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5 Best Bets for Valentine’s Day Dining

Celebrate with your sweetie this weekend with a reservation at one of these decadent dining hot spots. 

IN THE BAG
Society Fair is offering Valentine’s Day meals to go for couples that want to canoodle at home. 

1. The Alex
The Alex, the intimate craft cocktail cellar and restaurant located in Georgetown hotel, The Graham, hosts a four-course dinner for Valentine’s Day Feb. 12-14. The menu features a roasted beets and goat cheese salad, a choice of pan seared rainbow trout or roast filet of beef, and ends with a chocolate lava cake and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Retire to The Graham’s romantic rooftop for a post-dinner cocktail and a snuggle with your sweetie. $75 per person, 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, 202.337.0900



2. Blue Duck Tavern
Get farm fresh on Valentine’s Day with Blue Duck Tavern’s farm-to-table February 14 menu. Newly appointed Executive Chef Franck Loquet serves up a five-course prix-fixe menu featuring dishes like team smoked scallops with vanilla Jerusalem artichoke puree and trout roe and roasted rose veal shop with salsify, Matsutake mushroom and port wine jus. Top off the meal with Pastry Chef David Collier’s Heart’s Desire, a decadent strawberry cremeux with Champagne mousse, lemon sponge cake and Champagne sorbet. $95 per person, 1201 24th St. NW, 202.419.6755

3. Brabo
One of Old Town’s most romantic spots, Brabo is offering a five-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Chef Harper McClure presents several sumptuous dishes on the special menu, like lightly poached Wianno oyster with preserved lemon, vermouth gastrique, hackleback caviar and mizuna. Couples have a choice of dessert from Pastry Chef Larry Queen—a dark chocolate Bavarian with raspberry chocolate cake, Champagne gel, raspberry-rosewater sorbet or his popular Green Tea Diplomat. $85 per person, 1600 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.894.3440

4. Society Fair
Whether dining out or staying in, let Society Fair do the cooking for you. The culinary team created a Valentine’s Day to-go bag, which features coq au vin, heart-shaped Coeur de Bray cheese and bottles of sparkling and red wine. Alternatively, Society Fair kicks off Valentine’s Day weekend Feb. 12 with the first annual Blush and Bashful Party at 7:30PM. Whether solo, coupled or with a group of friends, the soiree will get everyone in the V-Day spirit. The evening includes rose and sparkling wine tastings, savory canapés and desserts. Valentine’s Day to-go bag $110, Blush and Bashful party $20, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria, Va., 703.683.3247

5. Union Market
Union Market pulls out all the stops for couples and singles alike with its annual Valentine’s Day weekend events. Sample some sweet treats at the Capital Candy Jar pop-up; Sip and sample artisanal cheese and Champagne at Righteous Cheese’s We Heart Chocolate, Cheese and Baller Bubbly event; and get a Valentine’s Day portrait snapped for posterity at Lab 1270 just to name a few. Happy Valentine’s Day! Prices vary