Though the typical tourist might envision Capitol Hill to be a sea of government buildings, it’s a thriving neighborhood community in its own right. The neighborhood, which includes pockets such as Barracks Row, Eastern Market, and Hill East, is a destination for everything from stellar diners to tasting menu-centric restaurants.
New openings include Moorenko’s, a Maryland-based ice cream parlor with a devoted following; Fight Club, a sandwich pop-up shop occupying Beuchert’s Saloon; and Cameo, a buzz-worthy coffee bar located inside the Roost — a 12,500-square-foot food hall that will also bring pizza, tacos, sushi, and a craft beer bar. Capitol Hill has seen its share of heartaches recently. Trusty bar Capitol Lounge and French bistro Montmartre have both called it quits after more than two decades of service. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to add to the uncertainty of restaurants and bars industry, which means right now is the time to support one of these landmark spots.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, 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.Read More