Anchored by the oldest fish market in the U.S. to the south and the new International Spy Museum to the north, D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront has boomed in recent years with a wealth of drinking and dining options that swing from casual places for happy hour beers or ice cream cones to high-brow options for A5 wagyu rolls or rooftop Champagne. The Anthem, a 6,000-seat live music venue, is open again and booked almost nightly, which drives traffic to bars and restaurants peppered throughout the Wharf development. The booming mixed-use project will soon welcome two anticipated openings: an all-day French option in Bistro du Jour, and a location of NYC Lebanese restaurant Ilili. Here are 17 places to stop in for a fancy meal or a quick drink.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More