1739 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tucked back on a quite street between tourist attractions in bustling downtown, the Tabard Inn somehow manages to serve simultaneously as WashingtonÂ's most romantic date spot as well as a haven for the notorious power-lunch crowd. While groups of diners enjoy the brick-walled garden patio, couples prefer the more secluded and dimly lit fireplace lounge. Despite the secretive setting, the word is out about Tabard Inn, so dinner reservations are a must. The chef describes the food as new American cuisine, and while the menu changes daily, it is heavy on seafood, and the prices are surprisingly moderate for a restaurant that comes with such a reputation.