It’s a Date!

24 Jan

I’ve begun a quest to locate the Top 35 Date Spots

in the DC Metro area!

Every week, I’ll be going on one date, in a variety of spots across Maryland, Virginia and DC, and reporting back with the information you need to execute a flawless date!   The goal isn’t to write a standard review of the spot.  Instead, I’ll be providing you with a “plan” to ensure that you make the most of your evening with as little stress as possible.

Let’s face it, dating is demanding and if you are in the position of planning the date it can often be overwhelming!

Interviewing “key individuals” such as the valet, chef, event planner, owner and bartender, I’ll be able to provide you with the scoop on where to park, which night to go, how to secure the best table in the restaurant, what to order, how to make the most of your budget, the best place to nab that coveted kiss and “insider information,” provided directly from the staff, on things that you can do to make your date unique and unforgettable!

At the end of the quest, I’ll name 35 of the locations as the “Top 35 Date Spots!”

The first spot I checked out on my quest is “Policy” in Washington, DC.  You’ll be able to read all about it next Tuesday (January 31st).  What I will tell you for now is that it was a date unlike any other that I’ve had in a long time!  Policy will do WELL in the ratings and is a heavy contender for a “Top 35 Date Spot!”

If you have a suggestion for a date spot, or wish for your location to be in the running for a “Top 35 Date Spot” please share it here or e-mail me at!


Definitely check back next week and have your printer ready.  Policy is a date you won’t want to miss!



5 Responses to “It’s a Date!”

  1. paulidin January 24, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    This is a fun and helpful idea! But doesn’t everyone in DC follow you? Will it make a difference if a date starts to spot details in an evening that he or she read about in your blog? Or should the dater who follows your tips just admit to it right up front?

    • Rita January 24, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      I’m not sure that everyone in DC follows me…yet! I don’t think it will make a difference at all. In fact, it shows that you took initiative to discover how to make the night unique – and the dynamic of every date will be different, even if at the same place! There will be plenty of tips provided to make sure that your date is smooth, fun and relaxing but still unique to the pair! So happy you like this idea! I have some fabulous spots to check out all lined up – and some great “undercover daters” to help me provide you with the scoop 🙂

  2. cerebralfoodie January 24, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Hi Rita! My favorite date spots in D.C. are Marvin ( and Teakwood (

    • cerebralfoodie January 24, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      I forgot to add my reasons for loving those two spots: ambience! Marvin was inspired by Marvin Gaye’s time in Belgium – a mix of Southern Comfort food and Belgian food. Also, Marvin Gaye is from D.C.! The music they play inside adds to the unique intimate vibe : soul, jazz.

      Teakwood: a little hideaway in Logan Circle. Dimly lit inside, once you walk in, you are transported to Southeast Asia – decor, candles, very cute place for a date!

      • Rita January 24, 2012 at 10:08 am #

        This is excellent! Thanks! If you have a contact at either of these locations I’d love to get in touch with them regarding what I’m doing and see if they’d be interested in participating. Excellent ideas!

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