Martin’s place claims JFK proposed to Jackie O. at one of its booths, which we don’t recommend doing. Especially since you’re not JFK. But you could come here for something more casual. The space looks like it hasn’t been updated in a few decades, and that’s part of its appeal. There’s a dark wooden bar, stained glass light fixtures, and pictures and paintings of DC back in the day. The menu is a mix of American and pub food (expect things like potato skins and fish and chips), and while it isn’t life-changing, you’ll probably get a history lesson while you eat it.
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For a kind of healthy lunch in Georgetown, get some of the (surprisingly good) vegetarian tacos at Chaia.
Baked & Wired
Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
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A highly attractive spot located on the highly trendy Blagden Alley, The Dabney will impress both your date and your Instagram followers.
Chloe serves European-style small plates and interesting cocktails, all in a Navy Yard space that you’ll wish your apartment looked more like.
Despite being in the middle of Adams Morgan craziness, Roofers Union is a great restaurant/bar/rooftop for a casual drink or dinner.
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El Centro D.F. Georgetown
When you’re more concerned about having a good time than eating authentic Mexican food, head to El Centro D.F. in Georgetown.
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