When it comes to restaurant neighborhoods, Georgetown has always been an inconsistent one. There are some clear standouts, from Fiola Mare to Bourbon Steak, and other reliable standbys, from Pizzeria Paradiso to Sweetgreen. But it's also a neighborhood subject both to frequent turnover (most recently, the closing of an iconic Five Guys location), and to the proliferation of mediocre tourist traps.
But here's the good news: it seems like more new restaurants have been opening in Georgetown than usual, and many are promising additions to the neighborhood. Here's a rundown of what's new and what's coming soon.
Beard Papas: This dessert chain, originally out of Japan, is D.C.'s new home for eclairs, cream puffs and other pastries. Find it: 1332 Wisconsin Ave. NW
The Sovereign: Neighborhood Restaurant Group's new Belgian beer bar and restaurant is making a splash. Find two levels filled with unusual beers, braised meats and more. Find it: 1206 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
Jaco Juice and Taco Bar: A taco bar meets a juice bar with this new concept, which has a breakfast menu and some unexpected items like quinoa porridge. Find it: 1614 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
Crumbs & Whiskers: The "oldest" place on this list, D.C.'s first cat cafe is still only about seven months old, and is providing a hangout for cat lovers to snack and cuddle. Find it: 3211 O St. NW.
Curry & Pie: This Indian fusion restaurant debuted in October. Find it: 1204 34th St. NW.
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Editor's Note: Bar A Vin's opening projection has been updated.