located at 3311 Connecticut Ave, NW, 20008, this Valentine’s Day. Couples will have the pleasure of enjoying a three-course prix fixe menu. Diners will choose from romantic inspired dishes starting with a Caviar Kiss with bellini custard, creme fraiche, and chives amuse. Following the amuse, guests will choose from dishes such as Hearts to Hearts with baby beets, artichoke hearts, hearts of Palm, and feta; Braised Veal Breast with coconut polenta, aromatic bitters, and pickled radish; Petit Filet Mignon with truffle whipped potato, baby zucchini, and a “Ménage à Trois” reduction, or Orecchiette with melted burrata, rapini, tuscan kale, and spinach crema. To complete the dinner, couples will indulge in Ardeo+Bardeo’s Sexy Chocolate Trio with death by chocolate cake served with tuxedo strawberry, chocolate pot de creme, and white chocolate cashew ice cream. Dinner service on Valentine’s Day will be from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. For additional information or reservations please call (202) 244-6750, or visit www.ardeobardeo.com.

Copperwood Tavern, located at 4021 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA, 22206, will be serving an a la carte menu all night on Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy classic American farm-to-table fare with dishes prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Allan Javery. Standouts include Chilled Chincoteague Oysters with cocktail, mignonette and grilled lemon; Steak Tartare with chopped filet of beef with dark ale, garlic, shallot, and capers topped with a quail egg; Poached Lobster Claw, butter poached lobster over risotto with sugar pumpkin and exotic mushrooms; Butternut Squash Soup with puree of sweet butternut squash with a touch of cream and vanilla; Swordfish, 10oz grilled steak with oven-dried tomato and Kalamata olive relish, and Duck Breast, tea-smoked with poached pears and blueberry jus. For dessert, guests can enjoy excellent options like Stout Brownies with Nutella ice cream, and Black Mission Fig Crème Brule. Additionally all guests who dine on Valentine’s Day will receive a complimentary chocolate covered strawberry after dinner. Dinner on Valentine’s Day will be served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For additional information or reservations please call (703) 552-8010, or visit www.copperwoodtavern.com.

Reese Gardner’s new restaurant, Second State, located at 1831 M Street, NW, 20036, will welcome couples with a complimentary glass of Champagne to sip while ordering from the four-course prix fixe menu served with a paired glass of wine and a choice of sides on Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy dishes prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Allan Javery such as Short Ribs, root beer braised short ribs over parsnip and garlic confit puree; Butternut Squash Soup, puree of sweet butternut squash with a touch of cream and vanilla; Brown Ale Butter Chicken, roasted chicken breasts basted with brown ale butter, and Fried Brussel Sprouts with crispy shallots, bacon and maple-mustard vinaigrette. For dessert, there is a choice of Pecan Pie, Stout Brownies, Shoofly Pie, and Homemade Ice Cream, plus the restaurant's usual complimentary after dinner cordial. Second State’s prix fixe menu is priced at $79.99 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For additional information or reservations please call (202) 466-3010, or visit www.secondstatedc.com.

Join Station 4, located at 1101 4th Street, SW, 20024, this Valentine’s Day for a romantic three-course prix fixe menu paired with a bottle of Champagne priced at $170 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity). Executive Chef Orlando Amaro is preparing dishes such as Belgian Endives with pickled apples, watercress vinaigrette, mint; Sweet Jesus oysters withchipotle-mezcal nage; Rabbit bolognese with pappardelle, cardamon, carrot purée, black truffle pecorino cheese; Seared tuna withponzu compressed bok-choy, jasmine rice, Brussels sprout – kimchi, coriander infused pineapple. For dessert, couples will have a choice of decedent desserts like Apple Tart Tatin with clotted cream, sharp cheddar cheeseor Chocolate Soup withcoconut meringue, orange, candied rose petals. Station 4 will be offering this menu on February 14th from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For additional information or reservations please call (202) 488-0987, or visit www.station4dc.com.

Newly opened Thai restaurant, Mango Tree, located at 929 H Street, NW, 20001, will be serving a prix fixe menu designed for sharing this Valentine’s Day. On February 14th from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., couples will enjoy Executive Chef Paul Kennedy’s authentic Thai menu featuring Wild Pepper Leaf Wrap served with Thai condiments and sweet tamarind sauce; Fresh Caught Seafood Platter, and Tom Yum Fried Rice. For dessert couples, will enjoy a sinfully delicious Chocolate Ginger Mousse with ginger meringue, coffee reduction, and a graham crumb. Mango Tree’s Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu is priced at $150 per couple (tax and gratuity not included). For the perfect pairing, guest can opt for a Bangkok Seduction with beefeater gin, fresh lemongrass, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, fresh strawberry, and Champagne for $12.For additional information and reservations please call (202) 408-8100, or visit www.Mangotreedc.com.

Agora, located at 1527 17th Street, NW, 20036, will be serving a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day priced at $59 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Couples can feast on delicious traditional Greek dishes from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 14th. Diners have the choice of dishes such as Seared Scallops with saffron yogurt sauce; Grilled Large Shrimp, head on with garlic and oregano; Lobster Salad with lobster, avocado, and yuzu lemon vinaigrette; Filet with wild mushrooms and pomegranate reduction, and Sea Bass served over white truffle polenta, garlic confit, and tomato broth. For dessert, guests can enjoy Greek delights such as the Chocolate Cup filled with chocolate mousse and raspberry coulis, or Aegean Delight, walnut stuffed apricots over a vanilla bean and mascarpone cheese spread topped with caramel sauce and pistachios. Additionally, couples can toast to love with a complimentary glass of Champagne. For additional information and reservations please call (202) 332-6767, or visit www.agoradc.net.

Join 1789 Restaurant, located at 1226 36th Street, NW, for Valentine’s Day to enjoy a six-course tasting menu created by Executive Chef Samuel Kim. His exceptional dishes include Potato Bavarois with Champagne cream, duck egg, and American sturgeon caviar; Japanese A5 Wagyu Tataki with pickled pearl onions, smoked Parmesan foam, and bonito; Bucatini with niçoiseolives, cherry tomato, boquerones, panko bread crumbs, and burnt lemon ash; Florida Red Snapper with littleneck clams, Shishito peppers, and house-made bacon,and Short Rib with spaetzle, roasted chestnuts, and heirloom cauliflower. For dessert, guests will enjoy Valrhona Chocolate Profiteroles, cocoa nibs with dulce de leche, hot fudge and Stumptown coffee ice cream. The prix fix menu is offered on Valentine’s Day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at $105 per person or $150 with wine pairings (not including tax and gratuity). The six-course prix fixe menu must be ordered for the entire table; the restaurant’s seasonal a la carte dinner menu will also be available throughout the evening. 1789 Restaurant offers complimentary valet parking. For additional information and reservations please call (202) 965-1789, or visit www.1789restaurant.com.

Daikaya, located at 705 6th Street, NW, 20001, will be serving an a la carte menu Saturday, February 14th, from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Diners will be treated to Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima’s creative Japanese cuisine and Valentine’s Day specials include Bay Scallops with passion fruit, white soy and mustard oil; Uni shots, sea urchin, shiso, quail egg in a sweet soy bonito broth; Wagyu beef “sashimi” with onion dressing and crispy potato; Slow Roasted Sweet Potato with miso butter, and Seasonal Mushroom in a teapot with shrimp, chicken and dandelion greens. Prices for specials range from $7 to $18. For a romantic treat, couples will receive complimentary Rose Petal Tempura and Nama Chocolate. For additional information and reservations please call (202) 589-1600, or visit www.daikaya.com.

Med Lahlou’s U Street hot spot Ulah Bistro, located at 1214 U Street, NW, 20009, will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu this Valentine’s Day from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Priced at $100 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity), diners will enjoy Lobster Bisque Soup with blood orange segments, and sherry wine; Late Winter Chicory Salad with smoked scarmorza, oranges, marcona almonds, and vincotto; Pork Shank for Two with compressed apples, golden raisins, agro-dolce, and wilted spinach, or Wild Mushroom Risotto with pickled cipollini, kale, white truffle oil, and taleggio cheese. For dessert, couples can indulge in sweet treats such as Strawberry Cheese Cake with toasted almonds, strawberries, and chocolate and Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse with berries and cream. For additional information and reservations please call (202) 234-0123 or visit www.ulahbistro.com.

Legal Sea Foods is an excellent choice for Valentine’s Daywith four Washington, DC area locations. Each Legal Sea Foods will be serving its delicious a la carte menu, as well as Valentine’s Day specials. Couples can take pleasure in Jonah Crab Claws; Braised King Crab Legs with Grand Marnier, orange, and garlic butter; Sherry Garlic Braised King Crab and Sirloin Steak with tomato cipollini onion jam, and for something sweet, Chocolate Ganache Flourless Cake. Valentine’s Day specials are priced from $7.95 to $49.95. The hours on Saturday, February 14th are the following: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. at 704 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 347-0007; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Tysons Galleria in Mclean, VA (703) 827-8900; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Crystal City, Arlington, VA (703) 415-1200 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Legal’s newest location at National Hall within Ronald Reagan National Airport (571) 551-5988. Reservations are recommended and must be reserved in advance. For a complete list of locations please visit: http://www.legalseafoods.com/.

Rasika West End, located at 1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 20037, is featuring a four-course Valentine’s Day menu priced at $85 per person, or $125 with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included). It will be available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Prepared by Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, guests will begin with an amuse bouche of Sweet Potato Samosa with cranberry chutney followed by a choice of First Course, Second Course, Entrée and Dessert. Flavorful dishes not to be missed include Arugula Pakodi Chaat with cumin, sweet yogurt and date tamarind chutney; Ananas Seekh Kebab, lamb, garam masala and pineapple chutney; Malai Scallops with dill, honey and cheddar; Khumb Aloo, mushrooms, potatoes and pickle spices; Duck Moilee, duck breast, curry leaves and coconut milk, as well as Lobster Mangalorian, lobster tail, mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chilies. For a sweet ending, a dessert sampler with Chocolate Gulab Jamun, Strawberry Ras Malai, Coconut Gujiya and Saffron Ice Creamwill also be available. Valet parking is available for $8 per car. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 466-2500 or visit www.rasikarestaurant.com/westend/.

At sister four-star restaurant, Rasika Penn Quarter, located at 633 D Street, NW, 20004, lovebirds will enjoy Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam’s four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $85 per person, or $125 with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Valentine’s dinner will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the menu begins with an amuse bouche of Sweet Potato Samosa with cranberry chutney followed by a choice of First Course, Second Course, Entrée and Dessert. Standout dishes include Red Wine Tikka with chicken, pinot noir and beurre blanc; Pepper Seekh Kebab, lamb, garam masala and bell peppers; Tandoori Shrimp with black garlic, black pepper and mint chutney; Asparagus Uttapam, rice lentil pancake with coconut chutney, as well as the Grouper Biryani with coconut, fennel powder and basmati rice. For dessert, couples will enjoy a sweet dessert sampler of Chocolate Gulab Jamun, Strawberry Ras Malai, Coconut Gujiya and Saffron Ice Cream. Valet parking is available for $8. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 637-1222 or visit http://www.rasikarestaurant.com/.

Located in the bustling Chinatown neighborhood at 781 7th Street, NW, 20001, Zengo will offeran artful blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors this Valentine’s Day. Together, Chef-Owner Richard Sandoval and Chef de Cuisine Jason Streiff spin regional ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing with that special someone. On Saturday, February 14th from 5 p.m. to 12 Midnight, lovers can enjoy a prix fixe three-course menu priced at $59 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Standout dishes include Lobster Fritters with roasted corn, rajas and aji Amarillo tartar sauce; Tuna Titadito with ponzu, avocado, fresno, cilantro and sesame; Wok Seared Scallops with bacon, sushi rice, corn, yuzu Sriracha aioli and kabayaki, scallions and cilantro, as well as Hoisin Barbeques Colorado Lamb Chops served with a Chinese mustard potato puree and sweet tomato chutney. For a sweet finish, all guests will have a choice of Asian Pear Empanada with warm cajeta, dulce de leche ice cream and sesame; Mexican Chocolate Tart with cocoa nibs, cinnamon whip and chile ancho anglaise, or the Passion Fruit Sorbet with Mexican wedding cookies. In addition, couples can enjoy Segura Viudas Cava and Segura Viudas Cava Rose from Spain priced at $9 a glass and $35 a bottle. For a romantic treat, couples will receive complimentary rose upon arrival. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 393-2929 or visit http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengodc/index.php.

Located at 1825 14th Street, NW, 20009, Masa 14 will serve colorful Latin-Asian cuisine this Valentine’s Day. Guests can choose three dinner plates and dessert off Executive Chef Stephen Hartzell’s featured menu for $65 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Featured dishes include Ahi Tuna Tartar with chile pasilla, red onion, egg, caper Chinese mustard and won ton crisps; Truffled Scallop Roll with seared scallop, spicy crab, asparagus and white truffle; Seared Lamb Porterhouse with Harissa demi, fingerling potato, kale and golden raisin chutney, as well as Roasted Lobster Tail with chimichurri, preserved lemon beurre blanc, jasmine rice and shaved vegetables. For dessert, guests can choose from Chocolate Terrine Masa 14 with triple-layered deep chocolate brownie cake with dark, milk and white chocolate and black plum sauce, or theCarrot Cake with chile de árbol frosting and spiced pear butter. For the perfect pairing, Masa 14 will offer Segura Viudas Cava and Segura Viudas Cava Rose from Spain priced at $9 a glass and $35 a bottle. Dinner will be served, from 5 p.m. to 12 Midnight on Saturday, February 14th. For a romantic treat, couples will receive complimentary rose upon arrival. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 328-1414 or visit www.masa14.com.

Toro Toro, located at 1300 I Street, NW, 20005, offers a twist on the contemporary steakhouse experience, artfully blending Pan Latin flavors and creative sharing plates. Together, acclaimed Richard Sandoval and Chef de Cuisine Felipe Milanes combine South and Central American ingredients and flavors through a variety of hot and cold small plates including arepas and ceviches, steaks served a la carte and savory side dishes meant for sharing. This Valentine’s Day, Toro Toro is offering a four-course prix fixe menu priced at $85 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Standout dishes not to be missed include Black Truffle & Salsify Soupwith celery root, black truffle, crispy shallots, piquillo pepper and pico de gallo; Umami Gnocchi with soy glaze, avocado, pickled red onion and shaved foie gras; Aji Marisol Braised Chile Relleno with winter vegetables, poblano pepper and Oaxaca cheese; Braised Kale Empanadas with Manchego cheese, red pepper, cilantro and spicy tomatillo sauce; Petite Filet Mignon; Jumbo Garlic Shrimp; New Bedford Sea Scallops, as well as Cedar Creek Prime Ribeye. For dessert, couples will enjoy the White Chocolate La Bomba with cream cheese mousse, passion fruit sorbet, chocolate, rose petals, cookie crumbs, strawberries and cream and dulce de leche ice cream mixed berries, caramel, and vanilla bean crème anglaise. For the perfect pairing, Toro Toro will offer Biutiful Cava from Spain ($9/glass and $35/bottle); Conde de Subirats Cava Rose from Spain ($10/glass and $38/bottle), as well as Veuve Clicquot Champagne from France ($27/glass and $130/bottle). For a romantic treat, couples will receive complimentary rose upon arrival. For more information and reservations visit http://www.richardsandoval.com/torotorodc, or call (202) 682-9500.

Et Voila!, the classic Belgian French bistro located in the heart of the Palisades neighborhood at 5120 MacArthur Blvd, NW, 20016, will showcase festive specials in addition to their regular a la carte dinner menu this Valentine’s Day. Guests at Et Voila! will want to experience the Cannelloni of Crab with avocado cream and mint; Beef Oxtail with onion petals and whisky, served with foie gras and Chattily cream; Duo of Beef, crispy braised short rib and beef loin served in a cassolette with mushrooms, Swiss chard and Barolo sauce, as well as North Carolina Prawns served with lobster pappardelle, artichokes, Taggiasca olives and marjolaine. For the perfect ending, lovebirds will enjoy a duo dessert made for sharing: a Chocolate Biscuit with raspberry ganache and Chantilly litchi, and a Chocolate Biscuit with rhum ganache, and Chantilly cream infused with a cigar. Et Voila!’s Valentine’s Day specials will be available exclusively during dinner service on Friday, February 13th, Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th. Specials range from $16.95 to $32 each. For additional information and reservations please call (202) 237-2300 or visit www.etvoiladc.com.

Located at 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008, one block from the White House, the Bombay Club is offering a five-course, prix fixe Valentine¹s Day menu from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 14th. Prepared by Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi, guests will begin their meal with an amuse bouche of Roasted Pineapple Corn Saffron Shorba followed by a Chaat Course and then a choice of Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert. Appetizers include Goat Keema Pao with onion, ginger, tomato and garam masala; Crab Ki Seekh with fennel, chili pepper and cashew, as well as Khoya Paneer with cheese, pomegranate, potato and black cumin. Entrées not to be missed include Duck Pepper Fry with green pepper, tomato and orange pulao; Tandoori Lobster with tomato, basil and garlic; Adraki Venison Chop with ginger, yogurt and garam masala, as well as Mustard Fish Curry with coconut, chili pepper and panch phoran. A selection of decadent desserts including Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake; Strawberry Kulfiand Orange Cardamom Crème Caramel complete the meal. The Bombay Club¹s Valentine¹s Day menu is priced at $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and is available exclusively during dinner service on Saturday, February 14th. Live piano music will be available from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Valet parking is available for $8. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 659-3727 or visit www.bombayclubdc.com.

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