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Who Still Has Reservations for Dinner Tonight?

By Rina Rapuano
February 14, 2014
Photo by: Meddygarnet

So, your mate made it crystal clear last night that take-out and a House of Cards marathon isn’t going to cut the mustard for Valentine’s Day. (Uh-oh.)

Considering the weather, we’re guessing there may also be quite a few cancellations. A call to your favorite date-night spot might turn up some last-minute availability that will save your sorry skin.

But in case you want a (semi-) sure thing, we’ve rounded up some places that still had Valentine’s Day dinner reservations available as of yesterday afternoon. You may have to make do with the blue-hair or night-owl time slots, but desperate times call for desperate measures. And judging from the list below, the situation isn't as dire as one might think.

701 has availability at 5 PM and 5:15 PM. 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-393-0701

Agua 301 has reservations before 6 PM and after 8:30 PM. 301 Water St. SE; 202-484-0301

Ardeo+Bardeo has a few available slots starting at 10:30 PM. 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-244-6750

B Too (1324 14th St. NW; 202-627-2800) and Belga Café (514 Eighth St. SE; 202-544-0100) have space available.

Bangkok Joe's has reservations available. 3000 K St. NW; 202-333-4422

Bar Charley has availability at 6 PM and 10 PM. 1825 18th St. NW; 202-627-2183

Barcode is doing a special menu and has space available. 1101 17th St. NW; 202-955-9001

Bibiana has a few slots at 10:45 PM and 11 PM. 1100 New York Ave. NW; 202-216-9550

Bistro Vivant has availability at 5 PM, 5:30 PM, 9 PM and 9:30 PM. 1394 Chain Bridge Road, McLean; 703-356-1700

City Tap House has reservations available from 5-6:30 PM and after 8:30 PM. 901 I St. NW; 202-644-9433

Cork Wine Bar has some late evening reservations available if you call the restaurant. 1720 14th St. NW; 202-265-2675

DGS Delicatessen has a few spots throughout the night (all-you-can-eat pastrami and corned beef, people). 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-293-4400

Dino has early and late reservations available. 3435 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-686-2966

Et Voila! still has availability at 9:30 PM and 10 PM. 5120 MacArthur Blvd. NW; 202-237-2300

Finnegan’s Irish Pub has space at 5 PM and after 8 PM. 8150 Leesburg Pike, Vienna; 703-883-2000

Firefly has space available. 1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202-861-1310

Grapeseed has space at 5 PM, 5:15 PM and after 9:15 PM. 4865 Cordell Ave., Bethesda; 301-986-9592

Hank’s Dupont has reservations available for after 9:30 PM; Hank's Old Town has reservations available; and Hank's on the Hill has space open early and late.

Jackie's Restaurant has late seating available from 9-10:15 PM. 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-565-9700

Legal Sea Foods has early and late reservations available at its Chinatown, Crystal City and Tysons Corner locations.

Maple in Columbia Heights has space at 5:30 PM. 3418 11th St. NW; 202-588-7442

Muze at the Mandarin Oriental has space available before 6 PM and after 9 PM. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW; 202-787-6006

New Heights has reservations open after 9:45 PM. 2317 Calvert St. NW; 202-234-4110

Nopa Kitchen + Bar has availability throughout the evening. 800 F St. NW; 202-347-4667

Oval Room has availability at 10:15 PM and 10:30 PM. 800 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-463-8700

Ovvio Osteria has space at 5 PM and after 9:30 PM. 2727 Merrilee Dr., Merrifield, VA; 703- 573-2161

Oyamel has a few on the earlier and later sides of things. 401 Seventh St. NW; 202-628-1005

Osteria Marzano has reservations at 10 PM and 10:15 PM. 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria; 703-313-9700

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace has space. 1612 14th St. NW; 202-319-1612

Salt & Pepper Restaurant has space throughout the night. 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW; 202-364-5125

Silo has reservations at  6 PM, 9:30 PM and 10 PM. 919 Fifth St. NW; 202-290-2233

Urbana has a few at 5:30 PM and 10 PM. 2121 P St. NW; 202-956-6650

Places Mentioned

Agua 301

Mexican • Navy Yard

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
Ardeo + Bardeo

New American • Cleveland Park

Food22 Decor21 Service21 Cost$44
 
 
 
B Too

Belgian • 14th Street Corridor

Food- Decor- Service- CostE
 
 
 
Belga Café

Belgian • Capitol Hill

Food25 Decor20 Service21 Cost$39
 
 
 
Bibiana

Italian • Downtown

Food25 Decor24 Service24 Cost$56
 
 
 
Bistro Vivant

French • McLean

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
City Tap House

Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
Cork Wine Bar

American • 14th Street Corridor

Food25 Decor22 Service23 Cost$44
 
 
 
Et Voila!

Belgian • Palisades

Food25 Decor17 Service21 Cost$45
 
 
 
DGS Delicatessen

Jewish • Dupont Circle

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
Firefly

American • Dupont Circle

Food23 Decor23 Service21 Cost$42
 
 
 
Grapeseed American Bistro & Wine Bar

American • Bethesda

Food23 Decor19 Service21 Cost$49
 
 
 
Hank's Oyster Bar

Seafood • Capitol Hill

Food24 Decor17 Service21 Cost$38
 
 
 
Hank's Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar • Dupont Circle

Food24 Decor17 Service21 Cost$38
 
 
 
Hank's Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar • Alexandria

Food24 Decor17 Service21 Cost$38
 
 
 
Jackie's Restaurant

American • Silver Spring

Food23 Decor20 Service20 Cost$38
 
 
 
Legal Sea Foods - Crystal City

Seafood • Arlington

Food23 Decor20 Service22 Cost$39
 
 
 
Legal Sea Foods - Tysons Galleria

Seafood • Tysons Corner

Food23 Decor20 Service22 Cost$39
 
 
 
Legal Sea Foods - 7th Street

Seafood • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food23 Decor20 Service22 Cost$39
 
 
 
Maple

American • Columbia Heights

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
Muze (inside Mandarin Oriental)

Southwest Federal Center

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New Heights Restaurant

American • Woodley Park

Food22 Decor20 Service20 Cost$59
 
 
 
Urbana Dining & Drinks

Italian • Dupont Circle

Food21 Decor22 Service21 Cost$44
 
 
 
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Oyster Bar • 14th Street Corridor

Food26 Decor23 Service23 Cost$42
 
 
 
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

Mexican • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food25 Decor22 Service21 Cost$42
 
 
 
Ovvio Osteria

Italian • Merrifield

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The Oval Room

American • White House/World Bank

Food26 Decor23 Service25 Cost$69
 
 
 
 
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