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Give These New Lunch Destinations a Try

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Sandwiches from a celebrity chef. New locations of expanding chains. Pop-up specialty lunches. No matter what the lunch customer is looking for, D.C. has something new to offer. Particularly if it involves pizza. Here are more than 20 new places to consider for lunch, whether it be new restaurants or those who have revamped their mid-day offerings. And there are more on the way — look for lunch service from Rural Society and GRK coming soon as well.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Water & Wall

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3811 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
Water & Wall's new pop-up Chinese lunch, dedicated to chef Tim Ma's Uncle Paul, will serve reinvented takes on Chinese favorites like kung pao chicken and dumplings. It runs through the summer.

2. Lunchbox

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5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20015
Bryan Voltaggio is bringing soups, salads and sandwiches to Chevy Chase. Look for new spins on fried fish and banh mi sandwiches, plus some fun salads (kale spiked with parmesan granola, anyone?).

3. America Eats Tavern

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1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102
The lunch and dinner menus are the same at this reinvented restaurant, located within the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Find out how Jose Andres reinvents dishes like mac and cheese and hush puppies here.

4. Willie T's Lobster Shack

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1511 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC, D.C.
(202) 332-3690
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This new addition to Dupont Circle focuses on lobster and other seafood rolls.

5. GCDC

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1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20006
(202) 393-4232
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Lunch is the time to try one of the epic grilled cheese sandwiches at this location (at night, it turns into more of a wine bar).

6. STK - Washington D.C.

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1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
Lunch just started at this restaurant. They've got a la carte options like steak sandwiches and a lobster cobb salad, plus two different prix fixe menus priced at $29 or $45 per person with multiple courses.

7. Boqueria

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1837 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(202) 558-9545
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Boqueria introduced a new tapas lunch a couple months ago. On weekdays, guests can choose three menu items (including drinks) for $14, whether they be Spanish meatballs or tomato bread.

8. The Gryphon

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1337 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(703) 509-4444
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The Gryphon recently reinvented itself as a Raw Meat Bar and Social House. Their new lunch has raw bar items, lobster gnocchi, a veal breast sandwich and more. For $13.50, guests can get a half sandwich and either fries or a salad.

9. City Burger

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This Bethesda restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, serving up burgers, hot dogs and sides. They recently added several new menu items, including a pastrami-topped burger.

10. Pizza Parts & Service

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1320 H St NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20002
Grab a slice at this pizza parlor, operated by the Taylor Gourmet team on H Street. There are also garlic knots.

11. Taylor Gourmet

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4000 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 940-3690
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Ballston residents and workers now get to learn what these hoagie purveyors are all about.

12. Soi 38

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2101 L St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20037
Thai street food items dominate this restaurant's lunch menu.

13. Po Boy Jim

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709 H St NE
Washington DC, D.C.
This new Cajun addition to H Street specializes in the iconic New Orleans sandwiches.

14. Custom Fuel

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1335 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 387-3835
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This fast casual pizza place from the Fuel Pizza guys just opened its third location.

15. &pizza

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1005 E St NW Washington
Washington DC, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-5056
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Feels like a new location of this fast-casual pizza chain opens every week. The latest is in Penn Quarter.

16. Bergami's

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2350 Washington Pl NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20018
(202) 269-0300
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Pizza (even one with a cauliflower crust) is the focus of this Northeast joint, which serves customers all day (including breakfast).

17. Nando's Peri-Peri

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4231 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20016
Tenleytown is the latest outpost of this chicken chain, located where the original Armand's used to be.

18. Cafe Deluxe

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2200 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20037
Comfort food is the focus of this chain, which just opened in Foggy Bottom. Lunch brings burgers, flatbreads and dishes like chicken pot pie.

19. Soupergirl

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1829 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(202) 733-4401
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Pull up to the window of the new M Street location and enjoy a vegan soup for lunch.

20. Z-Sandwich

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4321 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 966-1990
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Want something healthier than a burger? Try the adjoining Z-Sandwich, from the Z-Burger team, which specializes in salads and cold cuts.

21. ShopHouse Kitchen

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710 7th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001
(202) 821-1246
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ShopHouse, the Asian spinoff of Chipotle, just opened its Chinatown location (now with kale).

22. Anthem

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901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001
The Hot Shoppes-inspired Anthem within this new hotel is serving up classic dishes during lunch hours. The hotel's sports bar, High Velocity, is also open for lunch.

23. Protein Bar

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925 17th St.
Washington DC, D.C.
This low carb chain has several locations in D.C. and the latest just opened near K Street.

1. Water & Wall

3811 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Water & Wall's new pop-up Chinese lunch, dedicated to chef Tim Ma's Uncle Paul, will serve reinvented takes on Chinese favorites like kung pao chicken and dumplings. It runs through the summer.
3811 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203

2. Lunchbox

5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20015
Bryan Voltaggio is bringing soups, salads and sandwiches to Chevy Chase. Look for new spins on fried fish and banh mi sandwiches, plus some fun salads (kale spiked with parmesan granola, anyone?).
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20015

3. America Eats Tavern

1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102
The lunch and dinner menus are the same at this reinvented restaurant, located within the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Find out how Jose Andres reinvents dishes like mac and cheese and hush puppies here.
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

4. Willie T's Lobster Shack

1511 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC, D.C.
This new addition to Dupont Circle focuses on lobster and other seafood rolls.
1511 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC, D.C.

5. GCDC

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20006
Lunch is the time to try one of the epic grilled cheese sandwiches at this location (at night, it turns into more of a wine bar).
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20006

6. STK - Washington D.C.

1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
Lunch just started at this restaurant. They've got a la carte options like steak sandwiches and a lobster cobb salad, plus two different prix fixe menus priced at $29 or $45 per person with multiple courses.
1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

7. Boqueria

1837 M St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
Boqueria introduced a new tapas lunch a couple months ago. On weekdays, guests can choose three menu items (including drinks) for $14, whether they be Spanish meatballs or tomato bread.
1837 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

8. The Gryphon

1337 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
The Gryphon recently reinvented itself as a Raw Meat Bar and Social House. Their new lunch has raw bar items, lobster gnocchi, a veal breast sandwich and more. For $13.50, guests can get a half sandwich and either fries or a salad.
1337 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

9. City Burger

7015 Wisconsin Ave., Maryland 20815
This Bethesda restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, serving up burgers, hot dogs and sides. They recently added several new menu items, including a pastrami-topped burger.

10. Pizza Parts & Service

1320 H St NE, Washington DC, D.C. 20002
Grab a slice at this pizza parlor, operated by the Taylor Gourmet team on H Street. There are also garlic knots.
1320 H St NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20002

11. Taylor Gourmet

4000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203
Ballston residents and workers now get to learn what these hoagie purveyors are all about.
4000 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203

12. Soi 38

2101 L St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20037
Thai street food items dominate this restaurant's lunch menu.
2101 L St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20037

13. Po Boy Jim

709 H St NE, Washington DC, D.C.
This new Cajun addition to H Street specializes in the iconic New Orleans sandwiches.
709 H St NE
Washington DC, D.C.

14. Custom Fuel

1335 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20009
This fast casual pizza place from the Fuel Pizza guys just opened its third location.
1335 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009

15. &pizza

1005 E St NW Washington, Washington DC, D.C. 20004
Feels like a new location of this fast-casual pizza chain opens every week. The latest is in Penn Quarter.
1005 E St NW Washington
Washington DC, D.C. 20004

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16. Bergami's

2350 Washington Pl NE, Washington DC, D.C. 20018
Pizza (even one with a cauliflower crust) is the focus of this Northeast joint, which serves customers all day (including breakfast).
2350 Washington Pl NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20018

17. Nando's Peri-Peri

4231 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20016
Tenleytown is the latest outpost of this chicken chain, located where the original Armand's used to be.
4231 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20016

18. Cafe Deluxe

2200 M St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20037
Comfort food is the focus of this chain, which just opened in Foggy Bottom. Lunch brings burgers, flatbreads and dishes like chicken pot pie.
2200 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20037

19. Soupergirl

1829 M St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
Pull up to the window of the new M Street location and enjoy a vegan soup for lunch.
1829 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

20. Z-Sandwich

4321 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
Want something healthier than a burger? Try the adjoining Z-Sandwich, from the Z-Burger team, which specializes in salads and cold cuts.
4321 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016

21. ShopHouse Kitchen

710 7th St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20001
ShopHouse, the Asian spinoff of Chipotle, just opened its Chinatown location (now with kale).
710 7th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001

22. Anthem

901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20001
The Hot Shoppes-inspired Anthem within this new hotel is serving up classic dishes during lunch hours. The hotel's sports bar, High Velocity, is also open for lunch.
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001

23. Protein Bar

925 17th St., Washington DC, D.C.
This low carb chain has several locations in D.C. and the latest just opened near K Street.
925 17th St.
Washington DC, D.C.

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