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Spring of Insanity: More than 50 Restaurants & Counting

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

This may be the craziest spring restaurant season that D.C. has ever seen. In fact, it's been the opposite of last year's 30 Days of Terror, where restaurants kept closing and closing. Here's a rundown of all the major bars and restaurants that have opened so far this season (excluding some national chain expansions, etc.)— share any others in the comments. For reference, spring kicked off on March 20 this year, and will wrap up later in June.

Some trends to note: 14th Street restaurants, Navy Yard options, Merrifield places, pizza joints, coffee shops, local chains expanding and ambitious neighborhood restaurants all help account for the new offerings.

Now Open:

Federal Restaurant and Lounge
Wagshal's (Soft opening)
The Elroy
Scion Silver Spring
Which Wich
Benny's Bar & Grill
Sweet Leaf Cafe
Piola D.C.
Red Parrot Bistro
Shutters Bar & Kitchen
Taqueria Nacional
B Too
Bobby's Burger Palace
The Wydown (pop-up)
M.E. Swing Coffee Bar
Mi Cocina
Sweetgreen (14W)
Del Campo
District Tea Lodge
Nopa Kitchen + Bar
Froggy Bottom Pub
The Bench
District Taco Capitol Hill
Capitol Prague (Cafe)
Blackfinn Ameripub
Le Mediterranean Bistro
Carriage House
The Red Hen
New Orleans Cajun Seafood
Tree House Lounge
Sol Mexican Grill
Matchbox Merrifield
Park Tavern
Le Diplomate
East Dumpling House
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
Fat Shorty's
Dolci Gelati Takoma Park
La Tagliatella
Gordon Biersch Navy Yard
Garbanzo Grill
Chocolate Crust
The Grill Room/Rye Bar
Taylor Mosaic
Daikaya (Izakaya)

Still could come before summer hits:

Casa Luca
M Cafe
Taco Bamba
Baby Wale
Attman's Deli
Doi Moi
Pete's New Haven-Style Apizza Silver Spring
Tom Yum District
El Centro Georgetown
Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen
· 30 Days of Terror: 14 Restaurant Deaths and Counting [-EDC-]

The Red Hen

1822 1st Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 525-3021 Visit Website

The Red Hen

1822 1st St. NW Washington, DC