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New DC Restaurants - the definitive (?) list


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New DC Restaurants - the definitive (?) list

firstbitedc | Oct 8, 2012 06:14 PM

With a group of fellow food lovers, I've been trying to sample every new restaurant in DC (places opening now or opened in the last few months). It is a daunting task; literally every day, some new project or opening is announced. Although many of these places won't survive, I truly think this is a golden age of dining in DC.

I hope this list will be of use to anyone looking for something new and different. And if you see anything I've missed, want to add some details, or are excited about anything in particular, please jump in!


NAME (cuisine)
ADDRESS (neighborhood)

**Newly Opened**

Cusbah (Indian/Pakistani)
1128 H St. NE (H ST NE)

Crios ("Modern Mexican")
2120 P St. NW (DuPont)

Mayfair & Pine (British)
2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW (Glover Park)

Del Frisco's Grille (American)
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Downtown)

A Bar (Cocktails + upscale small plates and flatbreads)
2500 Pennsylvania Avenue (Foggy Bottom)

Pacifico Cantina (Mexican)
518 8th St SE (Capitol Hill)

Le Grenier (French bistro)
502 H Street, NE (H ST NE)

H & Pizza (Pizza)
1118 H St NE (H St NE)

Bandolero (Mexican - new place from Mika Isabella (Graffioto))
3241 M St. NW (G'town)

El Chucho Cocina Superior (Mexican)
3313 11th St NW (Petworth)

Tanad Thai (Thai)
4912 Wisconsin Ave. NW

District Taco (Mexican)
1309 F St NW (Downtown)

Izakaya Seki (Japanese)
1117 V ST NW (U St.)

Hank's Oyster Bar/Edy Bar (Seafood/Cocktails)
633 Pennsylvania Ave SE (Capitol Hill)

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro (American)
2404 Wisconsin Ave NW (Glover Park)

The Pinch (Sandwiches/burgers/brunch)
3548 14th St NW (Columbia Heights)

The Coupe (Diner/small plates/coffee/cocktails - by the Tryst crew)
3415 11th St NW (Petworth)

Tacos El Chilango (Tacos)
1119 V St. NW (U Street)

Sakuramen (Ramen)
2441 18th Street Northwest (Adams Morgan)

Chicken & Rice (Indian takeout/delivery)
813 H St NE (H St NE)
No Website

Maddy's Tap Room ("Texican")
1100 13th St NW (Downtown)

Drafting Tabe (Gastropub)
1529 14th St NW (Logan Cirlce)


Mystery (no name yet)
On 9th, at M

Farmers Fishers Bakers (American/seafood)
3000 K St NW (G'Town)

Cause: The Philanthropub (Bar food?)
1926 9th st nw (U Street)

Nooshi Sushi
524 8th Street, SE, 2nd Floor (Capitol Hill)

Tash (Kebabs?)
524 8th Street, SE, 1st Floor (Capitol Hill)

Ambar (Serbian)
523 8th Street SE (Capitol Hill)

Bernaise (French? - Spike Mendelson's sit down place)
313 Pennsylvania Ave SE (Capitol Hill)

Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar
644 H St. NE (H St. NE)

Po Boy Jim (New Orleans sandwiches)
709 H St NE (H St NE)

Costa Brava (Tapas/lounge)
1837 1st St. NW (Bloomingdale)

TableDC (American bistro?)
9th & N NW (Shaw)

Aroi (Thai/sushi?)

The Greenhouse Bistro (Italian Bistro)
2030 M St NW (West End - taking over Hudson space)

Birch & Barley offshoot (No name, Chicken & Donut shop)
South of Dupont Circle, in the old Yola space

Parc Deux (French Bistro)
14th and Q St NW (Logan Circle)

Black Whiskey (Japanese whiskey, "contemporary bar food" - by Kushi owner)
1410 14th St. NW (Logan Circle)

Mandalay (Burmese - offshoot of Silver Spring place)
9th and P NW (Shaw)

Woodward Table (Regional)
1430 H St NW (Downtown)

Daikaya (Noodles and Japanese pub food)
705 6th Street NW (Chinatown)

Range (Meats, coffee bar, wine bar - Brian Voltaggio of Volt)
5335 Wisconsin Avenue (Chevy Chase)

Thaaja Indian Food Bar
1335 2nd Street NE (NoMa)

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