28 March 2017
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Summer is Heating Up in DC

For those of you who’ve been hiding at the beaches all summer, the restaurant scene is heating up big time in our nation’s capital. The city has seen an influx of new openings and announcements for future deals that are in the works. The highlights include:

America Eats Tavern
Chef/Owner: José Andrés (Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya)
Penn Quarter
Now Open!

Bobby’s Burger Palace
Chef/Owner: Bobby Flay (Bar American, Bobby Flay Steak, Mesa Grill)
West End
Now Open!

Boqueria
Chef: Marc Vidal
Golden Triangle
Projected Opening: late Fall

Cava Mezze
Clarendon
Now Open!

Daikay
Chef: Katsuya Fukushima (A José Andrés protégé)
Penn Quarter
Projected Opening: Fall

District Commons/Burger, Tap & Shake
Owner: Passion Food (AcadianaCeibaDC Coast, PassionFish)
Foggy Bottom
Projected Opening: September

Elisir
Chef/Owner: Enzo Fargione (Formerly of Teatro Goldini)
Penn Quarter
Projected Opening: late September

Founding Farmers
Potomac
Projected Opening: late October

Good Stuff Eatery
Chef/Owner: Spike Mendelsohn (We, The Pizza)
Crystal City
Projected Opening: January 2012

Graffiato
Chef/Owner: Mike Isabella (Formerly of Zaytinya)
Penn Quarter
Now Open!

The Hamilton
Owner: Clyde’s Restaurant Group
Downtown
Projected Opening: Fall

Lost Society
U Street
Now Open!

Mintwood Place
Chef: Cedric Maupillier (Formerly of Central Michel Richard)
Adams Morgan
Projected Opening: Fall

Oh Fish
Chef/Owner: Kaz Okochi (Kaz Sushi Bistro, Masa 14)
Golden Triangle
Now Open!

Pearl Dive Oyster Bar
Chef/Owner: Jeff Black (Addie’s, Black Market, BlackSaltBlack’s)
14th Street
Projected Opening: October

Ping Pong Dim Sum
Dupont Circle
Now Open!

Rasika 
Chef: Vikram Sunderam
West End
Projected Opening: February 2012

Rogue 24
Chef/Owner: RJ Cooper (Formerly of Vidalia)
Convention Center
Now Open!

Shaw’s Tavern
Shaw
Now Open!

TruOrleans
H Street
Now Open!

Virtue Feed & Grain
Chef/Owner: Cathal Armstrong (Restaurant Eve)
Alexandria
Now Open!

Wagamama
Penn Quarter
Projected Opening: early 2012

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Comments

  1. blackdontrump says:

    Dan,
    I must commend you and your colleagues on your site /blog. Slick and very well done. I appreciate you including Lost Society in your list of hot restaurants. I live close by and look forward to having dinner there. I saw their menu and it looks a bit limited. I hope that means
    means they look to do a few things well.

  2. blackdontrump says:

    I also browsed Bobby’s Burger Palace’s menu and was underwhelmed. His place is about a year or so too late as far as concept and I’ve actually seen a couple of these burgers elsewhere sans the blue corn chips. Maybe he should try a food truck :-)

  3. Dan Adler says:

    Thanks for the shout out BDT! Let us know what you think about Lost Society and/or BBP. We’ll be checking them out soon as well.