Longtime restaurants have to keep things fresh in a city where a new place seems to be opening every day. Check out these places, which are sporting new looks, new furniture and sometimes even new names, as of this summer:
The restaurant: Rasika
The changes: As of earlier this month, Rasika is sporting a $500,000 makeover, with a new design from London-based HarryGregory. There are also some new menu items to match. The restaurant recently added brunch service as well
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The restaurant: Luke's Lobster
The changes: The Bethesda location of the restaurant chain has added a bunch of new seating.
*All Previous Luke's Lobster Coverage
The restaurant: Bourbon Steak's Lounge
The changes: The lounge's furniture and finishes have been changed, right as a new bartender, Torrence Swain, takes charge.
*All Previous Bourbon Steak Coverage
The restaurant: Jug & Table
The changes: Formerly just the downstairs of Roofers Union, the space has been rebranded as a vinyl-playing wine bar.
*All Previous Roofers Union Coverage
The restaurant: River Falls Tavern
The changes: This Potomac restaurant is now under the watch of chef Robert Wiedmaier, who has been very active in Maryland lately.
*All Previous River Falls Tavern Coverage
The restaurant: Science Club
The changes: This Dupont bar recently got its first major revamp since opening. They're now sporting science-themed craft cocktails and a menu that isn't just for vegetarians.
*All Previous Science Club Coverage