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A Recap of CityCenterDC's Restaurant Debuts

Momofuku, Milk Bar, Centrolina and more.

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CityCenterDC, the splashy new development in the middle of downtown, has now opened the majority of its restaurants. From out-of-town imports like Fig & Olive to homegrown concepts like Amy Brandwein to buzz-drawers like Momofuku CCDC (which just opened Saturday), it's clearly a project that's having an impact on the city's restaurant landscape. Here's what's open so far from the dining perspective, starting with the most recent.

Momofuku CCDC [Photo: Gabriele Stabile/Official]

Momofuku CCDC [Photo: Gabriele Stabile/Official]

Momofuku CCDC: D.C. is right now smack in the midst of Momofuku madness. The new arrival serves ramen, buns, snacks and more.

Milk Bar [Photo: R. Lopez]

Milk Bar [Photo: R. Lopez]

Milk Bar: The sister bakery to Momofuku opened a day earlier, serving crack pie, compost cookies and more.

Fig & Olive [Photo: R. Lopez]

Fig & Olive [Photo: R. Lopez]

Fig & Olive: This Mediterranean New York import opened earlier this summer. It became a popular spot for socialites, but later was plagued by several reports of salmonella.

Centrolina [Photo: R. Lopez]

Centrolina [Photo: R. Lopez]

Centrolina: Centrolina debuted this spring, and was the first full-scale restaurant and market from a D.C. chef, Amy Brandwein. It's received praise for its pastas in particular.

Dolcezza [Photo: Official]

Dolcezza [Photo: Official]

Dolcezza: This coffee and gelato local chain opened in CityCenter in April, serving up such items as nitro coffee.

Mango Tree [Photo: R. Lopez]

Mango Tree [Photo: R. Lopez]

MangoTree: This Thai import, debuting in January 2015, originally opened as a partnership with Richard Sandoval, but the chef and restaurateur later parted ways with the restaurant.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle [Photo: R. Lopez]

Del Frisco's Double Eagle [Photo: R. Lopez]

Del Frisco's Double Eagle: This steakhouse chain debuted in September 2014.

DBGB [Photo: R. Lopez]

DBGB [Photo: R. Lopez]

DBGB Kitchen + Bar: Daniel Boulud's first Washington restaurant was an outpost of DBGB in Washington, opening just before Del Frisco's. After lots of hype but a mixed critical reception, it's settled into its role as a well-regarded bistro in the development.

RareSweets [Photo: Official]

RareSweets [Photo: Official]

RareSweets: The pastry company that got its start in one of D.C.'s food incubators is serving up macarons and more, since last December.

Still coming:

Fruitive Juice Bar is a few weeks away from opening in the development.

Not happening:

The Smith, a New York restaurant, was originally in talks for CityCenter but later revealed plans to open elsewhere in the city.

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