Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab is ready to bring the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood a global assortment of underwater delicacies like South African lobster tail, Dutch yellowtail, whole Mediterranean branzino, and Hawaiian tuna crudo. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant (700 K Street NW) opens Saturday, May 22, for dinner to start, with lunch joining the mix on Monday, May 24. The towering, two-story location comes outfitted with 400 seats, a “stone crab” lounge, red leather booths, sparkling chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Houston-born chain’s 12th U.S. location to date seasons and broils steaks at 1,200 degrees, presented tableside with a roasted garlic bulb. Vegan options include a butternut squash bolognese and Impossible Burger meatballs. Snag a seat via OpenTable.
In other news...
- The 39th Annual RAMMY Awards returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as an in-person event on Sunday, September 19, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced on Thursday. Nominations are accepted online starting Monday, May 24.
- The Capital Grille opens in Fairfax on Friday, May 21 (12169 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive) with an assortment of dry-aged cuts like a filet mignon with cipollini onions.
- Mimi’s Handmade Ice Cream lands at Arlington’s Westpost (formerly Pentagon Row) later this summer, looping in local ingredients to build its frozen lineup of ice creams and sorbets.
- Vegas-based Diablo’s Cantina, MGM National Harbor’s Mexican replacement to Fish by José Andrés, just announced a summer opening with Espita alum Alexis Samayoa behind the wheel.
- Penn Quarter’s ornate Café Riggs expands onto the street for the summer with six private dining nooks decked out with lush ferns, grasses, ivy from D.C. florist Amaryllis. Patrons can pair chef Patrick Curran’s seasonal lineup of scallop ceviche and crab salad with a new rosé list available by the glass or bottle.