DC is full of great restaurants and what better way to celebrate an engagement or proposal by enjoying dinner at one of them? Whether you're looking for romantic rooftop restaurants in DC with a view of the skyline, or simply one with a cozy dining room in Georgetown, the list below should cover all the bases.

I've also created a convenient map with all of these restaurants (blue), as well as popular proposal spots on the National Mall (red), and other proposal spots which are closer to the various restaurants (green).

If none of these interest you, check out Eater DC's "14 of the Most Romantic Restaurants in D.C." article.

Fiola Mare


Iron Gate

Le Diplomate

Ristorante La Perla

POV Rooftop at The W Hotel


  • Website
  • 915 F Street NW (9TH AND F STREET), Washington, DC 20004
  • A blend of southern favorites mixed with James Beard Award winner Chef Edward Lee's Korean roots
  • Room layouts include dramatic historic interiors with soaring ceilings, a spectacular private underground fireplace dining room, intimate semi-private balconies under 50-foot glass gabled ceilings and a waterfront fire-side patio, among many other
  • National Mall Walkable:
    • Lincoln Memorial - 36 min
    • Washington Monument -22 min
    • Jefferson Memorial - 35 min
    • United States Capitol - 23 min
  • Other Proposal Spot Ideas: Chinatown, City Center DC, Carnegie Library, National Building Museum

The REACH at the Kennedy Center

1789 Restaurant

Bistro Cacoa

Le Grenier

Tabard Inn

  • Website
  • 1739 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • During our rich history, we’ve seen and heard a few things. We survived the Great Depression.
  • This Michelin-rated restaurant sources high-quality ingredients and creates a daily menu based on what is seasonal and local to bring unique dishes
  • National Mall Walkable:
    • Lincoln Memorial - 34 min
    • Washington Monument -31 min
    • Jefferson Memorial - 45 min
    • United States Capitol - 52 min
  • Other Proposal Spot Ideas: Dupont Circle, Logan Circle


Bombay Club

You can read more about planning your proposal here as well as see some additional proposal galleries below:

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