New restaurants open in D.C. nearly every day, it seems. But sometimes, the addition of a new chef can breathe lots of life and excitement into an existing restaurant as well — or at least mean some serious menu changes. And so it's time to update Eater's New Chef Heatmap. Here's a roundup of some notable restaurants that underwent chef changes in the past six months or so. Consider giving them a revisit.
And keep an eye on others. It's too early to say what kind of impact new chefs will have on, for example, Zest Bistro, Westend Bistro and the W hotel, but all should see some changes over the next several months.
Have you sampled these new chefs' menus? Share your thoughts in the comments below.