Time Out says
The best place in DC for a first date—you meet in the adjoining Kramerbooks and rejoice or despair at your new friend’s taste in literature—Afterwords Café tries to be all things to all people. Bustling and capacious, the glass-enclosed dining room serves food from morning until late night, including "sharezies"—make-your-own appetizer platters, ambitious New American dinners with suggested wine or beer pairings, and decadent desserts. You and your date are sure to find common ground somewhere on the menu. And when you’ve got to know each other better, you can return for Afterwords’ hearty weekend brunch.
1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
|Cross street:||at Q Street|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $9–$15|
|Opening hours:||7.30am–1am Mon–Thur; 7.30am Fri–1am Mon continuously|