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Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Need dining inspiration this weekend? Here are some favorites from Eater editors: new restaurants, old favorites, and restaurants that pair well with fun weekend activities

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Friday night drinks: Archipelago

Archipelago [Photo: Facebook]

Archipelago [Photo: Facebook]

Nothing makes it feel quite like vacation as a tiki bar. Head to U Street's newest for some potent takes on the classics, as well as new creations. Their pina colada is simple but irresistible.

Friday night dinner: Whaley's

Interior at Whaley’s Rey Lopez/Eater DC

Whaley's [Photo: R. Lopez]

See what this brand new addition to the waterfront, courtesy of the DGS Delicatessen team, has to offer. Sample soft-shells, oysters, and so much more.

Saturday early drinks and snack: Conosci

Poke is all the rage. Try the version at this hot new crudo bar, and pair it with a glass of wine for a cocktail. The restaurant also can work magic with non-seafood dishes like risotto and mushrooms.

Saturday night dinner in the Suburbs: SER

SER [Photo: R. Lopez]

SER [Photo: R. Lopez]

SER is a bit of a trendsetter in its embrace of the tapas-like pintxos, but there are plenty of reasons to recommend this cozy Arlington restaurant. Among them: paella, Spanish wines, barnacles, pork...

Get there first: Brunch at the new Majestic

The Majestic [Photo: Jeremy Brandt Vorel/Official]

The Majestic [Photo: Jeremy Brandt Vorel/Official]

The Majestic just reopened in Alexandria with a new menu and a new look. Their first official brunch service will be this weekend. Try dishes like avocado toast, eggs in purgatory, and more.