Everyone has a different idea of what makes a perfect date night spot, so we’ve compiled a list of several different types of date-appropriate in Rockville. The one thing all of these places have in common? They’re not too far from your home at The Upton. If you want to finish your date night with a movie, a Regal Cinema is just across the street. Great food, and hopefully a great date, are just around the corner when you live at The Upton.
Something a Little Different
La Canela (141-D Gibbs Street) is located in Rockville Town Center, within walking distance of The Upton. It offers Peruvian food in an upscale, rustically charming atmosphere. The service is attentive, the ribs are a favorite, and many of the dishes are served with delicious fried yucca. If you’ve never tried Peruvian food before, this would be a good place to start; it’s one of the best South American restaurants in the area.
Great Drinks and Appetizers
Try La Tasca (141 Gibbs Street) a Spanish restaurant also located in Rockville Town Center. La Tasca’s classic sangria is a must, and their seafood paella is reliably well executed. It’s traditionally a tapas bar, but their various paellas are entrée-sized if you aren’t looking to share. This is a great way to try new dishes with your date. Be sure to take advantage of their dinner and a movie deal, which you must tell the waiter you’d like to try—a separate menu will be provided.
A Hotel Dinner
Mix it up and head over to The Cambria Suites Hotel & Bar (196 East Montgomery Avenue), where the hotel restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine including sliders and crab cakes. The food is elegantly presented, and you can wash it all down with local spirits, craft beers, or any of the signature cocktails the bar provides.
A Pizza Date
Pizza isn’t always on the menu for date night, but it can be at the upscale Matchbox (1699 Rockville Pike), located about 10 minutes away from The Upton. Although they have entrees and sandwiches, their pizzas are not to be missed. They taste freshly made, and have a variety of toppings including spicy meatballs and black mission figs. They also have unique cocktails, all served in an upscale casual environment.
Remember, you don’t need to stress about planning a date. When you live here, some of the best cuisine in Maryland is close at hand.