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5 Fabulous Valentine’s Day Menus

Go ahead, swoon a little—these are our favorite Valentine’s Day menus. Read on for our February 14 dining reservation recommendations.

The vanilla-raspberry vacherin with thyme coulis and meringe  

1. Blue Duck Tavern
This five-course tasting menu includes roasted veal chop served with salsify, matsutake mushrooms and port wine jus. $95, 1201 24th St. NW, 202.419.6755

2. Casa Luca
The four-course chef’s tasting menu includes a breast of guinea hen arrosto, served with a Tuscan ragu of cannellini beans and black kale. $85, with $65 optional wine pairing, 1099 New York Ave. NW, 202.628.1099

3. The Lafayette
Menu highlights at The Hay-Adams’ main dining room include a cedar-plank honey-roasted salmon for two, served with vanilla sweet-potato mousse and glazed baby turnips. $80, 800 16th St. NW, 202.638.2570

4. Marcel’s
We adore the five-course dinner menu, but the sweet finish will be the most memorable: raspberry-vanilla vacherin served with raspberry and thyme coulis and crispy meringue—all followed by a special friandise with assorted truffles and petits fours. $150, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.419.6755

5. PassionFish
Chef Jeff Tunks has assembled a four-course aphrodisiac menu. Cap off the perfect evening with sexy sweets such as the caramel creme brulee paired with an almond biscotti. From $60, 11960 Democracy Drive, Reston, Va., 703.230.3474