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The 15 Most Exciting New Restaurants to Try Around D.C.

Where to eat right now around the DMV

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A sushi platter from NaRa-Ya
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While the way we interact with restaurants has changed during the COVID-19 crisis, the question Eater writers and editors field the most has not. Friends, family, acquaintances, and randos all want to know, “Where should I eat right now?” That’s where the Eater Heatmap enters the conversation, pointing diners toward the most intriguing or otherwise buzzworthy new restaurants in the D.C. area. This list considers restaurants that have been open for six months or less, dating back to October 2020.

New to the map this month: Las Gemelas Cocina Mexicana, a new coastal Mexican kitchen in La Cosecha market; Imperfecto, for Mediterranean-meets-Latin tasting menus from Seven Reasons chef Enrique Limardo; NaRa-Ya, for colorful sushi and vegan prix fixes at the Wharf; Soul Wingz, leading a new food truck park in Bloomingdale; and Taqueria al Lado in Adams Morgan

Leaving the list: KitchenCray, Leni, Lucky Danger, Pennyroyal, Saya Salteñas

Editor’s note: Every restaurant needs help right now. Don’t forget about neighborhood favorites while chasing the hot new thing. For a list of resources on how to help fight food insecurity in the D.C. area, go here.

D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Donut Run

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6904 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 506-3264
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Since opening in late December, this doughnut shop combining a punk rock attitude, a clear reverence for old-school predecessors, and a vegan approach has drawn long lines to its Takoma neighborhood. Despite the lack of eggs or dairy, its chewy, cloud-light confections offer a platonic ideal of doughnut texture. Customers cue up for flavors ranging from plain glaze, cinnamon-sugar with cake batter, and apple fritters to mango-coconut and French toast.

An overhead shot of light-brown glazed French toast doughnut from Donut Run
An overhead shot of light-brown glazed French toast doughnut from Donut Run
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

2. Martha Dear

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3110 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Mount Pleasant’s basement-level pizza parlor from Tail Up Goat alums Demetri Mechelis and Tara Smith has quickly won attention for sourdough pizzas that weave in Greek flavors. Log into the pizza portal starting at noon from Wednesdays through Sundays to call dibs on a short list of 12-inch pies available for pickup from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. An early best seller is the red “Sausage + Peppers” pie, which gets a kick from Calabrian chiles and spreadable pork ‘nduja to go along with provolone, mozzarella, peppers, and onions. The tight menu also includes playful wine pairings handpicked by Smith and a growing list of Greek starters like spanakopita and baklava.

Martha Dear’s “Sausage + Peppers” sourdough pizza with tomato, mozzarella, onions, peppers, and ‘nduja sausage.
Martha Dear’s “Sausage + Peppers” sourdough pizza with tomato, mozzarella, onions, peppers, and ‘nduja sausage.
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3. Taqueria Al Lado

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1792 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 481-0048
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Osteria al Volo partner Rolando Frias pays tribute to his favorite Mexican street foods with a new roof-less restaurant in Adams Morgan that prides itself on grinding its own masa. Familiar tacos appear alongside triangular masa tetelas. Choose a taco, quesadilla, huarache, or salad ($4, $8, $8, and $12, respectively) with a protein from a list that includes al pastor, lengua, chicken tinga, and others. Frias also leans in to the nation-wide nation-wide birria craze, serving chuck roast braised in a crimson broth and served on a tortilla soaked in the same rich consome.

A large front window airs out the space at Taqueria al Lado Evan Caplan/For Eater D.C.

4. Soul Wingz Food Truck Park

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200 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(800) 484-1844
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A triangular patch of grass off Florida Avenue NW is now a food truck park that includes this option for wings slathered in mumbo sauce, all-day breakfast sandwiches, burritos, French toast platters, Colby mac and cheese, salmon “cakez” with cheese grits and eggs, and more. Daily service runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (and until midnight Friday and Saturday). Walk up or order delivery online.

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5. Mosaico by Arepa Zone

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1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

This food hall stall, located in all-latin La Cosecha market in Northeast, has been dishing out gloriously messy perros calientes — Venezuelan and Colombian hot dogs topped with a range of salsas and fried potato sticks — and loaded steak-and-cheese baguettes since late fall. Now that La Cosecha is close to filling out with vendors, Mosaico generates small lines on the weekend for those items and otheres from parent company Arepa Zone, including arepas, empanadas, and cheesy snacks such as tequeños and bolitas de yuca. La Cosecha has indoor and outdoor seating, and Mosaico offers online ordering for pickup.

A Colombiano dog from Mosaico with fried potato sticks, pineapple sauce, garlic-cilantro sauce, ketchup, and salsa rosada.
A Colombiano dog with fried potato sticks, pineapple sauce, garlic-cilantro sauce, ketchup, and salsa rosada.
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6. Las Gemelas Cocina Mexicana

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1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 866-0550
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In March, the restaurant group behind Espita Mezcaleria opened twin businesses inside La Cosecha’s all-Latin market in Northeast: a high-volume taqueria that grinds its own Mexican blue corn and makes soft-serve with mole negro chocolate sauce, and a more upscale cocina for accomplished chef Rob Aikens to whip up pretty toasts alongside seafood-centric small plates reminiscent of what customers would find at beach resorts in southern Mexico. Cocktails are all $10 to $12, with a few available for $7 as part of a daily happy hour that runs from open to 6 p.m.

A tostado from Las Gemelas with roasted carrot hummus and pickled carrots
A tostado from Las Gemelas with roasted carrot hummus and pickled carrots
Leah Judson/For Las Gemelas
1320 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 717-1166
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Turkish mainstay Ankara has rebranded with a new name and a menu that casts a wide net across the Levantine region with flavors from Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. Early standouts include fried halloumi dressed with pine honey, freekeh tabbouleh, Turkish cacik yogurt dip with mint powder, and slow-cooked lamb confit. A wine list that showcases labels from Palestine, Greece, and Georgia includes an unexpected malbec rosé from Cahors, France, where the grape originated. Go for indoor and outdoor dining across a heated patio. Takeout and delivery are available for a la carte dishes.

Ala’s hot and cold meze sections offer lots of options of vegetarians.
Ala’s hot and cold meze sections offer lots of options of vegetarians.
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8. Menomale NoMa

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33 N St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 216-0630
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The Brookland-based pizzeria behind some of D.C.’s finest Neapolitan-style pies has opened a much-larger location in NoMa, bringing over greatest wood-fired hits and additions like made-to-order pastas, rectangular Roman pies, a gelato stand, and digestifs like limoncello and grappa. Sister deli Salumeria also moved in next-door, selling imported cold cuts, cheeses, olive oils, and Italian wines by the bottle.

The gelato counter inside Menomale’s new Salumeria
Along with a gelato stand, Menomale’s next-door Salumeria sells prepared foods like soppressata and porchetta sandwiches or bake-and-eat lasagnas and eggplant Parmesan.
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9. Bubbie’s Plant Burgers

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1829 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Margaux Riccio and Shaun Sharkey are aiming to become D.C.’s foremost purveyors of meat-free foods with the growing presence of Asian-leaning fast-casual Pow Pow, a wholesale operation called Vertage, and a new Plant Food Lab Incubator in Dupont Circle that houses this burger counter with a Rockabilly motif. Bubbie’s, a former pop-up on H Street, opened in its new home in early January with beet-based patties, Impossible meat burgers, cashew-based cheese, pulled jackfruit barbecue, and fried “chick’n” sandwiches. There’s also soda from Maine Root, a few seltzer options, and La Colombe coffee. Order for takeout or delivery here.

A fried “chick’n” sandwich with agave mustard from Bubbie’s Plant Burgers
A fried “chick’n” sandwich with agave mustard from Bubbie’s Plant Burgers
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10. Pogiboy

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1110 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 681-7516
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Located in the Block’s latest food hall in downtown D.C., this gussied-up fast food project from former Bad Saint chefs Tom Cunanan and Paolo Dungca was predictably packed on its opening weekend in late January. The crew calmly stuffed bags for walk-ins, preorders, and third-party delivery apps with go-cups of gravy, fried chicken seasoned with sour tamarind powder and hot chiles, Filipino-style spaghetti with hot dogs and banana ketchup, straightforward cheeseburgers with locally farmed beef, and other sandwiches and novelties. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pogiboy’s blooming “sam-Pogi-ta” with chile-crab fat mayo
Pogiboy’s blooming “sam-Pogi-ta” with chile-crab fat mayo
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11. Imperfecto

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1124 23rd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 964-1012
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Enrique Limardo, the Venezuelan chef who plates up abstract art pieces out of colorful sauces, gels, and foams, opened a follow-up restaurant to nationally acclaimed Seven Reasons in March. Imperfecto takes his pan-Latin style and blends it with influences from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, resulting in dishes like a ricotta-and-harissa ravioli or foie gras on plantain brioche with soursop compote, Parmesan, and black truffle. There’s an a la carte menu, and a seat at the 10-course chef’s table costs $140. Indoor dining only to start.

12. The Duck and the Peach

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300 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 481-0548
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This fairly straightforward New American restaurant in Eastern Market is the first piece of a three-part complex in Eastern Market overseen by Hollis Silverman, previously the Chief Operating Officer for José Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup. By day, it’s open for Small Planes coffee and pastries like an iced cinnamon roll sprinkled with lemon zest or a crushed tomato toast that can be upgraded with fried eggs and Serrano ham. For dinner, it sells family-style packages of rotisserie chicken (or cauliflower), short ribs, or braised lamb with an apricot-chile reduction and fennel pollen.

13. NaRa-Ya

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88 District Square SW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 301-8145
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This third-floor space overlooking the Potomac River opened for indoor dining in March with a few tasting menus showing off “neo-traditional” Japanese dishes from executive chef Lucas Irwin, a Maui native who decorates plates with lots of bright flowers. Prix fixes include vegan ($75), regular ($89), and “luxury” ($135) menus with upcharges for caviar, truffle, and foie gras upgrades. The theatrical menu and elaborate cocktail list have a maximalist design to match, with seats covered in hot pink leopard print fabric, a bar backsplash of cherry blossoms, and a Versace-themed gold bathroom.

Smoke wafts away from a plate of zuke tuna marinated in dashi, mirin, and soy at NaRa-Ya
Smoke wafts away from a plate of zuke tuna marinated in dashi, mirin, and soy at NaRa-Ya
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14. Moon Rabbit DC

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801 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 878-8566
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The modern Vietnamese restaurant from high-profile D.C. chef Kevin Tien reopened on the Wharf in February after a temporary break during the city’s month-long pause on indoor dining. In a clutch move for people who aren’t dining out but still want to try Tien’s kombu-cured scallop crudo in tom kha broth or grilled prawns with a fiery green chile and condensed milk sauce, Moon Rabbit added a takeout menu on Tock. Customers who are comfortable with limited capacity indoor dining can reserve a table inside the InterContinental Hotel restaurant.

Rabbit-shaped radishes are part of a rabbit’s salad that riffs on tiger salad with a spicy black vinegar dressing and strips of purple kohlrabi
Rabbit-shaped radishes are part of a rabbit’s salad that riffs on tiger salad with a spicy black vinegar dressing and strips of purple kohlrabi
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

15. Ada’s on the River

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3 Pioneer Mill Way
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 638-1400
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Old Town Alexandria’s massive new steak and seafood place boasts 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the Potomac River and a patio with room for 105 people. Chfe Randall J. Matthews and Co. impart char on as much of the menu as possible with a custom wood-burning grill. Veal and pork chops, crab cakes, and swordfish all pass through the flames. Mushroom lasagna and smoked ricotta gnocchi with vegan sausage cater to customers who avoid meat.

The 14-ounce tomahawk veal chop from Ada’s on the River
The 14-ounce tomahawk veal chop from Ada’s on the River
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

1. Donut Run

6904 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
An overhead shot of light-brown glazed French toast doughnut from Donut Run
An overhead shot of light-brown glazed French toast doughnut from Donut Run
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Since opening in late December, this doughnut shop combining a punk rock attitude, a clear reverence for old-school predecessors, and a vegan approach has drawn long lines to its Takoma neighborhood. Despite the lack of eggs or dairy, its chewy, cloud-light confections offer a platonic ideal of doughnut texture. Customers cue up for flavors ranging from plain glaze, cinnamon-sugar with cake batter, and apple fritters to mango-coconut and French toast.

6904 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20012

2. Martha Dear

3110 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Martha Dear’s “Sausage + Peppers” sourdough pizza with tomato, mozzarella, onions, peppers, and ‘nduja sausage.
Martha Dear’s “Sausage + Peppers” sourdough pizza with tomato, mozzarella, onions, peppers, and ‘nduja sausage.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

Mount Pleasant’s basement-level pizza parlor from Tail Up Goat alums Demetri Mechelis and Tara Smith has quickly won attention for sourdough pizzas that weave in Greek flavors. Log into the pizza portal starting at noon from Wednesdays through Sundays to call dibs on a short list of 12-inch pies available for pickup from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. An early best seller is the red “Sausage + Peppers” pie, which gets a kick from Calabrian chiles and spreadable pork ‘nduja to go along with provolone, mozzarella, peppers, and onions. The tight menu also includes playful wine pairings handpicked by Smith and a growing list of Greek starters like spanakopita and baklava.

3110 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. Taqueria Al Lado

1792 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
A large front window airs out the space at Taqueria al Lado Evan Caplan/For Eater D.C.

Osteria al Volo partner Rolando Frias pays tribute to his favorite Mexican street foods with a new roof-less restaurant in Adams Morgan that prides itself on grinding its own masa. Familiar tacos appear alongside triangular masa tetelas. Choose a taco, quesadilla, huarache, or salad ($4, $8, $8, and $12, respectively) with a protein from a list that includes al pastor, lengua, chicken tinga, and others. Frias also leans in to the nation-wide nation-wide birria craze, serving chuck roast braised in a crimson broth and served on a tortilla soaked in the same rich consome.

1792 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Soul Wingz Food Truck Park

200 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

A triangular patch of grass off Florida Avenue NW is now a food truck park that includes this option for wings slathered in mumbo sauce, all-day breakfast sandwiches, burritos, French toast platters, Colby mac and cheese, salmon “cakez” with cheese grits and eggs, and more. Daily service runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (and until midnight Friday and Saturday). Walk up or order delivery online.

200 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Mosaico by Arepa Zone

1280 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
A Colombiano dog from Mosaico with fried potato sticks, pineapple sauce, garlic-cilantro sauce, ketchup, and salsa rosada.
A Colombiano dog with fried potato sticks, pineapple sauce, garlic-cilantro sauce, ketchup, and salsa rosada.
Gabe Hiatt/Eater D.C.

This food hall stall, located in all-latin La Cosecha market in Northeast, has been dishing out gloriously messy perros calientes — Venezuelan and Colombian hot dogs topped with a range of salsas and fried potato sticks — and loaded steak-and-cheese baguettes since late fall. Now that La Cosecha is close to filling out with vendors, Mosaico generates small lines on the weekend for those items and otheres from parent company Arepa Zone, including arepas, empanadas, and cheesy snacks such as tequeños and bolitas de yuca. La Cosecha has indoor and outdoor seating, and Mosaico offers online ordering for pickup.

1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Las Gemelas Cocina Mexicana

1280 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
A tostado from Las Gemelas with roasted carrot hummus and pickled carrots
A tostado from Las Gemelas with roasted carrot hummus and pickled carrots
Leah Judson/For Las Gemelas

In March, the restaurant group behind Espita Mezcaleria opened twin businesses inside La Cosecha’s all-Latin market in Northeast: a high-volume taqueria that grinds its own Mexican blue corn and makes soft-serve with mole negro chocolate sauce, and a more upscale cocina for accomplished chef Rob Aikens to whip up pretty toasts alongside seafood-centric small plates reminiscent of what customers would find at beach resorts in southern Mexico. Cocktails are all $10 to $12, with a few available for $7 as part of a daily happy hour that runs from open to 6 p.m.

1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Ala

1320 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Ala’s hot and cold meze sections offer lots of options of vegetarians.
Ala’s hot and cold meze sections offer lots of options of vegetarians.
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Turkish mainstay Ankara has rebranded with a new name and a menu that casts a wide net across the Levantine region with flavors from Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. Early standouts include fried halloumi dressed with pine honey, freekeh tabbouleh, Turkish cacik yogurt dip with mint powder, and slow-cooked lamb confit. A wine list that showcases labels from Palestine, Greece, and Georgia includes an unexpected malbec rosé from Cahors, France, where the grape originated. Go for indoor and outdoor dining across a heated patio. Takeout and delivery are available for a la carte dishes.

1320 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

8. Menomale NoMa

33 N St NE, Washington, DC 20002
The gelato counter inside Menomale’s new Salumeria
Along with a gelato stand, Menomale’s next-door Salumeria sells prepared foods like soppressata and porchetta sandwiches or bake-and-eat lasagnas and eggplant Parmesan.
Sebastian Restifo/H&R Retail

The Brookland-based pizzeria behind some of D.C.’s finest Neapolitan-style pies has opened a much-larger location in NoMa, bringing over greatest wood-fired hits and additions like made-to-order pastas, rectangular Roman pies, a gelato stand, and digestifs like limoncello and grappa. Sister deli Salumeria also moved in next-door, selling imported cold cuts, cheeses, olive oils, and Italian wines by the bottle.

33 N St NE
Washington, DC 20002

9. Bubbie’s Plant Burgers

1829 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
A fried “chick’n” sandwich with agave mustard from Bubbie’s Plant Burgers
A fried “chick’n” sandwich with agave mustard from Bubbie’s Plant Burgers
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Margaux Riccio and Shaun Sharkey are aiming to become D.C.’s foremost purveyors of meat-free foods with the growing presence of Asian-leaning fast-casual Pow Pow, a wholesale operation called Vertage, and a new Plant Food Lab Incubator in Dupont Circle that houses this burger counter with a Rockabilly motif. Bubbie’s, a former pop-up on H Street, opened in its new home in early January with beet-based patties, Impossible meat burgers, cashew-based cheese, pulled jackfruit barbecue, and fried “chick’n” sandwiches. There’s also soda from Maine Root, a few seltzer options, and La Colombe coffee. Order for takeout or delivery here.

1829 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

10. Pogiboy

1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Pogiboy’s blooming “sam-Pogi-ta” with chile-crab fat mayo
Pogiboy’s blooming “sam-Pogi-ta” with chile-crab fat mayo
Costa Dino Kirkwood/For Pogiboy

Located in the Block’s latest food hall in downtown D.C., this gussied-up fast food project from former Bad Saint chefs Tom Cunanan and Paolo Dungca was predictably packed on its opening weekend in late January. The crew calmly stuffed bags for walk-ins, preorders, and third-party delivery apps with go-cups of gravy, fried chicken seasoned with sour tamarind powder and hot chiles, Filipino-style spaghetti with hot dogs and banana ketchup, straightforward cheeseburgers with locally farmed beef, and other sandwiches and novelties. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

1110 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

11. Imperfecto

1124 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Enrique Limardo, the Venezuelan chef who plates up abstract art pieces out of colorful sauces, gels, and foams, opened a follow-up restaurant to nationally acclaimed Seven Reasons in March. Imperfecto takes his pan-Latin style and blends it with influences from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, resulting in dishes like a ricotta-and-harissa ravioli or foie gras on plantain brioche with soursop compote, Parmesan, and black truffle. There’s an a la carte menu, and a seat at the 10-course chef’s table costs $140. Indoor dining only to start.

1124 23rd St NW
Washington, DC 20037

12. The Duck and the Peach

300 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

This fairly straightforward New American restaurant in Eastern Market is the first piece of a three-part complex in Eastern Market overseen by Hollis Silverman, previously the Chief Operating Officer for José Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup. By day, it’s open for Small Planes coffee and pastries like an iced cinnamon roll sprinkled with lemon zest or a crushed tomato toast that can be upgraded with fried eggs and Serrano ham. For dinner, it sells family-style packages of rotisserie chicken (or cauliflower), short ribs, or braised lamb with an apricot-chile reduction and fennel pollen.

300 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

13. NaRa-Ya

88 District Square SW 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20024
Smoke wafts away from a plate of zuke tuna marinated in dashi, mirin, and soy at NaRa-Ya
Smoke wafts away from a plate of zuke tuna marinated in dashi, mirin, and soy at NaRa-Ya
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

This third-floor space overlooking the Potomac River opened for indoor dining in March with a few tasting menus showing off “neo-traditional” Japanese dishes from executive chef Lucas Irwin, a Maui native who decorates plates with lots of bright flowers. Prix fixes include vegan ($75), regular ($89), and “luxury” ($135) menus with upcharges for caviar, truffle, and foie gras upgrades. The theatrical menu and elaborate cocktail list have a maximalist design to match, with seats covered in hot pink leopard print fabric, a bar backsplash of cherry blossoms, and a Versace-themed gold bathroom.

88 District Square SW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20024

14. Moon Rabbit DC

801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Rabbit-shaped radishes are part of a rabbit’s salad that riffs on tiger salad with a spicy black vinegar dressing and strips of purple kohlrabi
Rabbit-shaped radishes are part of a rabbit’s salad that riffs on tiger salad with a spicy black vinegar dressing and strips of purple kohlrabi
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The modern Vietnamese restaurant from high-profile D.C. chef Kevin Tien reopened on the Wharf in February after a temporary break during the city’s month-long pause on indoor dining. In a clutch move for people who aren’t dining out but still want to try Tien’s kombu-cured scallop crudo in tom kha broth or grilled prawns with a fiery green chile and condensed milk sauce, Moon Rabbit added a takeout menu on Tock. Customers who are comfortable with limited capacity indoor dining can reserve a table inside the InterContinental Hotel restaurant.

801 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024

15. Ada’s on the River

3 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, VA 22314
The 14-ounce tomahawk veal chop from Ada’s on the River
The 14-ounce tomahawk veal chop from Ada’s on the River
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Old Town Alexandria’s massive new steak and seafood place boasts 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the Potomac River and a patio with room for 105 people. Chfe Randall J. Matthews and Co. impart char on as much of the menu as possible with a custom wood-burning grill. Veal and pork chops, crab cakes, and swordfish all pass through the flames. Mushroom lasagna and smoked ricotta gnocchi with vegan sausage cater to customers who avoid meat.

3 Pioneer Mill Way
Alexandria, VA 22314

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