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Where to Eat in Shaw and Mt. Vernon Triangle NOW

A guide to arguably the city's hottest neighborhoods

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Hot new restaurants just keep on opening in Shaw, not to mention adjacent Mt. Vernon Triangle. Several buzzy dining destinations of the moment are currently located in these two nearby neighborhoods. Take a look at this month's edition of the Eater Heat Map, and more than half of the restaurants can be found in that concentrated area.

Big name chefs like Tim Ma, Eric Ziebold and Michael Schlow have all opened restaurants in the area. But besides these chef-driven spots, the neighborhoods have also gotten an injection of culinary diversity. There's also a new Turkish restaurant, a Mexican mezcaleria, vegan Middle Eastern, three pizzerias, and even a bakery.

The rest of 2016 will see several more highly-anticipated restaurants bound for the area including tasting menu-centric The Shaw Bijou, Hazel from Neighborhood Restaurant Group, pintxos-focused Anxo, Haikan from the Daikaya team, Smoked & Stacked by Marjorie Meek-Bradley, the return of The Passenger, and more.

This map lists openings from the past six months. Yet other recent Shaw additions like Kinship from Eric Ziebold, Convivial (Cedric Maupillier's Mintwood Place follow-up), The Dabney by Jeremiah Langhorne, and even Compass Coffee still remain incredibly popular.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. All Purpose

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1250 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
This collaboration between the teams behind Red Hen and Boundary Stone opened last month inside The Colonel building. The pizza-focused restaurant also does antipasti, charcuterie, bruschetta, stuffed meatballs, and sweetbreads. The wine list leans domestic and Italian.

2. Alta Strada/Consoci

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465 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 629-4662
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Michael Schlow recently opened two restaurants under one roof in the City Vista development. First came Italian trattoria Alta Strada offering antipasti, fresh pastas, and thin crust pizzas. His intimate crudo bar Conosci followed a month later. Fresh seafood is the focus, and cocktails are mixed table side from a bar cart.
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3. Buttercream Bakeshop

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1250 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 735-0102
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Also located inside The Colonel building, this shop is an offshoot of Tiffany MacIsaac's successful pastry business. Find breakfast sandwiches, croissant-style pastries, and nostalgic desserts like Nutella HoHos, Fundetti Cookie Cream Pies, and plenty of cakes. There's also coffee from Compass Coffee.

4. Declaration

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807 V St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 386-9200
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PRG Hospitality (the team behind Lincoln and Teddy & The Bully Bar) continue to salute America's presidents with this pizzeria. The big pizza oven cooks up 13 pies that represent each of the original colonies. The restaurant is even 1776 square feet in size in honor of the year the Declaration of Independence was signed.

5. Drift on 7th

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1819 7th St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Chef Ferhat Yalcin has transformed Fishnet into Drift on 7th, and it's complete with a new menu and nautical look. Menu items range from fish and chips to a daily catch, as well as lobster bisque, seafood chowder, and hake tots. Dishes are priced under $20 and tiki drinks have a prominent role on the drink menu.

6. Espita Mezcaleria

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1250 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 621-9695
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D.C. now has a legit mezcal bar thanks to Espita Mezcaleria. Master mezcalier Josh Phillips and his wife Kelly are behind the restaurant focused on the cuisine of Southern Mexico. The menu by executive chef Alexis Samayoa offers moles, sopes, and tacos.

7. Kyirisan

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1924 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 525-2383
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Tim Ma recently opened Kyirisan, his first restaurant in D.C. proper, inside the Shay building in Shaw. It's heavy on Asian flavors fused with French techniques and includes a few favorite dishes from his Virginia restaurants.

8. Metier

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1015 7th St
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 737-7500
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Métier, the fine dining restaurant from Eric Ziebold operating below Kinship, is now serving diners. The American-influenced 36-seat restaurant is serving a tasting menu priced $200 per person for a seven-course dinner (that fee includes service, but not tax or beverages). A la carte beverages are available, as well as wine pairings priced at $100 and $185 per person. The restaurant also has a dress code, encouraging men to wear jackets.
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9. Ottoman Taverna

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425 I St
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 847-0395
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Istanbul native Ilhan Erkek is executive chef at this new restaurant serving Turkish dishes like mezze, flat breads, and kebabs. There's also a unique raki-heavy cocktail menu and plenty of desserts.The design incorporates materials and elements from Turkey, and the open kitchen shows off a charcoal pit and doner grill.

10. Shouk

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655 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 652-1464
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Shouk is the first restaurant for founder Ran Nussbacher.The menu of Middle Eastern-inspired dishes like vegetable or legume-stuffed pitas, salads, and soups is all plant-based. Even the labneh (a Lebanese dairy spread) is made from cashews. They're also serving craft beer, wine, and made-to-order "market sodas."

11. Takoda

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715 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 525-1252
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This restaurant and beer destination from Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund stretches over two levels, including a large enclosed roof deck. Damian Brown has designed a menu serving rosemary parmesan tots, a bacon burger and fried Oreos. There's also plenty of draft beer and whiskey.

12. The Columbia Room

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124 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 316-9396
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The Columbia Room has returned, this time to Blagden Alley. The new location mixes innovative cocktails from head bartender JP Fetherston and co-owners Angie Salame and Derek Brown. The swanky space is separated into a cocktail den, the tasting room, and outdoor punch garden. Also check out the striking Italian mosaic behind the curved wood bar.
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1. All Purpose

1250 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
This collaboration between the teams behind Red Hen and Boundary Stone opened last month inside The Colonel building. The pizza-focused restaurant also does antipasti, charcuterie, bruschetta, stuffed meatballs, and sweetbreads. The wine list leans domestic and Italian.
1250 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Alta Strada/Consoci

465 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Michelle Goldchain
Michael Schlow recently opened two restaurants under one roof in the City Vista development. First came Italian trattoria Alta Strada offering antipasti, fresh pastas, and thin crust pizzas. His intimate crudo bar Conosci followed a month later. Fresh seafood is the focus, and cocktails are mixed table side from a bar cart.
465 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

3. Buttercream Bakeshop

1250 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Also located inside The Colonel building, this shop is an offshoot of Tiffany MacIsaac's successful pastry business. Find breakfast sandwiches, croissant-style pastries, and nostalgic desserts like Nutella HoHos, Fundetti Cookie Cream Pies, and plenty of cakes. There's also coffee from Compass Coffee.
1250 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Declaration

807 V St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
PRG Hospitality (the team behind Lincoln and Teddy & The Bully Bar) continue to salute America's presidents with this pizzeria. The big pizza oven cooks up 13 pies that represent each of the original colonies. The restaurant is even 1776 square feet in size in honor of the year the Declaration of Independence was signed.
807 V St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. Drift on 7th

1819 7th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Chef Ferhat Yalcin has transformed Fishnet into Drift on 7th, and it's complete with a new menu and nautical look. Menu items range from fish and chips to a daily catch, as well as lobster bisque, seafood chowder, and hake tots. Dishes are priced under $20 and tiki drinks have a prominent role on the drink menu.
1819 7th St., NW
Washington, D.C.

6. Espita Mezcaleria

1250 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
D.C. now has a legit mezcal bar thanks to Espita Mezcaleria. Master mezcalier Josh Phillips and his wife Kelly are behind the restaurant focused on the cuisine of Southern Mexico. The menu by executive chef Alexis Samayoa offers moles, sopes, and tacos.
1250 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. Kyirisan

1924 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Tim Ma recently opened Kyirisan, his first restaurant in D.C. proper, inside the Shay building in Shaw. It's heavy on Asian flavors fused with French techniques and includes a few favorite dishes from his Virginia restaurants.
1924 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

8. Metier

1015 7th St, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Métier, the fine dining restaurant from Eric Ziebold operating below Kinship, is now serving diners. The American-influenced 36-seat restaurant is serving a tasting menu priced $200 per person for a seven-course dinner (that fee includes service, but not tax or beverages). A la carte beverages are available, as well as wine pairings priced at $100 and $185 per person. The restaurant also has a dress code, encouraging men to wear jackets.
1015 7th St
Washington, D.C. 20001

9. Ottoman Taverna

425 I St, Washington, D.C. 20001
Istanbul native Ilhan Erkek is executive chef at this new restaurant serving Turkish dishes like mezze, flat breads, and kebabs. There's also a unique raki-heavy cocktail menu and plenty of desserts.The design incorporates materials and elements from Turkey, and the open kitchen shows off a charcoal pit and doner grill.
425 I St
Washington, D.C. 20001

10. Shouk

655 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Shouk is the first restaurant for founder Ran Nussbacher.The menu of Middle Eastern-inspired dishes like vegetable or legume-stuffed pitas, salads, and soups is all plant-based. Even the labneh (a Lebanese dairy spread) is made from cashews. They're also serving craft beer, wine, and made-to-order "market sodas."
655 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

11. Takoda

715 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
This restaurant and beer destination from Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund stretches over two levels, including a large enclosed roof deck. Damian Brown has designed a menu serving rosemary parmesan tots, a bacon burger and fried Oreos. There's also plenty of draft beer and whiskey.
715 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

12. The Columbia Room

124 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Jeff Elkins/Official
The Columbia Room has returned, this time to Blagden Alley. The new location mixes innovative cocktails from head bartender JP Fetherston and co-owners Angie Salame and Derek Brown. The swanky space is separated into a cocktail den, the tasting room, and outdoor punch garden. Also check out the striking Italian mosaic behind the curved wood bar.
124 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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