Happy Valentine’s Day, Bitches! Whether you’re tied up with your boo, or just hanging out with friends, we’ve got the round-up for the best spots to grab, brunch, dinner, and drinks to celebrate or commiserate.
Drown your sorrows in bottomless mimosas at Fainting Goat’s Broken Heart brunch on Sunday, February 12. The U Street restaurant promises some Valentine’s surprises. No tickets required, but be sure to make reservations. 1330 U St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
Can’t snag a reservation for Feb. 14? We highly recommend a brunch date for two this weekend. Find some of our favorite spots for brunch dates here.
Or brunch at home with a little help from Dean & DeLuca. The Georgetown shop has everything you need to surprise your S.O with breakfast in bed? Pick from Dean & DeLuca’s array of flaky croissants and pain au chocolats, organic fruit spread, artisan cured meats and other sweets. 3276 M St NW, Washington, D.C.
Dinner & Drinks
One of our favorite coffee shops, The Royal, is hosting a Nightmare Before Valentine’s Day on February 13. Indulge in a one-night-only menu of bitter cocktails by guest bartender Rachel Sergi in this edition of “Royal Knights.” Check Facebook for more info. 501 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Join the Lonely Hearts Club at Hank’s Oyster Bar. Sip on love-themed drinks from Feb. 10-14. The bartenders are collecting gently used clothing for the Bring Your Ex’s Clothing Drive which benefits Martha’s Table (Martha’s Outfitters). No reservations required. 1624 Q St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
If you’re looking to learn, spend an evening with Righteous Cheese in Union Market in an intimate class dedicated to discovering and savoring seasonal, artisanal cheeses on February 9, 11 and 14. You’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting four cheeses with four unique champagnes, along with a bounty of chocolate accompaniments from CoCo Sala. Tickets cost $74 and are available for purchase here. 929 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Iron Gate is one of the hottest restaurants for Valentine’s Day thanks to its status as one of the most romantic spots in town. But everyone can experience the Tunnel of Love, the over-the-top pop-up that is perfect for drinks with your gal pals. We went recently and enjoyed the festive drinks and 80s love songs. We recommend the “I’ll Have What She’s Having” to drink. The pop-up is only open until the 14th so hurry in. 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Snug Room is a cozy spot for spending V-Day with your fellow couples, or with a group of single friends. Check out our Thirsty Thursday recap and our interview with the founders for inspiration. Be sure to call to reserve the room ahead of time. 926 U St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
Spend Galentine’s Day at this upscale sports bar. Bar Deco is offering half-off wine bottles and half-price specialty cocktails on Feb. 13. We’ve loved the seasonal cocktails menus here in the past. 717 6th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
We’re headed straight for the aphrodisiacs. Indulge in Co Co. Sala’s “Temptation” menu, a seductive five-course menu for $95 per person with glass of bubbly. We love the desserts, but highly recommend pre-ordering a box of Co Co. Sala’s artisanal chocolates when making your reservation as a surprise for your S.O. If you can’t wait until the 14th, celebrate at Co Co. Sala’s Chocolate & Mezcal Tasting event Feb. 13th from 6-8 p.m. Try two signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a El Silencio Mezcal & Valrhona Chocolate tasting. Tickets are $45 per person. 929 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
This H Street spot has one of our favorite Tuesday date night specials, so it’s extra lucky that V-Day does too! Every Tuesday, you can get an appetizer, two entrees, dessert for just $50. We’re eyeing the chocolate brioche bread pudding with raspberry puree and salted caramel. Don’t forget to try the BWB Blood Orange Fizz, an Aperol Spritz named for yours truly at the bar! 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
This Four Seasons wine bar has a relaxed “Temptation for Two” menu for those looking to celebrate without a heavy meal. For $45 per couple, you get a glass each of select wines, a selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, and a flight of three luxurious chocolates. The deal is available all month long. 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Mixologist Gina Chersevani will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Tasting Flight called “Atlas of Love,” which allows guests to share four cocktails inspired by 12 romantic cities, plus a personalized map to take home for $45. Chef Liz Clifford will have an accompanying menu with corresponding bites for each city, such as polenta and meatballs and mini Havana Cuban sandwiches. The event runs from 5-9 p.m at this Union Market spot. Reservations are required (202-543-2549). 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, D.C.
Single? Head to Logan Tavern for their singles party. The late night (9-11 p.m.) party includes a scavenger hunt, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and two cocktails. All for $30. 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Your sustainable love deserves sustainable food. For just $55 per person (plus tax and gratuity), you and your plus one can nosh on Bidwell’s special Valentine’s Day menu. Start with tuna roses with turmeric osetra caviar vinaigrette then choose from appetizers like roasted cauliflower soup or beet salad. For entrees, try the seared scallops or striped bass, or grilled lamb chops, seared duck breast. Indulge with an assortment of “sweet endings” desserts for two. For reservations, call (202) 547-0172. 1309 5th Street NE, Washington, DC
The restaurant at the Hamilton Hotel is serving up a Lovers and Friends Valentine’s Day tasting menu. Highlights include bundles of romaine hearts and a vanilla-scented lobster tail. The cost per person for the three-course menu is $65, and it will be served from 4-10 p.m. only on February 14. For an added bonus, you can snag access to an endless champagne bar or a mini martini flight. 1001 14th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
This Tex-Mex restaurant has a Fajitas Amorosas dinner lined up! For $69, you can get your fill of chile con queso, fajitas, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and more. Perfect if your bae loves Mexican food and casual joints. Check out the menu here. 2911 District Ave., Suite 170. Fairfax, VA
On Tuesday, the fowl-centric spot The Bird is offering two dinner packages, four courses for $54 or four courses plus a bottle of wine or beer/wine pairing for $74 per person. Choose from four different prix fixe menus including a poultry heavy menu, vegetarian offerings and more. 1337 11th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
If pork is your preference, head to 14th Street and visit the pig for a Valentine’s Day tasting menu, with six courses for two people prices at $76 a person. We love the pork burger and the face bacon. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Dean & DeLuca, EatWell DC, DC Harvest, Bar Deco, Cyclone Anaya’s, Bidwell and Co Co. Sala. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the companies.