COMING SOON

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.

 
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Ambar

2901 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early October 2016

A third location of the popular Balkan concept, Ambar, is scheduled to open this fall in the heart of Clarendon. This will be the second Ambar location in the United States with a third sister restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia. The new Ambar in Clarendon is a 3,600-square foot restaurant, which will serve dishes from the Balkan Peninsula with a modern twist. Serbian natives Ivan Iricanin and Mihailo Subotic developed the menu with the help of Executive Chef Chris Hawkins.
 
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Tredici

2033 M Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: October 2016

Partners Laurence Saul, Greg Dodge & Jay Overcash of Zavino Hospitality Group in partnership with Pennsylvania-based REIT Hersha Hospitality Trust are opening Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel this fall. Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, the new restaurant is part of a 16-week overhaul of The St. Gregory Hotel’s lobby, restaurant, bar and patio, totaling 7,000-square feet. Tredici will showcase a collection of dishes from the Mediterranean Sea. Much like the original Center City Philadelphia location, the menu at Tredici will pull from various regions along the Mediterranean coastline such as Italy, Greece and the Middle East. Carlos Aparicio will serve as executive chef.
 
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Unnamed Restaurant by Chef K.N. Vinod

The Wharf; SW Waterfront

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: fall 2017

Chef K.N. Vinod of Indique, along with business partner Surfy Rahman, is opening an Indian restaurant at the Wharf,  DC's up-and-coming dining destination. The upscale casual eatery will focus on the cuisine of southern India. The 2,700 square foot space will seat around 75 diners.
 
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Bethesda Chocolates

8003 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Information

A chocolate-lover's dream is coming to Bethesda, appropriately named Bethesda Chocolates. The concept comes from owner Heather Giuli, who learned chocolate-making while working for Trafton’s Chocolates in Virginia Beach. The artisan chocolate shop will serve hand-rolled truffles, molded chocolates with fillings, caramel apples with pecans, espresso and coffee.
 
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HalfSmoke

651 Florida Avenue NW; 202.330.6395

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: October 4, 2016

HalfSmoke, a quick-service sausage restaurant and bar, is opening in Shaw later this summer. At HalfSmoke, customers will go down an assembly line, choose from a variety of sausages and their base: the traditional sandwich, a salad, a grain bowl or a flatbread. The 4,000-square-foot space will feature a bar, a cozy lounge area, and outdoor patio, unlike many other fast-casual joints.
 
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Nobu

2501 M Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2017

Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's famed sushi chain is coming to the District. Nobu, a collaboration of Matsuhisa, actor Robert DeNiro, and former hollywood producer Meir Teper, has more than 30 locations around the world. The menu features traditional sushi, but also offers Matsuhisa's fusion cuisine. The space will feature sushi and cocktail bars, a main dining room, two private dining rooms and a patio overlooking Rock Creek Park.
 
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Northside 10

10 East Glebe Road, Alexandria, VA

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: November 2016

The owners of Southside 815 in Alexandria are opening their newest eatery, Northside 10, in the Del Ray area. The restaurant's menu will be Southern-inspired and will share some of the favorites from the Southside 815 menu: pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, fried chicken, fresh seafood and salads.
 
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Praline Bakery

2985 District Avenue, Suite 140, Fairfax, VA

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: winter 2016

Chefs Patrick Musel and Susan Limb of Praline Bakery are opening a second location. Along with Allison Bolin, they will be bringing their Praline Bakery to Virginia’s Mosaic District later this summer. The bakery will feature Praline’s signature breakfast pastries, cookies, Parisian macarons, cakes, tarts, pound cakes, celebration cakes, breads, and pastries, all created and baked onsite. There will be indoor and outdoor seating where patrons can enjoy the bakery’s freshly baked goods as well as a variety of daily sandwiches, breads, quiches, and salads available to eat in or take out.
 
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Service Bar DC

926-928 U Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early October 2016

Glendon Hartley and Chad Spangler, veterans of DC's bar and restaurant scene, have plans to open a neighborhood hangout: Service Bar DC. The bar will be value and service driven with a wide selection of cocktails and food.  It will feature an all day happy hour, fried chicken based bar menu, and snug room where specialty group cocktails (5-6 people) will be served.
 
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Unnamed Marketplace by Chef Jose Garces

1270 4th St NE

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2018

Philadelphia-based chef Jose Garces' plans to open a Latin American-themed food hall. The marketplace will showcase the "best in Latin cuisine and culture including food stalls and provision shops curated by Garces along with his own celebrated dining concepts," according to developer EDENS.
 
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Village Whiskey

20 N Street, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early 2017

In 2017, Jose Garces will  be opening a DC location of the Philly-based Village Whiskey. Located on Blagden alley in the Shaw neighborhood, Village Whiskey will offer an expansive variety of whiskies, served neat or as craft cocktails as well as gourmet American bar food including its signature foie-gras burger. The space will be 4,459 square feet- about four times the size as the original location near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.
 
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1230 DC

1230 9th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: October 2016

Chef Malik Hall is bringing a contemporary French/American restaurant and lounge to DC. 1230 DC's menu will include signature dishes like oyster rockefeller, monkfish, and fried chicken. The restaurant will also feature a fresh raw bar for diners to enjoy seasonal clams, oysters, and shrimp. The interior will boast industrial brasserie touches; brick walls, pressed tin ceilings, wood paneling, leather banquettes, and polished brass elements.
 
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Abunai Poke

1920 L Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Oahu native Akina Harada is opening a brick-and-mortar spinoff of her Hawaiian food truck, Abunai. The spinoff, Abunai Poke, will serve both signature and customizable poke bowls; varieties of raw fish plus sauces and toppings over rice or salad.
 
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Addie’s Restaurant

12435 Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2016

Black Restaurant Group is set to re-open Addie's in the upcoming Park Potomac Development later this summer. Chef/owners Barbara and Jeff Black opened the original Addie’s in 1995. Named after Jeff Black’s grandmother, Addie’s operated in a small converted house on Rockville Pike for 18 years. When the restaurant closed in November 2013, Jeff Black intended to re-open it as soon as he found the right space. Many of Addie’s old favorites will find a place on the new menu, along with some vegan options. The 4,000 square foot space will boast both indoor and outdoor dining areas. The new Addie’s will also feature a full raw bar and cocktail bar. BRG has tapped Philadelphia based BoxWood Architects for the design.
 
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All-Purpose: Navy Yard

79 Potomac Avenue SE

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Summer 2017

The owners behind newly opened All-Purpose already have their sights set on a second location. They second eatery will be housed in a slightly larger space at the Dock79 development in Navy Yard, and will feature a small takeout shop that will serve rectangular Sicilian-style pizza to go. The menu at the Navy Yard location will be similar to the original's in Shaw, with a range of hot and cold antipasti and pizza.  
 
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Ari’s Diner

Hecht Warehouse Development: Ivy City

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: November 2016

Ari Gejdenson is opening his very own American diner, aptly named Ari's Diner, in the new Hecht Warehouse development in Ivy city. In typical diner fashion, patrons will be able to sit at the 16-seat counter and enjoy a cup of coffee accompanied by eggs and other diner fare. The space will also serve as the site of Mindful Restaurants’ first training school.
 
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Arroz

901 Massachusetts Avenue NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early 2017

Chef and restauranteur Mike Isabella plans to open a new eatery called Arroz at the Marriott Marquis downtown. The Spanish restaurant will serve cuisines of Valencia, Andalusia and Portugal, with a menu featuring tapas, paella and family-style dishes. The large space will seat 250 guests.
 
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Cathal Armstrong’s unnamed restaurant

The Wharf development, SW DC

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2018

Cathal Armstrong, of Restaurant Eve, now has his sights set on DC for a future Asian restaurant concept. Although the eatery won't open for another few years, Cathal has signed a letter of intent that outlines his plans to open shop at the mixed-use Wharf development on the Southwest Waterfront. The restaurant is expected to serve Filipino, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese food: all potentially offered as four separate menus.  
 
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Colada Shop

1405 T Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: October 2016

Juan Coronado of Barmini and ThinkFoodGroup and food and beverage consultant Daniella Senior are teaming up to open Colada Shop, a Cuban cafe in DC. Colada Shop will be an homage to ventanitas, Cuban cafes widespread throughout Miami. The cafe will serve an assortment of coffee, snacks, sandwiches, and cocktails. The small 22-seat space will be open early mornings into the evenings.  
 
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Community

7700 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD

PROJECTED OPENING: late October 2016

Mark Bucher, founder of BGR The Burger Joint and Medium Rare, is opening Community, a “down home” diner, in the ground floor of the new 7700 Norfolk Avenue building in downtown Bethesda. In addition to breakfast all day and endless coffee, customers will also enjoy a walk-up window for coffee and donuts. 25 cents from each window purchase will be donated to Bethesda charities.  
 
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Cotton & Reed

1330 Fifth Street NE; Union Market

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Information

Co-founders Reed Walker and Jordan Cotton are bringing a rum distillery to Union Market. Cotton & Reed will offer up a variety of signature rums, with cocktails crafted by veteran bartender Lukas B. Smith. The rustic and industrial space will host an intimate tasting room and bar area. Cocktails and tours will be offered Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm – 9pm.
 
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Del Mar

The Wharf; SW Waterfront

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2017

James Beard Award-winning chef Fabio Trabocchi and wife Maria will serve up seafood dishes inspired by the seaside Spanish town of Mallorca at their newest concept, Del Mar. Housed in the up-and-coming Wharf development, the two level 11,500 square-foot restaurant will boast waterfront views. The name comes from Maria's middle name, Del Mar, which translates to "of the sea."
 
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Dock 2

Hecht Warehouse Development: Ivy City

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Restaurateur and chef Ari Gejdenson of Mindful Restaurant Group has announced that he'll open three new restaurants in the Hecht Warehouse development in Ivy City. One of these concepts is Dock 2. Dock 2 will be a place where soccer fans can drink and dine while catching their pick of soccer games from around the globe. The space will feature a bar and comfy lounge. Stay tuned for more info.  
 
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Farmers & Distillers

600 Massachusetts Avenue NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: mid November 2016

Farmers Restaurant Group, the management company for Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers will be expanding into downtown DC with a new dining concept, Farmers & Distillers, in the fall of 2016. Farmers & Distillers will be open every day, serving up fresh, delicious food & drink for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch.  The menu, which is still in development, will pay homage to the history of the neighborhood, the stories of the immigrant entrepreneurs from the area, and the spirit of George Washington. With a bright spotlight focused on America’s original entrepreneur and distiller, George Washington, the highly anticipated on-site distillery is sure to be one of the highlights of this new venture.
 
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Gravitas

1401 Okie Street NE

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: December 2016

A new Modern American restaurant, Gravitas, is coming to Ivy City. The creation of Chef Matt Baker, Gravitas will source seasonal products from local farms, highlighting the resources of the Chesapeake and surrounding areas. Every week, the restaurant will create two different 4-course menus, a Chef's Tasting Menu, and a Vegan/Vegetarian tasting Menu.  Gravitas will also have a special Sunday Suppers and Brunch Menu, with each menu containing local or small-production food and beverages from the Mid-Atlantic.  
 
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Hank’s On The Water

The Wharf; SW Waterfront

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2017

Chef Jamie Leeds is bringing a spin on her popular DC eatery Hank's Oyster Bar to the riverside with Hank's On The Water. The restaurant will offer simple seafood fare with large and small plates for sharing. The space will be the largest of Hanks' locations yet, with seating for 120 indoors and an additional 60 outside.
 
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Isabella Eatery

2001 International Drive, McLean, VA

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Summer 2017

Mike Isabella is taking over 41,000 square feet at Tysons Galleria for his 10-concept food emporium. Isabella Eatery will house new and existing Isabella restaurants, from casual to fine-dining. Sister restaurants of existing Isabella concepts include Pepita, Yona, and Graffito. The new concepts being brought to the eatery include Arroz, Octagon Bar, Requin Raw Bar, Kapnos Marketta, Non-Fiction Coffee, Retro Creamery, and Trim: Arroz, the first Spanish concept from MIC, will showcase a menu of tapas, paella and cured meats. The Octagon Bar will overhang the Mall’s lower level and serve an extensive list of prohibition-style classic cocktails. Requin Raw Bar will serve a variety of oysters, seafood cocktails and crab cakes along with a selection of Champagnes and white wines. Caviar and cured fish will also be available for retail purchase. Kapnos Marketa will offer house-made Greek staples and spit-roasted meat for take-home dining only. Non-Fiction Coffee will feature beans from artisan roasters in a casual, lounge-like environment. Non-Fiction will also serve sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries and fresh juices. Retro Creamery will be a modern take on ice cream parlors and soda shops of the 1950s. Trim will be an upscale, full-service enclosed restaurant will feature a menu of Mediterranean small plates and grill favorites. Since this space will function like a traditional restaurant in an enclosed dining space, guests will not have access to the full Isabella Eatery menu. The emporium, designed by Streetsense, will encompass a large portion of the mall's 3rd floor. Each concept will have it's own distinct theme.
 
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Kirwan’s

The Wharf; SW Waterfront

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2017

Ireland native Mark Kirwan is bringing some of his home country's charm to the Wharf with his waterfront pub, Kirwan's. Kirwan’s will serve a traditional Irish menu. The charming pub will boast an exciting environment with live Irish music.
 
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Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly

Rockville, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

An eatery highlighting Filipino cuisine is coming to Rockville: Kuya Ja's Lechon Belly. The restaurant is holding carryout pop-ups at Gwenie's Desserts every Saturday and Sunday while they search for a location in Maryland. The cuisine will have a huge emphasis on lechon belly, a Filipino staple, with other Filipino dishes to be included in the menu.
 
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La Limena

1093 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: November 2016

Emma Perez, owner of La Limena in Rockville's Ritchie Center, is planning to open a second location of the popular Peruvian restaurant come fall. Just like the original La Limena, the new restaurant will house a charcoal rotisserie and will serve both Peruvian and Cuban dishes. However, the new location will have much more space than the original; the restaurant is expected to seat 138 patrons, with an additional 50 seats on the patio.
 
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La Puerta Verde

 401 New York Avenue NE

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Restaurateur and chef Ari Gejdenson of Mindful Restaurant Group plans to open a Mexican restaurant, La Puerta Verde, in the near future. La Puerta Verde promises to go "beyond typical nachos and burritos." The menu will serve authentic Mexican cuisine representing a variety of regions and highlighting their native ingredients. Stay tuned for more information.
 
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La Vie

The Wharf Development

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late fall 2017

La Vie, a new French Riviera inspired concept by Social Restaurant Group owners Mike Bramson and Naeem Mohd, is set to open at The Wharf in late-fall 2017. The 9,800-square-foot restaurant will boast a private 5,000 square foot rooftop events and private dining space, along with a 1,100-square-foot waterfront terrace. The beverage program at La Vie will focus on a menu of coastal-inspired cocktails and rosé wines, Champagne, house-made sodas, hand selected craft beers, and an infused beer and shandy menu. The menu will feature seafood towers, a comprehensive moules frites program, sweet and savory tartines, and a selection of brioche burgers, such as a butter-poached lobster, Moroccan-spiced lamb, and shrimp avocado burgers. A selection of communal offerings will also be available.  
 
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LeTena

3100 14th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late Fall 2016

A new fast-casual Ethiopian eatery is coming to 14th Street: LeTena. LeTena will serve a variety tips, stews, salads and other Ethiopian specialties. Dishes may be served with injera in traditional Ethiopian fashion, or wrapped, with bread or rice. The space will include a 30-seat dining room and a 20-seat coffee area where baristas will serve a variety of specialty coffees, teas, and pastries.  
 
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Lupo Verde: Palisades

4814 MacArthur Boulevard NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: October 2016

The team behind Lupo Verde on 14th Street plans to open up a second location of the restaurant in the Palisades. The new spot, just a block away from Jeff Black’s Blacksalt and the newly opened 7th Hill Palisades pizza restaurant,  may add “osteria” to its name but it will still be called Lupo Verde and will still bring the 14th Street restaurant’s signature homemade pastas, along with an expanded menu of entrees including steak, and chef Domenico Apollaro’s porchetta to diners.
 
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Marble Alley

Adams Morgan

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late Fall 2016

Trevor Frye, the previous beverage director of Jack Rose Dining Saloon, is launching a new upscale bar concept: Marble Alley. The name is a reference to the notorious DC slum known as Murder Bay, which became home to such expensive brothels that it gained the nickname "Marble Alley."
 
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MGM National Harbor

165 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International family, MGM National Harbor is slated to open in late 2016 on the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The 24-story, 308-room resort is expected to feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space featuring slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with 3,000 transformable seats; 18,000 square feet of high-end branded retail; 27,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local and national chefs. Those chefs include José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson and brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, who have signed on to open restaurants at the Prince George's County development.
 
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Nicoletta Pizzeria

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Information

New 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.  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.
 
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Ocean Prime

1341 G Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: October 2016

A modern American restaurant and lounge, Ocean Prime, will open its 13th location nationwide in late Summer 2016. Serving lunch Monday through Friday and dinner nightly, Ocean Prime will offer guests prime seafood, steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wine. Spanning 9,644 square feet, the restaurant will seat approximately 280 guests and feature private dining rooms to accommodate more intimate gatherings and celebrations.
 
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On Rye

740 6th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: December 2016

On Rye, the Jewish deli with a stand at Nats Park, will open a brick and mortar location later this year. On Rye’s menu will focus on traditional Jewish sandwiches and other deli-style favorites using fresh ingredients and modern, more health-conscious cooking techniques; signature items include a classic Rueben, using sous-vide Wagyu corned beef to reduce the salt content without sacrificing flavor. On Rye will also offer a selection of egg creams, sodas and hot and cold brew coffee alongside a curated list of wine and local beers.
 
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Pamplona

3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Social Restaurant Group, the team behind Provision 14 and the Prospect, will bring a taste of Spain to Arlington with the opening of their newest concept Pamplona, a Spanish pintxos and sangria bar and restaurant. Pamplona will occupy a 3,600 square foot space and an 800 square foot patio overlooking Clarendon Boulevard. The beverage program will be created by Chad Spangler and Glendon Hartley of the Menehune Group, with a large focus on masterfully prepared Sangria, Spanish wines and cocktails. Executive Chef James Martin helms the kitchen with cuisine that will include creative Basque classics like Serrano Ham with Olive Oil Ice Cream and Heirloom Tomato Tartare with Mojama, thinly shaved, Mediterranean salt-cured tuna. The menu will also feature a selection of paellas for guests to choose from such as a chorizo, duck confit & morcilla-based or calamari and squid ink-based varieties.  
 
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Plateau

900 16th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: March 2017

The restaurateur behind Alba Osteria and L'Hommage Bistro Français, Hakan Ilhan, is opening a new French-American eatery near the White House. The concept will serve French bistro classics like steak frites, onion soup and croque madame, along with fine-dining fare. The 147-seat space will boast warm tones and wood detailing in keeping in line with an "old school French look."  
 
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Potomac Distilling Company

The Wharf; SW Waterfront

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: September 2017

Along with a slew of new restaurants, a rum distillery and tiki bar is joining the lineup at the soon-to-come Wharf development: Potomac Distilling Company. Mixologist Todd Thrasher will be concocting creative, hand-crafted cocktails at the distillery and two-story tavern.
 
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Rappahannock Oyster Bar

The Wharf; SW Waterfront

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2017

Cousins Travis and Ryan Croxton are bringing their famed oysters from Virginia’s Rappahannock River to the Wharf development. With Rappahannock Oyster Bar, the cousins carry on their family tradition; the Croxton's have farmed oysters since 1899. Fittingly, the Rappahannock Oyster Bar will occupy the restored historic oyster shed (circa 1912) building at the Municipal Fish Market. Along with a selection of shellfish, the oyster bar will serve a line up of small plate offerings, wines, craft beers, and unique cocktails.
 
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Requin

The Wharf; SW Waterfront

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2017

Top Chef alumnae, and close friends, Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella have announced plans to open a joint concept, Requin, at the Wharf in D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront redevelopment. Occupying The Wharf development’s only freestanding restaurant, Requin, which is French for shark, will be home to a dramatic modern dining room serving a seafood-heavy menu informed by the Mediterranean coast of France. In addition to coastal French cuisine, Requin will feature the largest wine program of any Mike Isabella Concepts restaurant. The 4,000 square-foot, one-story space will be enclosed with glass walls and highlighted by steel beams and concrete accents that recall the classical stonework of the French Riviera. Requin will be located on The Wharf’s main boardwalk with direct elevator access to the development’s parking garage and feature a patio that will more than double the restaurant’s seating during warm weather months. During patio season, the building’s glass walls will raise, creating a semi-open air environment inside the restaurant. Requin will operate a pop-up in the Mosaic District this fall that will be open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday, and feature dishes like grilled or a la plancha whole fish, wood-fired shellfish and seafood roasts, dry aged, bone-in ribeye and a classic cheese cart.
 
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Rooster & Owl

Location To Be Determined

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2017

A new fine-dining concept is coming to the DC area: Rooster & Owl. The menu, crafted by award-winning chef and owner Yuan Tang, will focus on seasonal, vegetable-focused cuisine with small plates meant to be mixed or shared. Rooster & Owl aims for patrons to experience fine-dining in a comfortable, social environment. In the mean time, Rooster & Owl will be hosting full-scale pop ups at various locations.
 
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Sfoglina

4445 Connecticut Avenue NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late November 2016

James Beard Award-winning chef Fabio Trabocchi and Maria Trabocchi are opening Sfoglina, a neighborhood italian restaurant, later in the Fall of 2016. The restaurant will occupy 2,800 square feet with around 1,000 square feet of exterior patio. The menu will be centered on pasta, but Sfoglina will also serve antipasti and salads, salumi and cheeses, meat and fish entrees, and desserts. The restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The restaurant will also produce fresh pasta and sauces/condiments for retail purchase, as well as offer carry out.  
 
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Slipstream: Navy Yard

82 I Street SE

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: To Be Determined

A second location of popular coffee shop Slipstream is coming to Navy Yard. Slipstream will serve coffee and alcoholic beverages alongside a menu of rotating dishes.
 
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SLS Lux Hotel

5th & I Streets NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2019

An SLS-branded hotel will be opening in DC come 2019. SLS, the creation of Sam Nazarian and designer Philippe Starck, operates a large portfolio of luxury, design-focused hotels in Las Vegas, California, Miami and the Bahamas. The 198-room SLS Lux Hotel will have high-end dining, although details about the restaurant's specifics are not available at this time.  
 
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Smoke’s Poutinerie

Maryland & DC

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Toronto-based Smoke's Poutinerie is planning to expand to the Washington area. Imperial Restaurant Group executive Raj Rana is expanding the franchise first to college campuses in the Maryland area, and later on in DC. The restaurant focuses on poutine; a Quebec classic. Smoke's menu will boast a variety of traditional, unique, and customizable poutine, from chili-cheesesteak to vegetarian options.  
 
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Sugar Shack Donuts: Shaw

1932 9th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2016

Sugar Shack Donuts has plans to open their first DC location in Shaw. Originating in Richmond, Sugar Shack now has locations throughout Virginia. The shop hand rolls and hand cuts their donuts in small batches, made from primarily locally sourced ingredients. Sugar Shack also offers fresh pastries, cheesecakes, biscuits, rolls, and coffee roasted on site.
 
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Sushi Gakyu

1420 New York Ave NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Yoshi Ota, executive sushi chef at Yuzu in Bethesda, will open a new eatery, Sushi Gakyu, in downtown DC. The restaurant will serve traditional and modern sushi, sashimi, and varieties of Japanese fish dishes. The space will seat 67, with an additional 24 seats outside.
 
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Swing’s

640 14th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Swing's owner Mark Warmuth plans to open another location on 14th Street. The new coffee shop will sell a selection of signature beverages, espresso drinks, and iced coffee, along with an assortment of pastries from local bakeries. The 17-seat space will also offer WiFi.
 
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Takoma Beverage Company

6917 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Early 2017

A new cafe is coming to Takoma Park: Takoma Beverage Company. The cafe will serve hand-crafted coffee and tea, breakfast sandwiches and pastries, alongside with beer, wine, cocktails and small plates.  The 30-seat space will include a large bar and and open kitchen, plus an outdoor patio. Tacoma Beverage Company will be open Sunday - Thursday from 7am - 10pm, and Friday - Saturday from 7am to 12am.
 
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Ten Tigers Parlour

3815 Georgia Avenue NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2016

The owners of Chez Billy Sud are opening up a new concept in the space that formerly housed their French bistro style restaurant: Ten Tigers Parlour. The new restaurant will be styled as a Victorian Era/Asian-styled neighborhood bar that serves dim sum, dumplings and small salads, in addition to offering a coffee bar in the mornings. The upstairs space will be used for DJ music events, and possibly yoga and dance classes.
 
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TenPenh

7900 Westpark Boulevard, Tyson's Corner, VA

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: mid November 2016

TenPenh, named for its original address at 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue that closed in 2011, is revitalizing with a new Virginia location come fall. Like the original, the new TenPenh will serve old Asian-Inspired favorites like Chef Jeff Tunks' Red Thai Curry Shrimp, Chinese-Style Smoked Lobster, and Whole Crispy Fish.
 
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The Bird

1337 11th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: October 2016

A restaurant all about, you guessed it, bird, is coming to Shaw. From the owners of The Pig, The Bird will specialize in poultry dishes, showcasing vegetables & poultry from local producers with a menu that will change seasonally. The poultry will range from chicken & capon, duck, quail, turkey, squab, grouse, goose and ostrich. The bar will feature craft cocktails, regional & international beers, and wines from eco-conscious producers. The 100-seat restaurant will include a sidewalk café and summer garden for outdoor seating. The Bird will serve weekend brunch, dinner, as well as an early evening bar menu daily.
 
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The Collection at Chevy Chase & The Chevy Chase Center

Chevy Chase, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2017

The shopping centers on Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase are getting a food-fueled makeover. Both The Collection at Chevy Chase and The Chevy Chase Center will be getting more modern looking storefronts and are bringing in new restaurant tenants. More details to come.
 
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The Drop

1342 14th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Fall 2016

Chef Bart Vandaele will soon be opening his newest venture, The Drop. The new restaurant will be located "a drop" below his restaurant, B Too. The Drop stands for every drop of sauce, every pinch of herbs, as the main ingredient to a new take on an old-fashioned gourmet menu. The menu reflects Chef Bart’s 18 years in America (during which he became a US citizen) and his admiration for great American cuisine. The casual space will include a bar with lounge chairs and couches, which will play a central role in the new concept with a cocktail program evolving around specialty gins and bourbons.
 
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The Line DC

1780 Columbia Road NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early 2017

New York City-based Sydell Group is moving forward with $10 million plans to build a new full-service hotel in the heart of Adams Morgan.  The 110-year-old First Church of Christ, along with a planned 7-story addition, will be converted into a 220-room hotel complete with a 10,500-square-foot dining space, 10,000-square-feet of meeting an event space, and a 12,000-square-foot spa and fitness area. The hotel will feature restaurants from from Maketto chef Erik Bruner-Yang and Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde, and are slated to be housed in the historic First Church of Christ building on the property, which dates back to 1912.
 
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The Red Bandana

8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: November 1, 2016

The Red Bandana will open their first brick and mortar location this November. The bakery and cafe will serve an assortment of gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, low-fat and low-sugar baked goods, alongside coffee, tea, and healthy breakfast and lunch dishes. The cafe will be open Monday–Thursday 7am - 4pm, Friday 7am - 6pm, and Saturday–Sunday 8am - 5pm.
 
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The Shaw Bijou

1544 9th Street NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: November 1, 2016

Chef and owner Kwame Onwuachi, a Top Chef competitor from the show's latest season, will soon be bringing new eatery The Shaw Bijou to the Shaw neighborhood. The 30-seat venue will feature a refined yet approachable concept, offering a globally-inspired multi-course dinner tasting menu. Along with tours of the kitchen and interactive tableside preparation and plating, guests can expect a dry-aged Wagyu program, house-made charcuterie and unique beverage pairings.  Inside, The Shaw Bijou will feature walls of exposed brick and stunning architectural details original to the building blending seamlessly with handcrafted pieces by nationally acclaimed woodworker Caleb Woodard, including free-form dishes, custom tables with sloping serpentine bases, massive 8-foot tall doors at the entrance and a one-of-a-kind bar for the upstairs private lounge. The second-floor members-only bar area will have 50 seats and serve vintage and rare liquors collected from across the globe.
 
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True Food Kitchen: Bethesda

7100 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: February 2017

Bethesda, MD will soon be home to the newest True Food Kitchen in Washington Property Company's latest upscale apartment development, Solaire Bethesda. Upon opening in 2016, Solaire Bethesda’s street-level retail space will be occupied by the sophisticated dining concept based on the principles of best-selling healthy living author Dr. Andrew Weil. The 6,400 square foot True Food Kitchen in Bethesda will be the second in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; the first opened just recently in the Mosaic District of Fairfax, VA.  True Food Kitchen serves up healthy fare based off of popular food trends as well as the anti-inflammatory diet that includes plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
 
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True Respite Brewing Company

Location TBD

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2017

True Respite Brewing Company has its sight set on Bethesda for the location of their upcoing brewery.  Although the founders Brendan and Bailey O’Leary and Evan Partridge have not yet secured a location for the building due to legal obstacles, the plans for the brewery are already set in motion.The space will be about 10,000 square feet, with much of that dedicated to taproom and patio space, where people can sip beers and relax. The brewery itself would be a 20-barrel two-story system capable of producing about 3,000 barrels of beer per year. They plan to offer varieties like a Belgian white, rye IPA, stout and a pale ale; as well as seasonal brews.
 
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Unnamed Cafe + Butcher Shop from Black Restaurant Group

4885 MacArthur Boulevard NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early 2017

Black Restaurant Group, the company behind Pearl Dive and Republic, has plans to open a combination coffee shop, cafe, and butcher shop in the Palisades neighborhood near sister restaurant BlackSalt. The concept will be housed in the space formerly occupied by jewelry design firm Ann Hand. More details to come.
 
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Wahlburgers

One Dupont Circle NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late 2016

Wahlburgers, the burger concept owned by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, will open its first DC location at One Dupont Circle later this year. The restaurant's chef inspired menu offers a variety of fresh burgers, housemade condiments, crispy haddock, seared chicken and vegetarian options. Other signature items include Mom’s Sloppy Joe, thin crispy onion rings, tater tots and thick creamy frappes and floats. The 6,500 square-foot space will be adorned with Wahlburgers’ signature green décor and will feature both a fast casual counter and full-service dining room with an expansive bar and outdoor patio. A retail section will showcase branded Wahlburgers t-shirts, hats, drinkware and more.  
 
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Wet Dog Tavern

2100 Vermont Ave., NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No information is available at this time

The now-vacant building at 2100 Vermont Ave., NW, by 9:30 Club, will soon be home to Wet Dog Tavern. The tavern is slated to serve up casual, American fare amidst live entertainment including occasional DJs and live bands. The space is expected to offer seating for up to 200 including sidewalk, cafe seating for 30, a summer garden with backyard seating for 70, and a rooftop patio with seating for 30.