Even if you're coupled up this Valentine's Day, it's hard not to crush on Russian restaurant Mari Vanna DC (1141 Connecticut Ave. NW). Starting at 5pm on Thursday, Feb. 14, couples can choose from a trio of romantic packages at the three-story Dupont establishment. Stuffed armchairs, sprawling antique rugs and sparkling chandeliers at this Tolstoy-meets-tea-house eatery weave a cozy cocoon - the ideal atmosphere to trade toasts or a few sweet-nothings. Prices below are per couple, not per person.
The Romantic Package ($125) includes one (1) appetizer and one (1) entree per person, a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne Brut and a strawberry tart to share.
The Russian Romance Package ($195) serves up one (1) appetizer and one (1) entree per person, a serving of blinis and caviar, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose and a strawberry tart to share.
The Imperial Romance Package ($495) All the amenities of the Russian Romance Package, plus a bottle of Crystal that is sure to make you blush.
Mari Vanna is located at 1141 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036. (http://www.marivanna.ru/washington/) For reservations, call (202) 783-7777.