- Attman's Deli
- Baby Wale
- Bar di Bari
- Ben's Chili Bowl H Street
- Bistro and Beer Garden in Petworth-- Name to be Determined
- Bolt Burgers
- Casa Luca
- Doi Moi
- Eat The Rich
- Fiola Mare
- Fish Taco
- Gypsy Soul
- Iron Gate
- Jackpot Tavern
- Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
- John Mooney to Open Restaurant in Union Market
- Johnny's Fish Bowl
- Mockingbird Hill
- Newton's Noodles
- Osteria Morini
- Red Apron Butchery
- Restaurant To Be Named - Med Lahlou
- Right Proper Brewing Company
- Rose's Luxury
- Salamander Resort & Spa
- Shut Your Pie Hole
- Taco Bamba
- Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen
- TD Burger
- Teddy & The Bully Bar
- The Elroy
- The Greenhouse Bistro
- The Sushi Bar
- Toro Toro
- Trump Hotel
- Unnamed Gastropub by Garret Fleming
- Unnamed Restaurant from Sherman Golden
- Voila Pastry & Cafe
Now find all that is Coming Soon here. Every delicious deet on every new restaurant gearing up for its grand opening. Remember: If you’ve heard about one about to open and don’t see it here, it’s probably already serving…and you’re missing something delicious! To know for sure, click to Openings.
The St. Regis Hotel; 1923 16 and K Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June 21, 2013The St. Regis will soon be unveiling a new signature restaurant, Decanter. Under the direction of acclaimed Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier, who led the culinary team of the hotel’s former Adour restaurant, the restaurant’s concept will focus upon Rondier’s childhood spent in France along the Mediterranean. Expect the menu to feature dishes inspired by the south of France, Spain, Turkey, and Italy and offer an expansive wine selection. The 74-seat space will be elegantly designed by the Rockwell Group and will include a main dining room, separate dining alcoves, and a semi-private dining room. The St. Regis’ Adour will close on May 31st and breakfast, lunch, and dinner service will be offered at the hotel’s new bar space until Decanter opens on June 21st.
2400 Wisconsin Ave, NW 20007
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June 5, 2013The business group "We are 4 Partners, LLC" plans to open Arcuri in Glover Park this upcoming April. Arcuri will be a casual and lively neighborhood eatery serving up American- Italian cuisine. Expect to see a variety of wood fired brick oven pizzas, antipasti, pasta, and various seasonal dishes using locally sourced fresh ingredients. The space will boast a rustic atmosphere that will be cozy and inviting. Arcuri will be open from Sunday to Thursday 11:00am to 12:00am and on Friday and Saurday from 11:00am to 1:00am.
Bardo Food Pub
1200 Bladensburg Rd, NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early June 2013After leaving the Arlington bar scene in 2008, the ultra-popular and offbeat brewpub Bardo Rodeo is in the works to make a comeback at a new location in NE. Bardo founder and brewer Bill Stewart Jr. plans to resurrect the new Bardo with the same quirkiness the former bar possessed. Expect the new Bardo, with outdoor seating for approximately 250 and indoor seating for 100, to include the same recipes, brewing equipment, and cuisine of microwave nachos and outdoor BBQ grill fare, Stewart says.
The Yards, Washington, DC
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: August 2013Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Birch&Barley/Churchkey, Rustico, Buzz Bakery) will open a new brewery and restaurant in The Yards development near Nationals Park. The space will house a full scale production brewery, a tasting room, a 200+ seat restaurant and a spacious outdoor patio. Megan Parisi, formerly of Cambridge Brewing Company, will be the brewmaster. Known for her innovative brewing techniques, she’ll have access to ingredients in a communal pantry that will be available to book the cooks and the brewers. The kitchen will be overseen by Birch&Barley/ChurchKey executive chef Kyle Bailey.
Co Co. Sala: Union Market
1301 5th Street, NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: mid-June 2013Chocolate lovers rejoice--there will soon be another Co Co. Sala boutique location where you can grab the restaurant's delicious confections! Opening this spring in Union Market, the new space will feature artisanal chocolates, and other items like the restaurant's bacon and hot co co. pops. Also expect the unique candy flavors, like banana ginger and chipotle, Co Co. Sala has become known for, as well as the hot cocolate, to become available.
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2013New York-based chef Michael White and his restaurant group, Altamarea plan to expand its popular Neapolitan Pizzeria in Manhattan to the Lumber Shed pavilion at Yards Park this fall. The pizzeria’s second location will boast a menu that is very similar to the one offered at its East Village location and include many hearty pizza varieties including gluten-free options. Unlike the New York Nicoletta, however, this location will serve its customers at a counter-order kiosk instead of traditional sit-down dining.
Paladar Kitchen and Rum Bar
11333 Woodglen Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: July/ August 2013North Bethesda Market will soon be home to some of the boldest and freshest flavors Latin American cuisine has to offer as Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar prepares to open late this summer. Deriving its name from the Cuban term for small, soulful kitchens ran out of private homes, the eatery will focus on an American interpretation of the flavors of Central and South America and the Latin Caribbean, with special attention given to Cuban food. The 180-seat space will have a clean and sophisticated, yet rustic and warm, style- providing an atmosphere for casual dining and special occasions alike. The lunch and dinner menus will offer a wide range of Latin comfort food including dishes like Cuban Braised Beef Ropa Vieja and Blackened Fish Tacos while the Rum bar will offer more than 50 varieties of rum and other specialty, Latin-influenced cocktails.
6937-6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2013Jeff Black and Chef Danny Wells are planning to bring a modern American, 80-seat restaurant to Takoma Park. Republic plans to include a dining room, two bar areas, a patio, a raw bar, and twice-weekly live entertainment. Black, already the owner of seven different restaurant concepts, describes this new venture as an “offbeat, fun, nothing too serious” spot to dine. Executive Chef and partner Danny Wells, from the area, is eager to serve quality food to the seemingly “underserved” town and source produce and ingredients from the neighboring Takoma Park Farmers Market. Takoma Park residents will have to wait until fall 2013 to wet their palates at this promising new spot.
1212 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information at this timeMore gaming and drinking will be coming to the H Street corridor with the opening of Vendetta Bocce bar & Italian restaurant. At Vendetta, guests will be transported to Italy while enjoying it favorite pastime alongiside some of its favorite dishes and drinks. Executive Chef James A. Figueroa-Perez will be serving up a variety of Italian-inspired small plates, salads, pasta dishes, and desserts. Play on one of the eatery’s two 25-foot indoor courts is limited to adults 21 years of age who have purchased one of Vendetta’s delicious cocktails. Weekly bocce leagues will also take place at th resturant in the future.
Seven Locks Road, Cabin John Shopping Center, Potomac, MD
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June 2013Craving a hot pastrami sandwich piled so high it must be deconstructed before digging in? Fear not DC, Baltimore's beloved delicatessen Attman's will be opening its second location in Potomac come Spring. Since 1915, Attman's has been satisfying customers' needs for quality deli sandwiches with its authentic, sky-high corned beef and rye sandwiches among many other Jewish-style classics. Attman's ensures all of its products are of the best quality; the deli ships kosher-style meat from a top New York City meat purveyor daily, sources specially-made, fresh bread and hot dogs, and makes limitless to-order sandwiches. Its new Cabin John space will be very reminiscent of its Baltimore location and promises to burst with old-school charm and fast-paced service. The 4200 sq foot space will be the biggest in the shopping area and hopes to provide the DC area with hearty dine-in and to-go options as well as catering services. UPDATE: The owner of the famous Attman's, Marc Attman, is now completely gutting and renovating the space. An early summer opening is slated.
1124 9th Street
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June 2013First it was called Velour, then Herringbone...Tom Power of Corduroy restaurant fame has now decided onthe fabric-themed name of "Baby Wale" for the space he purchased right next door to his current restaurant. The new place will have a much more casual vibe with exposed brick, high ceilings and reclaimed wood.. A neighborhood spot with a chalkboard menu, here you'll find simple fare and fun eats - think pizzas, pupusas and Jersey shore hot dogs. The bar will offer an inexpensive selection of wines. With such close proximity to Corduroy, Powers will be able to spend plenty of time in both restaurants.
Bar di Bari
14th and R Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details are available at this timeAaron Gordon plans to bring a new café Bar di Bari on the corner of 14th and R that will serve up espresso during the daytime and small bites at night. Bar di Bari will reflect a new European-style restaurant and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The space will also feature a sidewalk café and a wine bar.
Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street
1001 H Street, NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details are available at this timeThe iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl will be opening its second location on 1001 H Street, NE. Although many of the details for the new location are still under wraps, Chili Bowl fans can expect the two-story eatery to incorporate some traditional aspects of the original location with new ones that stray from what customers have become accustomed to on U Street. The new space will include a more traditional Ben’s Chili Bowl atmosphere and menu on the first floor while the second floor will feature an open kitchen with seating and an open bar with a different menu than that of Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ben’s Next Door.
313 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June 2013Chef Spike Mendelsohn is adding on to his growing restaurant empire. This time, he’ll be tapping into his French cooking background with a steak-frites spot called Bernaise.The new space is on the same block as Good Stuff Eatery, and will occupy about 3,000 square feet.
Bistro and Beer Garden in Petworth– Name to be Determined
3911 Georgia Avenue, NW
PROJECTED OPENING: No new information is available at this timeBlaguard partners, Blaine King, Nic Makris, and Elizabeth Makris, have set their sights on converting a quaint townhouse in Petworth into a fun, neighborhood bistro and beer garden. Although the partners have only recently acquired the location, the bistro plans include a menu that is chef-driven and focused on quality, comfort food and craft beers from Washington- based breweries. With a large amount of construction and planning ahead, the space will not be finished for quite some time but may have a possible opening within the coming year.
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details are available at this timeBolt Burgers has begun planning its first DC location at 1010 MAssachusetts Avenue. The eatery's burgers will feature exciting twists such as spice rubs, homemade relishes, and unique sauces such as Habanero and Cilantro & Lime Mayonnaise. Diners can also expect the menu to boast other tasty fare besides classic burgers as turkey burgers, grilled cheese, and chicken sandwiches will be available. Although an exact opening date is unknown, the company plans on this location being the first of many brought to the DC area.
1099 New York Avenue, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Summer 2013James Beard Award Winning Chef Fabio Trabocchi, of acclaimed Fiola, will open an authentic Italian restaurant this summer, Casa Luca—named after his nine-year-old son who is already following in his father’s culinary footsteps. Casa Luca will pay homage to the traditional cuisine cooked in many homes in the Le Marche region of Italy-- where Trabocchi grew up and learned essential cooking techniques. The menu will feature charcuterie and cheese selections, flatbreads, antipasti, homemade pasta, grilled meats and fish. It will also include rotating daily specials as is customary of traditional Italian osterie. Chef Trabocchi hopes to provide guests with a warm, traditional tavern feel with an approachable beverage program including wine on tap. Expect the restaurant’s décor to incorporate both traditional and modern elements harmoniously.
1401 S Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late Spring/ Early Summer 2013Restaurateur Mark Kuller has annouced plans for a third restaurant, this time with a Southeast Asian-inspired menu. This new restaurant will bring together the same team from both of Kuller's other restaurants,Proof and Estadio. Chef Haidar Karoum will work to develop the menu and Adam Bernbach will help to create plans for a 40-seat cocktail bar. Limited details on the menu include noodle dishes, soups and skewers.
Eat The Rich
1839 7th St., NW
PROJECTED OPENING: August 2013The Shaw neighborhood has even more deliciousness coming its way with the expected opening of Eat The Rich—an oyster bar slated to open next door to Derek Brown’s Mockingbird Hill. The eatery will combine Brown’s winning mixology with Travis Croxton’s award-winning Rappahannock oysters. The 67-seat bar/restaurant will showcase farm-raised Chespeake oysters, local beer, mixed drinks, and cocktails by the pitcher all amidst a background of pumping tavern msic and bare-bones decor.
3050 K Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late 2013Fabio Trabocchi, James Beard award winning chef, will open a new seafood restaurant along the Georgetown waterfront this year. The 9,000 square foot, 130-eat eatery serving up Mediterranean coastal cuisine will feature and outdoor patio with gorgeous views of the Potomac as well as a chic 20-seat bar. The menu will speak to the seafood memories of Trabocchi's youth near the Adratic Coast in Italy’s Le Marche region. It will focus on three main compnonents: a raw bar proviving small, Italian “susci”-style plates, light but rich seafood entrees, and a seafood counter off of which guests may order the day’s freshest catches.
7945 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: July 2012Owners of Bethesda’s Food, Wine & Co. will be opening a casual, seafood eatery, Fish Taco Taqueria, in Cabin John. In addition to the restaurant’s staple fish tacos, the menu will also feature burritos, salads, and rice bowls alongside interesting homemade sauces. Diners will place their orders at a walk-up counter and will be able to enjoy a cold beer by bottle or draft or a margarita with their meals. Expect the 30-seat space to boast reclaimed wood paneling, concrete floors, steel work, and an unfinished ceiling.
1326 W Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June/ July 2013Right next door to his forthcoming Greek restaurant, Kapnos, Mike Isabella will openG, Graffiato’s little sister. Isabella is keeping it all in the family, tapping Graffiato sous chef, Elliot Drew to serve as executive sous chef at G. The 45-seat space will offer traditional Italian sandwiches, soups and salads for lunch seven days a week. Chicken parmesan, veal cutlet, sausage with peppers, and meatballs are some of the sandwich fillers Chef Isabella plans to serve by day. Each evening G will offer a four-course tasting menu for $40. Dinner will include a pre-set menu of antipasti, pasta, choice of meat or fish and dessert.
2910 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Summer 2013Rogue 24 Chef RJ Cooper is bringing Gypsy Soul, a high-end, farm-to-table restaurant, to the Mosaic District this spring. The new space will boast a full bar, three wood-burning grills and a 2,000 square foot rooftop area. The main dining room will seat 140 and offer a different menu than the 70-seat rooftops does. Rogue 24’s Bryan Tetorkais will also lend his talents to help Cooper curate and form the restaurant’s mixology program. Although many plans are still hush-hush, more details will be posted when available.
3911 Georgia Ave, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2013
The owners of Blaguard now have their sights set on the Petworth nieghborhood as their next location for upcoming eatery, Homestead. Homestead will center its menu upon both American and Medterranean cusuine. Guests can expect to taste classic dishes with innovative, global twists. Showcasing the DC food scene, many of the menu items will be sourced directly from local food producers if not among the many dishes made in-house. Although many details about the 175-seat dining room are still in the works, the owners plan to feature a communal-style table as the focal point and offer a social dining option to the growing Petworth neighborhood.
1734 N Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: May 2013
Neighborhood Restaurant Group & Chef Tony Chittum, who currently helms the kitchen at Vermilion restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, will together reopen the doors to the Iron Gate restaurant. At the historic Iron Gate, which will keep its name, Chef Chittum will combine his commitment to local ingredients born out of his Chesapeake Bay upbringing with his early culinary training in Italian cooking, and his more recent exploration of Greek cuisine. Drawing on the farmer relationships he's built over the last 5 years while at Vermilion, Chittum will adhere to the backbone of seasonal Italian and Greek cooking, utilizing the best the products that are available locally, and preparing them using traditional cooking techniques.
726 7th Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2013
Iron Horse Tap Room and Rocket Bar co-owners Curt Large and Geoff Dawson are bringing a new bar to the gallery place scene, Jackpot Tavern. With plans to occupy the space below the upcoming Lime Fresh eatery, the bar will offer seating for 47 and space for 160. Although many details are still under wraps, expect the tavern to serve up light fare, craft beers, and provide live entertainment.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
740 15th Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2013
After the popularity of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab in Chicago and Las Vegas, the folks behind Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab of Miami Beach will be calling DC home to the chain's newest eatery. Drawing from the historic Joe's Stone Crab in Miami, the restaurant will serve up a selection of prime steaks, quality seafood, and signature plates from the original Joe's Stone Crab. Lunch and dinner will be served seven days a week with brunch offered on the weekends.
John Mooney to Open Restaurant in Union Market
1309 5th Street, NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this timeJohn Mooney, 2011 New York Rising Star Sustainability Chef, has announced plans to open a restaurant in Union Market this spring. Mooney’s restaurant will offer a contemporary American menu based upon a philosophy to keep food items closest to their natural form. Expect to see many of the food items sourced from Union Market vendors and his future Union Market rooftop garden- resulting in a seasonal and fresh menu throughout the year.
Johnny’s Fish Bowl
400 North Capitol Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: At this time no details are availableAnn Cashion and John Fulchino have plans for the space now left vacant by Taqueria Nacional (see: Coming Soon). They’ve decided to use the annex to serve up take-away seafood. More details coming soon……
1326 W Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June/July 2013
Tapping into his Greek roots, Chef Mike Isabella has announced plans for a new restaurant, Kapnos (Greek for smoke). Inspired by the dishes of Northern Greece,Isabella will create a menu of spreads, breads, phyllo pies, vegetables and other small plates, including his signature wood-grilled octopus. Dinner will include choices of carvings from whole animals that have been spit-roasted all day, including lamb, goat, duck, chicken, and suckling pig. The 150-seat restaurant will have two wood-fire grills with five rotating spits each and a small wood oven for flat breads. There will also be a chef’s table for 10 with a front-and-center view of the spits, and the opportunity to pre-order a whole spit-roasted animal for the table.George Pagonis will be chef de cuisine and his brother, Nicholas Pagonis will serve as general manager. Nicholas is currently a manager at Graffiato andGeorge formerly worked under Chef Isabella as a sous chef at Zaytinya. Taha Ismail, who currently oversees the cocktail program at Graffiato, will also serve as head mixologist for Kapnos.
Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5355 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late 2013
Chef and restaurateur Bryan Voltaggio is bringing another one of his popular Frederick restaurants to Chevy Chase Pavilion with the addition of Lunchbox later this year. The sandwich shop features a wide variety of moderately priced, crowd-pleasing sandwiches that range from a simple grilled cheese to pork shoulder sandwich with pickled cabbage and cilantro. The 30-seat space will serve lunch only and will allow diners to dine-in or order take-out.
3720 14 St, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details at this timeMerid Admassu, owner of The Raven grill, Kevin Peron, and Jessica Kleinman of Cafe Saint Ex are teaming up together to open Lyman’s—a hip bar in NW. Lyman’s will occupy the space of a former Laundromat next to Red Derby and plans to seat 70 in its indoor/outdoor space. The tavern will feature a 20-seat heated, outdoor patio with a retractable roof, live entertainment, two pinball tables, and indoor/outdoor bar areas.
1351 H Street, NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late 2013What would happen if Toki Underground and DURKL had a baby? Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground and Will Sharp of DURKL have signed a lease forMaketto, a joint venture coming to the DC retail scene. The new collaboration will will bring a curated fashion and culinary boutique to the Atlas District. Inspired by international markets,Maketto will offer several unique retail experiences ranging from fine dining to more casual gourmet snacks and cocktails, to various food stalls that will feature delicacies inspired by Asian night markets including Chinese donuts, Shanghai steamed dumplings, barbeque pork buns, and even on-site roasted coffee.
1843 7th Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Spring 2013One of DC's premier cocktail gurus, Dan Brown, will be bringing his latest project, Mockingbird Hill to the Shaw neighborhood this spring. Brown, of The Passenger, The Columbia Room, and HOGO describes the upcoming eatery as a spot for patrons to enjoy some delicious cocktails while nibbling on Spanish-influenced cuisine. The stars of the show will be Sherry and Ham-- both the fortified wine and ham selections such as jamon serrano and Iberico will be available in many varieties in the 40-seat bar.
1129 20 Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: May 2013Chef at Newton’s Table, Dennis Friedman, will open a fast-casual concept dining spot called Newton’s Noodles that focuses on one of Newton’s Tables star dishes—Fuzu Noodles. Fuzu Noodles is a dish that is rich in flavors consisting of rice noodles served alongside snow peas, carrots, sesame seeds, shallots, chicken, shrimp, and a myriad of other ingredients. In addition to the staple noodle, Newton’s Noodles will also offer soba noodles and other non-noodle centric dishes. Describing the new concept as “an Asian Chipotle”, patrons will choose from different proteins, spices, and vegetables to customize their own meals. The space will begin construction shortly and will hold 76 patrons in addition to seating available on its rooftop terrace.
Lumber Shed Development
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Summer 2013Chef/restaurateur Michael White has announced plans to open his first DC restaurant in the Lumber Shed Development near Nationals Stadium. With locations in NYC and NJ, this will be the third outpost of Osteria Morini. It will follow a similar menu and style (casual Italian) as the other spots with a nod to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy by featuring prosciutto, parmiganio and balsamic vinegars. White was awarded Best Chef in New York by James Beard Foundation.
Red Apron Butchery
709 D Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE (Penn Quarter): early July 2013
The Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Vermilion, Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Buzz Bakery, etc.) announced their plans to open a stand-alone location to showcase Nathan Anda’s popular sausages, hot dogs, half-smokes and more. NRG owner Michael Babin has put into motion a commissary at 550 Penn Street, NE where Anda and his team will butcher whole animals and smoke, ferment and/or cure them into finished products for the retail shop/restaurant. The space will sell the finished prooducts along with fresh cuts of beef, pork and lamb (and even offal). Anda, who has been selling his Red Apron products at area farmer's markets, will develop small menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Restaurant To Be Named – Med Lahlou
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information at this time.Restaurateur Med Lahlou (Stoney's, Tunnicliff's Tavern, Ulah Bistro, Bullfeathers, Station 4) has announced plans to open an Italian restaurant in the 14th Street corridor. Details on the menu have not yet been released; however, Station 4 Chef Orlando Amaro will assist with the development of the menu.
Right Proper Brewing Company
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details at this timeRight Proper Brewing Company plans to open its doors as a DC-based brewpub focused on serving fresh beer and well-made, locally grown food in a comfortable tavern setting. Differing from many DC production breweries focusing on standard-style ales, Right Proper hopes to bring a fresh concept to the DC brewery scene serving food alongside artisanal ales and lagers with creative flare made possible by it’s small-scale production facilities.
717 8th Street, SE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late Summer 2013Maryland-native Chef Aaron Silverman, formerly of NYC’s Aldea and MomoFuku Noodle Bar, plans to open Rose’s Luxury in Barracks Row this spring. The restaurant will serve up modern-American cuisine offered a la carte for diners sitting at the bar and as a prixe fixe menu for those seated in the dining room. At $46 per person, diners will have a choice of one item from each of the menu’s sections (warm dishes, cold dishes, pasta, other goods) and one selection from its meat section intended for the table to split family-style. Diners can expect to taste inventive dishes and interesting flavor combinations such as popcorn soup, pasta with strawberry sauce, and caramelized cauliflower with Greek yogurt. The restaurant's innovation also translates into its design as the two-story space will feature an enclosed garden with a pond and overhead skylights.
Salamander Resort & Spa
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: August 2013Set on 340 acres amid Virginia’s famed horse country and lush vineyards,Salamander Resort & Spa is a 168-room luxury resort slated to open next summer. Owner Sheila C. Johnson founded Salamander Resorts & Hotels in 2005. Designed to blend into its natural environment and replicate the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside, Salamander Resort & Spa features luxurious rooms and suites inspired by renowned designer Thomas Pheasant. The resort will offer Virginia Piedmont-inspired dining overseen by Chef Todd Gray, a dedicated cooking studio, wine bar and culinary garden. Plans also include a 23,000-square-foot lavish spa and unique “treehouse” treatment rooms, a full-service equestrian center with a 22-stall stable and practice ring. The resort is positioned at the center of Virginia’s emerging wine country – with over 20 wineries located within a 30-minute drive. The resort will also feature 12,000 square feet of conference and event facilities, including a 5,000-square-foot grand ballroom and a restored 100-year-old Stallion Barn.
Shut Your Pie Hole
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information at this time.First cupcakes…now pies. Shut Your Pie Hole is the reincarnation of the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Company which was an historic pie shop in Georgetown in the late 1800s. Hoping to return this family legacy to DC, great-great grandson Mike Copperthite is currently looking for a location for Shut Your Pie Hole in Georgetown with hopes of bringing the legendary pies back to the area.
1250 Connecticut Ave., NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this timeRestaurant company The One Group will be bringing its 8th STK location to Dupont, hopefully much to the delight of DC’s female diners- its target demographic. Decsribed as a “modern steakhouse geared toward females”, STK aims to please its female diners with a sleek décor, vibe, and menu. The menu, of course centred around varying sizes and cuts of steak, will also feature seafood, salads, and health-concious, shareable sides. When opened, the restaurant promises to be "not your daddy's steakhouse".
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late May 2013Victor Albisu, most recently of BLTSteak, will open a new taqueria in Falls Church. The small shop will offer a menu of wallet-friendly tacos with unique fillings like sweetbreads and tongue. Many of the meats he’ll use will come from the market his mother owns, Plaza Latina, located just down the block.
Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen
Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: June 2013After two decades of service, Market Street Bar & Grill at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA will be replaced by Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen. Looking to stir up the hotel's restaurant scene, Tavern 64 will serve as an upscale tavern and gathering place for both hotel guest and Reston residents. The eatery's menu will focus upon regionally grown, local food served up in classic American and Southern-style dishes. The dishes will be affordable and approachable while maintaining high quality and flavor. Tavern 64 will also be a very "beverage-forward place", according to Hyatt's Food and Beverage Director Ross Virando, with a wide variety of craft cocktails, beer, and wine. Expect the 168-seat space to boast a "living room" feel complete with plenty of organic materials, natural woods, and handmade pottery.
250 K Street, NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: At this time no new information is availableTimothy Dean, former Top Chef contestant, plans to open his second location of TD Burger this April on K Street. Expect the menu to be similar to the original one in that it will feature burgers, Neapolitan-style pizzas, sandwiches, and milkshakes. The space will also include a full-service bar.
Teddy & The Bully Bar
1200 19th Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: May 27, 2013PRG Hospitality has announced a new restaurant concept in DC, Teddy and The Bully Bar, which will pay tribute to President Theodore Roosevelt. The new concept aims to capture the essence of Roosevelt’s exuberant personality and range of interests including his “cowboy” persona. PRG Hospitality, co-founded by Melvyn J. Estrin and restaurateur Alan G. Popovsky have plans to start a chain of presidential-themed restaurants, centered around historical figures and events. The menu at Teddy and The Bully Bar is small plate based, and reflects Theodore Roosevelt’s love for simple foods. Wild game will be woven intothe menu including bison, venison, rabbit and tender bbq Florida frogs legs. The menu will be headed by Executive Chef Michael Hartzer. Master mixologist, John Hogan(also creator of sister restaurant Lincoln’s bar program) has been tasked with creating distinct cocktail program to compliment the cuisine. Local popartist/interior designer Maggie O’Neill of O’Neill Studios will design the 8000 square foot.
1423 H Street, NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this timeAlthough many details of the upcoming Elroy, aptly named after a Jetsons character, are under wraps, patrons can expect this H Street spot to have a futuristic feel. Karl Graham, a partner at Beach Bar, will open this new space as a "nice little neighborhood bar where you come and people know your name." The two-floor bar will have feature a variety of unique glasses and offer a limited menu of 5-10 plates.
The Greenhouse Bistro
2030 M Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: July 2013As Hudson sets to shutter it’s doors, a new restaurant is ready to call the empty space home. The Greenhouse Bistro – from the team behind Barcode and Fujimar – will be an Italian-themed spot with late-night hours. Look for a menu of sandwiches, pizzas and pastas, as well as a weekend brunch.
The Sushi Bar
2312 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this time
The team behind Pork Barrel BBQ and Holy Cow will now be bringing a third eatery to the Del Ray neighborhood with an upcoming, adult-only sushi bar. The sushi bar, which will be distinguished by a single yet-to-be determined Japanese character is making headlines with its 18-and-over policy. Partner Mike Anderson says the eatery will “be smaller, more upscale” and will not allow children under 18 as “adults have said they need a place, too.” In addition to the new space’s wide variety of sushi offerings, diners can also expect to have over 20 different varieties of sake at their disposal.
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information at this timeChef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval, whose other area concepts include Masa 14, El Centro, and Zengo, has plans to bring Toro Toro to DC at some point next year. Toro Tori in Dubai was recently voted Dubai’s best new restaurant so expect to see much of the wildly successful restaurant’s style and flavors replicated here. Toro Toro will serve pan-Latin cuisine and focus its menu around the bold favors of South and Central American food. The menu will include a steak component with the churrascaria, also. With a lounge area also in the works, guest will be able to have a formal, sit-down dinner downstairs then end the night in the upstairs lounge area with refreshing capirinhas and margaritas. Although there is no designated space for the concept currently, Sandoval hopes to open Toro Toro in a roughly 13,000 square-foot space nest year.
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2016The one-and-only Donald Trump submitted a proposal to turn the historic Old Post Office pavilion into a luxe hotel with 250 rooms, conference facilities, a spa and restaurants .... and ... it was approved. There are still a few government hoops to jump through, however construction could begin as early as 2014. The Trump Organization plans to preserve the historic property’s integrity while giving the interior a full makeover. Plans are to make the DC location on par with the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Unnamed Gastropub by Garret Fleming
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late September/ Early October 2013
The Pig’s garret Fleming has plans to open his own gastropub this fall that will highlight foraged ingredients and be located in an unknown but “edgy” DC neighborhood. Although many of the gastropub’s details are under wraps, the 40-45 seat space will feature 18 menu items that will change daily and focus on using the best, quality ingredients to ensure the best, quality flavors. Fleming and business partner, Brian Pereira, plan to host two pop-up dinners in June to showcase the tastes and future outlook of their upcoming spot.
Unnamed Restaurant from Sherman Golden
1316 Ninth St, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this time
Head bartender at Maple, Sherman Golden, plans to open his first restaurant in the Shaw neighborhood this coming spring. The unnamed restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner service and will include 75 seats, a semi-open kitchen, and room for private events or banquets. Although the restaurant’s chef remains under wraps, the menu will be of contemporary American style, change seasonally, and be sourced locally. As for the bar menu, Golden plans to offer a variety of wines, 12 beers on tap, and a vast amount of cocktails for guests to enjoy. Also, expect Maple architect, Eric Gronning, to design the new restaurant with “modern industrial” style.