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Dining & Drinking

The recently opened Call Your Mother is becoming the hottest bagel shop in town for its infamous breakfast sandwiches. Check out more openings below.


Early next year, The Imperial will debut three different spaces in Adams Morgan. The new venue from Jack Rose Dining Saloon owner Bill Thomas will feature a sun-drenching dining room and bar on the main floor, a Dram & Grain cocktail den (expected to open January 2019) on the second floor and a rooftop bar. The Imperial’s menu will include many plant-based options along with seafood, dry-aged steaks and pastas made on-site.

The highly anticipated Conrad Hotel will open in February with a new signature restaurant, Estuary, a creation by James Beard nominees and “Top Chef” alumni, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio. 

Three of DC’s popular culinary industry personalities are teaming up to introduce a new restaurant and bar centered on sustainability and seasonality. Oyster Oyster is the restaurant behind the team of Max Kuller, owner of Estadio; Rob Rubbas, RAMMY Award “Chef of the Year” finalist at Hazel and Adam Bernbach, bar director at Estadio and formerly of 2 Birds 1 Stone.

The popular farm-to-taco joint in Georgetown, Chaia, will introduce its second location on Eye Street NW, right next to Destination DC’s offices. 

A new beach bar and restaurant, Coconut Club, is expected to open in Union Market early next year. Chef Adam Greenberg of Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant will feature a tapas experience and tropical cocktails at his new restaurant.


American Son: Kyirisan’s Tim Ma opened the all-day restaurant, set in DC’s new Eaton Workshop, offering American fair with ingredients influenced by Ma’s background as a second-generation American.

Boqueria: One of DC-native’s favorite tapas restaurants opened its second Barcelona-inspired location on 9th Street, NW with outdoor seating and many new dishes from executive chef Marc Vidal.

 Broccoli Bar: A fusion of fast-casual favorite &pizza and events company Broccoli City has popped up in Shaw. The new restaurant offers unique menu items such as craft soda and cookies from a Milk Bar and &pizza collaboration as well as a “Mad Cheddar” pizza that is comparable to broccoli cheddar soup.

Calabash Tea & Tonic: The sister shop to the Calabash in Shaw has become a popular hangout spot in the NE area with a large outdoor patio curated with medicinal plants and culinary herbs.

I’m Eddie Cano: The Chevy Chase newcomer brings an Italian 60-seat restaurant to Connecticut Ave NW.

Little Beast: The new bistro on Connecticut Avenue NW features daytime fare such as sweet treats, quiches and coffee from local roaster Vigilante and specialty pizzas and entrees made in the wood-burning oven by night.

Magnolia Bakery: The popular New York City sweet shop debuted inside Union Station in September, serving treats from banana pudding to icebox desserts.

Ministry DC: Sisters Elisa and Lourdes Bennaton bring inspiration from their roots in Honduras and Guatemala to their passion of coffee, wine and food.

Officina by Nicholas Stefanelli: The three-story Italian market and eatery opened at The Wharf this fall.

Pappe: The new Indian option in the Logan Circle neighborhood brings options of spicy vindaloo, slow-cooked goat and steamy samosas.

Reverie: Johnny Spero, a veteran of Komi and Minibar by José Andrés in DC, Mugartiz in Spain and Noma in Copenhagen, returned to DC to open the 60-seat modern American restaurant. The restaurant features an a la carte and tasting menu on a pretty cobblestone street in historic Georgetown. It was previewed in April with a pop-up of five-course tasting dinners with drink pairings.

Scotts Restaurant, Bar & Cask Club: Restaurateur Simon Lowe recently opened a new American brassiere in November offering gourmet meats, seafood and salads.

St. Anselm: The Brooklyn steakhouse joined Union Market and features “beefsteak dinners,” allowing guests to gear up in aprons and eat with their hands from large meat platters.

Supreme Core Cider: Washington, DC’s newest cidery will make West Coast style hard apple ciders with craft beer sensibilities. Located near the National Arboretum and blocks from Ivy City, visitors enjoy flights of local ciders made onsite and food trucks.


Cut by Wolfgang Puck: Celebrity-chef Wolfgang Puck introduces a “contemporary twice on the classic steakhouse” inside Georgetown’s Rosewood hotel in spring 2019.

Smokin’ Pig BBQ: The former Kitty’s Saloon on H Street is expected to turn into a BBQ restaurant and bar in 2019.

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