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Rise Bakery

2409 18th Street, NW


Michael Koritko, inspired by his 2005 diagnosis of Celiac disease, will soon open D.C.'s first 100% gluten-free bakery in Adams Morgan. Head Pastry Chef Mollie Bird, fromrely a pastry sous chef at The Source, will work alongside Jaimie Mertz, of the Red Bandana gluten-free bakery in Bethesda to create a delicious vairiety of treats that skimp on gluten, but not on flavor. Instead of using wheat-based flour to create their goods, Rise will use nut, tapioca, rice, and coconut flours in their cupcakes, muffins, tarts, cookies, pies, pop-tarts, and cakes.  The bakery will also offer dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly food items, Ceremony Coffee, and sandwiches made with gluten-free bread.

WIllie T’s Lobster Shack

1511 Connecticut Avenue, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details are available at this time

As made apparent by new storefront signage, Willie T's Lobster Shack will soon open a location in Dupont Circle. Although many of the details are under wraps, it will occupy the former Marvelous Market space, next to Kramerbooks. Check back for updates.  

Beau Thai: Shaw (relocation)

7th and P Street, NW


In fall of 2014, Beau Thai plans to open its beloved restaurant in a new Shaw location.  The eatery will occupy a 3,135 square-foot space at 7th and P Streets, NW, in Jefferson MarketPlace- a luxury apartment and retail development scheduled to open in late 2014. The new location will be about three times the size of the original Beau Thai and will feature an expansive dining room, a large kitchen, bar area, and outdoor seating. Beau Thai Shaw will serve the same fresh, authentic Thai cuisine that it has become known for as well as many local and craft beers (including several on draught), an expanded craft cocktail list, and a variety of wine options. Beau Thai Shaw will continue to operate its existing restaurant at 1700 New Jersey Avenue, NW until its move.
Brasserie Beck opening in former O’Donnell’s Sea Grill space

Brasserie Beck

311 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD


Robert Wiedmaier will soon be expanding his restaurant domain into Gaithersburg as Brasserie Beck is slated to open in the former O’ Donnell’s Sea Grill space early next year.  Wiedmaier’s Brasserie Beck, which already has a McPherson Square location, pays homage to the chef’s Belgian roots as it aims to serve guests casual, affordable European fare in the “brasserie” style of serving food from day into night.  Diners can expect the menu to feature oysters from the raw bar, moules and frites, and the classic Belgian staple of Beef Carbonnade or Crispy Skate Wing.  The bar program is also sure to have a comprehensive list of Belgian beers on tap and by the bottle.

Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen

3126-3128 12th St., NE


The owner of The Pug, Tony Tomelden, will be opening a new eatery, Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen, in NE.  Although many details are still under wraps, expect the restaurant to serve up classic American comfort foods and dishes such as pork chops, crab cake sliders, and paninis.  An extensive bar menu will also be offered.

City Burger

7015 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD


The folks behind Food, Wine, and Co. and Fish Taco have teamed up with Chef Michael Harr to bring Open City Burger to Bethesda this spring.  The upcoming eatery is slated to be a family friendly, casual burger spot that will feature natural, antibiotic-free burgers, hot dogs, fries and milkshakes. Check back for more details as they become available.

Compass Rose

1346 T Street, Northwest


Rose Previte and NPR's David Greene will soon be bringing Compass Rose to the Logan Circle area.  The tavern will serve globally inspired foods, wines, beers, and liquors in the row house that formerly housed café Collage.  Greene, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition”, and wife Previte have spent much of their marriage traveling the globe and hope to share the flavors of the over 30 countries they have visited through the eatery’s street food-inspired menu.  Chef John Paul Damato will head the kitchen at  the cozy, 2,000 square-foot space. Damato previously worked as Executive Chef at ThinkFoodGroup, worked alongside Jose Andres, and at Restaurant Nora. 

Crane & Turtle

828 Upshur St, Northwest


Paul Ruppert and the team from Room 11 will soon be opening up a new restaurant called Crane & Turtle. The name is derived from a Japanese Fable representing mutual support and friendship, which has personal significance to the restaurant's chef, Makoto Hammamura, also of Petworth Citizen. Nick Pimentel has designed the eatery- a moderately sized space with room for 23 inside and 20 outside. Crane & Turtle will incorporate both Japanese and French cooking styles and offer a wide variety of seafood, and the beverage team will focus on wine, ciders and craft beer. 

DBGB Bar & Kitchen

City Center DC

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: mid-2014 opening

Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud has officially announced his long-time rumored plans to open a restaurant in DC, DBGB Bar and Kitchen. Slated to open in City Center, the development occupying the former Convention Center area of Penn Quarter, many of the upcoming brasserie-style restaurant's details are still under wraps. Chef Daniel Boulud, who got his start in the kitchen of America in DC, is very excited to be making his return to the city he fell in love with 30 years ago. Stay tuned for more details.

Founding Farmers: Tyson’s Corner

1800 Tysons Boulevard, Tysons Corner, VA


Farmers Restaurant Group, The Farm, has announced plans to open its third Founding Farmers location at Tyson's Corner next spring. The 12,000 square-foot space will seat approximately 280 at both its bar and dining room areas with potential expansion onto an outdoor patio. The menu at the Tyson's location will be similar to the other Founding Farmers menus but will feature regional ingredients and influences from Virginia farmers.  Expect to see favorites such as Chicken & Waffles, Yankee Pot Roast, Farmer's Daughter Burger, and new ones such as hearth prepared favorites, flatbreads, and new dessert items.  The eatery's bar program, to be overseen by Chief Mixologist & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo, will maintain the restaurant group's award-winning focus on homemade ingredients, fresh produce, and pre-prohibition era cocktails and include a variety of craft beers.  The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a weekend buffet-style brunch.

Gypsy Soul

2910 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No news available at this time

Rogue 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.

Macon Bistro and Larder

5520 Connecticut Avenue, NW


Tony Brown, executive chef and proprietor, will soon be opening Macon in the Chevy Chase Pavilion this spring. Drawing on Tony's Georgia upbringing and culinary training later in life, Macon will serve classic french-style bistro cuisine with plenty of southern influences.  The menu, spearheaded by Chef de Cuisine Mike Matis, will focus upon farm-to-table dishes that celebrate the southern countryside and embrace regionally-sourced, seasonal food.  Macon's bar will boast wine available by glass or bottle, micro-brews from regional and southern breweries, and specialty cocktails.  
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1351 H Street, NE


What 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 for Maketto, a joint venture coming to the DC retail scene. The new collaboration 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, barbecue pork buns, and even on-site roasted coffee.  

Mythology Modern Chop House and Lore Lounge

816 H Street, NE


Todd Luongo envisions Mythology Modern Chop House and Lore Lounge as a trailblazer for a more upscale, fine-dining wave of establishments on H Street Corridor. The 6,500-square-foot restaurant will be a "sophisticated, sexy" spot, resembling the restaurant and lounges of exclusive San Francisco and Miami hotels. The space will feature a restaurant on the first floor, three levels of lounge area, an indoor/outdoor space on the third floor, a transformative fourth floor concept, and a beer-tasting or whiskey bar depending upon the time of year and current trends. Although many of the eatery's details are still under wraps, Maggie O'Neil will implement a design that showcases the neighborhood's Atlas namesake and evokes a mythological feel.  

Parts & Labor

2600 N. Howard Street

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: butchery: now open, restaurant: late April/ early May 2014

Spike and Amy Gjerde, the talented duo behind Woodberry Kitchen, Artifact Coffee and Shoo-Fly, will be opening their fourth restaurant in Baltimore this spring. Parts & Labor will be a full service retail butcher shop and restaurant located in the city's Remington neighborhood. The butcher shop, now open, showcases Head Butcher George Marsh's in-house, whole animal butchery program that services Spike's various restaurant requirements and results in quality animal products with minimal waste. The restaurant space, which is set to open in late April or early May, will seat 84 and primarily feature a-la-carte items prepared by the restaurant's large stone hearth including choice cuts of steak, pork chops, a variety of sausages, and seasonal vegetables. The beverage program, helmed by Jayce Flickinger, will boast 24 different taps, showcasing many Maryland breweries.
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Penn Commons

6th and H Street, NW


Chef Jeff Tunks and his Passion Food Hospitality Group partners, Gus DiMillo and David Wizenberg, will soon be opening a chic, American tavern in Penn Quarter, aptly called Penn Commons. As the first sister restaurant to Foggy Bottom hotspot District Commons, Penn Commons will continue serving Washingtonians the fresh, seasonal, and  innovative American fare Chef Tunks has become known for. With a commitment to "arm diners with distinct flavors that come from both the water and land’s daily bounty,” Chef Tunk's menu will feature dishes such as brick-pressed chicken with rainbow chard, mashed potatoes and a preserved lemon and parsley jus, shrimp and grits with country ham, and much more. Penn Commons' beverage program will feature 40 beers on tap, 50 wines available by glass or bottle, and 13 signature cocktails.

Redstone American Grill

155 National Plaza, MD


With locations already in Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Redstone American Grill will soon be opening its seventh location in DC.  The eatery will be the first restaurant to open at 155 National Plaza- a three-level office building slated to become a DC and National Harbor hub for all things food and fun. Patrons can expect a wide range of upscale, American fare served throughout brunch, lunch, and dinner.  The 350-seat, 6,800-square-foot space will boast an outdoor bar and patio space with sweeping views of the Potomac, upcoming Capital Wheel, and National Harbor's central plaza.

The Mad Fox Brewing Taproom

218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: early summer 2014

Following the success of its Falls Church, VA brewpub, The Mad Fox Brewing Company now plans on expanding into DC with a second brewpub, The Mad Fox Taproom, in the Glover Park neighborhood. The Mad Fox Taproom will showcase its award-winning handcrafted beers with draught and English-style cask service, with up to 24 draught and cask options. Diners can also expect a full menu with appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads and small plates to pair with their beer selections.

American Eats Tavern

The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102


The space formerly occupied by Entyse Bistro will now be home to Jose Andres' newest concept, American Eats Tavern.  The eatery will serve up breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will offer a menu focused upon American classics reinvented by Jose's special twists.  Expect the fare to focus on fresh, local ingredients as many of the restaurant's offerings will come from local and Virginia farms, wineries, and resources.

Bastille to Open Second Location

620 N Fayette St, Alexandria, Virginia

Projected opening date: Early 2015

Eight successful years later, Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux, owners of the intimate, 45-seat French restaurant Bastille, have decided to expand to a new location just a few miles away.  Located in the bottom floor of  The Asher, the second Bastille will boast 3,500 square feet of space while offering a dining capacity of 80, an expanded menu, and a much larger bar. With this addition comes another change; a new name for the old restaurant. The new restaurant will keep the Bastille name while the original restaurant will become Bistro Royal.  A 40-seat patio will accompany the new location, along with a wine-centric, fully stocked bar. Sommelier Mark Slater, who joined Bastille in January, will manage the wine and beverages at both the new Bastille and the Bistro Royal. The new restaurant will also allow Chef Michelle Poteaux to showcase her pastry skills. The restaurant is expected to open in early 2015.

Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street

1001 H Street, NE

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details are available at this time

The 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.

Ben’s Chili Bowl: Ronald Reagan Airport

Ronald Reagan National Airport, 2401 S. Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA


Travelers passing though Ronald Reagan National Airport will soon be able to sink their teeth into the iconic half-smokes, chili fries, burgers, desserts and milkshakes of  Ben's Chili Bowl.  Although many of the details are under wraps, diners can expect to delight their taste buds to the same iconic flavors served up at its original D.C. location. The location will also have a full ABC for those looking to wet their palates before take-off.  

Borka Kitchen and Bar

1336 U Street, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new details are available at this time

Borka will soon be joining the myriad of restaurants dotting the vibrant 14th and U Street corridor.  Borka, meaning "coming together" in the native language of Gambia, West Africa plans to serve modern American comfort food that will include dishes such as buttermilk-sage fried hen, shellfish stew, and plantain crusted oysters.  Owner and Chef Howsoon H.O. Cham aims to supply his kitchen with organic, sustainable, and local food as often as possible.

Bread Furst

4434 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: last week of April

Breadline's Mark Furstenberg will soon be opening a neighborhood bakery, Bread Furst, in Van Ness. Customers can expect to see a variety of brioche, croissants, scones, ice cream and other baked goods. A working bread mixer will be visible in the front window, along with a deck oven from Italy behind the counter. To design the bakery, Mark has  hired local architect Peter Hapstak, who will create a small space for 14, but  big enough for people to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. More details to come soon.

Brookland Restaurant from Smoke and Barrel and Meridian Pint Owner

Monroe Street Market, Brookland, NE


In summer 2014, John Andrade, owner of Smoke and Barrel and Meridian Pint, will be opening a craft-beer focused, casual-fine-dining restaurant at the Monroe Street Market in Brookland.  The new eatery will reflect the Meridian Pint in its menu and rustic look.  David Shewmaker, chef at Meridian Pint, will helm the "elevated pub" menu featuring burgers, salads, vegetarian/vegan offerings, and a variety of other entrees.  The beer list will feature a strong local focus and offer only 100% American brews.  

China Chilcano

418 7th St., NW


Jose Andres has exciting plans to open a modern Chinese-Peruvian concept in Penn Quarter this spring.  Being no stranger to melding different cultures into one, cohesive dining experience, Andres will flex his own creative and personal mastery serving up Chinese classics in a South American style. Diners can expect the menu to reflect the unique flavors and techniques of both Asian and Peruvian cuisine, resulting in dishes such as classic Peruvian causas or ceviches as well as Asian favorites such as dim sum and sumais.


1841 Columbia Road., NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No details are available at this time

Washingtonians will soon be heading to Adams Morgan to satiate their fixes for bubbly. Napoloen Bistro owners have plans to open champagne bar and lounge Cru. According to the owners, Cru will feature DJ entertainment on the weekends, plenty of cocktails ,including the champagne infused variety, and a glamorous Parisian feel. More details to follow as they are released.
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Dinner Lab


An exclusive, members-only supper club is slated to offer adventurous DC foodies a new way to dine out in the city. Based in New Orleans, Dinner Lab is a supper-club program that invites members to exclusive and experimental dinners at undisclosed locations around the city.  Dinner Lab is now accepting sign-ups for its DC launch and if you are lucky enough to be accepted as one of its 300 members, you will have access to 5-8 dinners per month with guest privileges.  Members will remain on a strictly need-to-know basis until a location is revealed prior to the dinner taking place. Dinners will feature multiple, high-end courses that often feature exotic, unconventional  courses prepared by top chefs. Although the locations of the meals are hush-hush, interested, potential members should think helipads, private rooftops, and other unique venues.

Dino’s Grotto

1914 9th St., NW


Washington's beloved Italian restaurant Dino will soon be shutting the doors at its Cleveland Park establishment to reopen at a new Shaw location. The upcoming eatery will feature much of the same rustic, locally sourced, Italian fare offered at the original Dino but will operate under the new name Dino's Grotto. Chef and Owner Dean Gold has set up an Indiegogo for  community members to donate funds towards the new restaurant's opening which, in turn, offers donors the potential to receive discounts and other restaurant privileges. The new space will occupy a two-story row house, seat 120, and boast two bar areas.
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District Doughnut

749 8th St., SE


District Doughnut will be bringing the ever-growing gourmet doughnut trend to Barracks Row this coming spring.  Founded in 2012, District Doughnut currently operates out of Union Kitchen and serves at select retail outlets, pop-ups, and private events.  Co-owner Greg Menna “can’t wait to begin handcrafting doughnuts on Barracks Row” and bolster the neighborhood with the shop’s welcoming atmosphere and the delicious smell of warm, fresh doughnuts.  Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Chef Christine Schaefer will be handcrafting the doughnuts from scratch daily, offering both classic and innovative flavors such as Apple Streusel and Dulce de Leche.

El Camino

108 Rhode Island Ave., NW


Lucca and Phil Rodriguez, the owners behind 9th Street's 1905 Bistro & Bar and the popular H Street sushi spot, Sticky Rice, plan to open their newest venture in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. The new eatery will completely stray from the Japanese-influenced fare offered at Sticky Rice and will, instead, focus on traditional Mexican food and Latin cocktails.  Although the eatery is in its early planning stages, new details will be posted as they become available.


PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this time

The Pig’s Garret Fleming has plans to open his own gastropub, Gristle, 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 practice the idea of "conservation dining" at Gristle, where the entirety of an animal's meat is conserved and used to create a range of menu options.

Helen’s The Bar

1120 Rockville Pike

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late summer 2014

Helen Wasserman, longtime Washington D.C. caterer, and her partner Kevin Bullock plan to open her first restaurant in the former Addie's space on Rockville Pike later this summer. Helen's The Bar will be an American-fusion eatery that will feature the same dishes that the duo have been serving their catering clients for years. Expect the menu to boast a mix of Asian, Spanish, and Southern comfort food an include dishes such as meatloaf, short ribs, and a variety of seafood options. The 1,800-square-foot space will sit about 60 inside and 50 or so outside.  
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3911 Georgia Ave, NW


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.

Jeremiah Langhorne’s Upcoming Restaurant

Shaw neighborhood

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No details available at this time

McCrady’s chef de cuisine, Jeremiah Langhorne, will be leaving his position in Charleston to open a new restaurant in Shaw.  Inspired by his upbringing in the Washington area and Shenandoah Valley, the restaurant's menu will feature regional food sourced largely from Virginia and offer modern-American dishes.  Diners can also expect to taste dishes with unique historical influences, as history buff Langhorne, plans to use old cookbooks and recipes to create his menu.  The historical theme will also translate into the design of the space as the kitchen will be modeled after a 19th-century cooking area complete with a modernized hearth and large, wood-burning fireplaces.  Although many of the restaurant’s plans are under wraps, this rustic eatery will provide Shaw residents a casual spot for fine, white-tablecloth dining.
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Johnny’s Fish Bowl

400 North Capitol Street, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: At this time no details are available

Ann 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……

Jose Garce’s unnamed restaurant

1177 15th Street, NW, DC


Philly-based restaurateur and Iron Chef star Jose Garces has his sights set on opening an Argentinean steakhouse here in DC.  Operating restaurants from Atlantic City to California, this will be his first establishment in the district.  Although many of the details about the upcoming spot are still under wraps, it will occupy The Federalist's former space in The Madison Hotel- bringing a fresh, new dining concept more aligned with the hotel's multi-million dollar renovations.  Stay posted for more details as they become available.

Kapnos Taverna

4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA


Mike Isabaella is already planning for a spin-off of his DC-based Northern Greek- inspired eatery, Kapnos, in Ballston, Arlington, VA for a summer 2014 opening. Diners can expect to see some of the same dishes from the original Kapnos as well as some major differences at Kapnos Taverna that include the addition of weekday lunch, weekend brunch, and a happy hour menu.  Instead of one rotating spit, as in the original Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna will have one to roast chickens, lamb, and pork shoulders. The beverage program will include up to ten cocktails on tap and will feature the most expansive wine program available at any of Isabella's restaurants with over 200 bottles of wine available.  The Ballston space will seat 185 with additional seating for 40 on the seasonal, outdoor patio.

Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites

911 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD, 21211


Casual French dining will soon be coming to Baltimoreans by way of  Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites in the former Dogwood space in Hampden. Le Garage's menu, created by Chef Sarah Acconcia, former sous chef of Maggie’s Farm and executive chef of 13.5% Wine Bar, will feature French classics and peasant dishes, as well as an imaginative assortment of frites with a variety of innovative dipping sauces. Brendan Kirlin, former beer buyer for Wine Market Bistro and a managing partner of Le Garage, will helm the beverage program that will include 14 hand-selected drafts focusing on Belgian, French and local craft breweries and a carefully curated, all-French wine list. The eatery will boast an 18-seat bar with high-top tables, a cozy 60-seat dining area, and even a small, separate frites shop in the front right on 36th street.


Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5355 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this time

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 time

Merid 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.    

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest; 202.962.4482

Projected Opening Date: May 1

The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, set to open May 1, will consist of 1,175 rooms, 49 suites, and over 105,000 square feet of function space, including a 30,000 square-foot Marquis Ballroom and two junior ballrooms. The District’s soon-to-be-largest hotel will offer 5 unique dining experiences to enhance the already energetic Shaw neighborhood. Executive Chef Matthew Morrison, a DC native who was most recently executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia, will head the culinary team. Guests will have a plethora of food choices to choose from when staying at the new Marriott. The 5 restaurants include: Anthem, a casual dining restaurant; The Dignitary, an upscale lounge; High Velocity, a high-tech sports bar; a dramatic, high-design Lobby Bar; and a specialty restaurant (to be announced). Many of the ingredients for these 5 Americana-inspired restaurants will come from the hotel’s on-site rooftop garden, as well sourced from local farms and vendors.

Mastro’s Steakhouse

13th and F Street, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: no details are available at this time

The former M&S Grill space will soon be converted into Mastro's- an upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant. Mastro's has many locations throughout the western US and aims to create "guests for life" by "combining the highest quality steaks and seafood with exceptional service in a cosmopolitan and entertaining atmosphere." More details will be released as they become available.

Mazagan Restaurant

2901 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204


Mazagan restaurant will be serving up the tastes and spice of Morocco in Arlington this winter.  Although the fare will be influenced by Moroccan cuisine, diners can expect it to stray from traditional Moroccan cuisine as the menu will feature new twists on classic flavors and an expansive kebab bar offering 20 different styles of grilled kebab.  The space will boast a large bar area with seating for 50, a 60-seat main dining area complete with a centrally-located wood-fried grill, a lounge space, and an open kitchen concept.    

Nicoletta Pizzeria


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 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.
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Paladar Kitchen and Rum Bar: Tyson’s Corner

Leesburg Pike and Old Gallows Road, Tysons Corner, VA 22812


Paladar Kitchen and Rum Bar will be opening its 5th location and second D.C.-area location this coming spring. 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 185-seat space will boast 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.
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Raku: Cleveland Park


Slated for next year, sushi and noodles eatery Raku will be opening its third location in the Cathderal Commons development of Cleveland Park.  Although many of the plans for the future space are in the early stages, Raku owner, Marcel The, says it will likely be 30% larger than its Bethesda location.  Diners can expect the menu to reflect the same Asian cuisine offerd at its current Bethesda and Dupont locations with a variety of rice and noodle dishes, bento boxes, sushi, and sake available.

Restaurant by Stephen Starr and Fatty Crew

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: no new information is available at this time

Philly restaurateur, who recently brought DC the extremely popular Le Diplomate, Stephen Starr, will be working with the Fatty Crew Restaurant Group, who have opened concepts including Fatty Crab and Fatty 'Cue, to open a string of new restaurants across eight U.S. cities.  A Washington DC restaurant will be the first to open of the eight new eateries in three to six months. Stay tuned for more details as they unfold.

RPM Italian


Reality stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic have chosen DC as home to their second location of Chicago-based RPM Italian. The couple's first restaurant venture, RPM Italian in Chicago, serves up classic Italian dishes perfected by Italian-born Giuliana's mother that are enhanced by modern, chef-inspired collaborations. Although much of the new location's menu is yet to be determined, the original location serves dishes ranging from moderately priced pastas to expensive steaks for two. The location of the restaurant is yet to be determined and will be disclosed once more information becomes available.

Seven Faces Barroom

251 Florida Ave., NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No new information is available at this time

You know the names...Owen Thomson of Bryan Voltaggio's Range, Patrick Owens of Ripple, and Ashley May of Velvet Lounge...the three well-known bartenders plan to open up their own bar, Seven Faces Barroom,  Although many of the details are still under wraps, look for a full-service tavern with space for 85 and a sidewalk cafe. Rumor has it, DJ entertainment will also be in the mix. The bar is currently hoping for a Spring opening.

Six restaurant concepts coming to Pike & Rose development

11800 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852


In Fall 2014, six new restaurant concepts will be opening during phase one of the new Pike and Rose Development in the White Flint District.  Located at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Montrose Parkway, Pike & Rose will be a mixed-use neighborhood spanning 45 acres and encompassing 450,000 square feet of  retail,  1.1 million square feet of office space, 1,500 residential units, and a boutique hotel steps from the White Flint metro stop. The six new tenants will include: Del Frisco’s Grille: Del Frisco’s is a modern bar & grill serving modern twists on American classics.  This will be Del Frisco’s second DC-area location. Protein Bar: Opening its fourth DC location, Chicago-based Protein Bar delivers healthy food in a trendy, fast-paced environment. Roti: This fast-casual restaurant will open on Old Georgetown Road as its 11th regional location and serve up traditional and non-traditional Mediterranean dishes. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen: ShopHouse, the Southeast Asian eatery inspired by the flavors of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, boasts a Chipotle-style experience that allows diners to create their own, custom orders Lettuce Entertain You: The Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group will be opening two new restaurant concepts in the Pike & Rose development.  Although the two concepts are still under wraps, one will feature artisan pizza and the other will focus on new American cuisine. Both will be newcomers on the east coast restaurant scene.


1333 14th Street Northwest

Projected Opening Date: May 2014

Ryan Fleming and Miranda Mirabella are opening a new Logan Circle joint specializing in coffee and cocktails.  Talented mixologist Steve Oshana, who previously worked at BLT Steak and Equinox, will be responsible for creating a unique cocktail experience,  catering to individual palates rather than offering a generic cocktail menu. One section will be broken down into spirits, highlighting various small-batch distilleries. Another section will list various flavor profiles: sweet, sour, bitter, sparkling, spiritous, coffee, and so on. Choose a spirit and a flavor, and Steve will create something that fits the bill.


1250 Connecticut Ave., NW


Restaurant 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 centered around varying sizes and cuts of steak, will also feature seafood, salads, and health-conscious, shareable sides. The space, designed to evoke a lounge-like feel will center around a bar area and DJ booth where crowd-pleasing tunes will be mixed with a lively progression throughout the night. Once opened, the restaurant promises to be "not your daddy's steakhouse". THE RESERVATION LINE WILL OPEN ON MARCH 15 (202.296.1880)

Tadich Grill

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue


San Fransisco's historic Tadich Grill will be opening in the former Ten Penh space on Pennsylvania avenue this spring.  The landmark establishment on the West Coast is one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in the United States and has never once opened a sister restaurant in its 165 years of business, until now. Expect the space to boast some of the restaurant's century old traditions such as mahogany walls, mesquite broilers, white jacket-clad servers, and linen-covered tables, while also embracing new elements that will be adapted to fit the city's East Coast style. The menu will reflect the original locations's West Coast seafood-centric dishes, such as cioppino, seafood Louies, and its signature hangtown fry; fried oysters with eggs and bacon, while utilizing East Coast ingredients

The Public Option

16th and Rhode Island Avenue, NW

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: late summer/early fall

A unique tavern and brew pub will soon be opening on the corner of 16th and Rhode Island Ave., NE. Settgn itself apart form other district restaurants- The Public Options' wait staff will not accept tips as they will be paid generous hourly wages. Although limited information is available at this time, expect the menu to focus on locally sourced, casual fare such as soups, flat breads, and salads. The space will seat 134, feature a sidewalk cafe, and provide entertainment with dancing and small ensemble music including acoustic, jazz and bluegrass.

The Truxton Kitchen and Wine Bar

PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No details are available at this time

The Truxton Kitchen and Wine Bar will soon bring Truxton Circle a new spot to enjoy Italian classics and perfectly paired wine selections.  Diners, and drinkers, can expect the menu to offer crostinis, pastas, and a variety of cheeses among other Italian staples that utilize many local and organic sources.  The wine and bar program boasts a variety of Italian and local wines along with specialty house cocktails- all meant to perfectly compliment your dining experience.


14th and U Street NW, 20009


Celebrity Chef Michael Schlow will soon be opening Tico Mexican Restaurant on 14th Street in early 2014. The eatery will open in the ground floor of the Louis at 14 development near U Street. Tico, which already has a popular Boston location, will offer up an  expansive menu of reinvented Mexican fare inspired from Schlow's travels to Mexico, South America, and Spain.

True Food Kicthen

Mosaic District: 2910 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA, 22031


True Food Kitchen will be planting its first East Coast roots as it sets to join the Mosaic District community in Fall 2014.  Developed in partnership with best-selling wellness author, Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen aims to serve those seeking a healthy and more balanced lifestyle without sacrificing quality and taste.  The menu will offer simple, internationally inspired cuisine with local and regionally sourced, in-season ingredients that nourish mind, body, and spirit.
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Trump Hotel

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW


The 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.

Union Kitchen to Open Second Facility

1369 New York Ave Northeast

Projected Opening Date: Late 2014

The food incubator Union Kitchen plans to open a second facility in Ivy City in late 2014.  Union Kitchen removes many of the barriers many small businesses face when first launching a company, allowing the artisans and entrepreneurs to focus solely on launching the best possible product.  Union Kitchen provides a state-of-the-art facility with all of the necessary equipment, covers many of the upfront costs new business owners normally face, and provides a supportive community in which owners can grow and thrive. The second facility will nearly triple the square footage of the first building, allowing 70 new entrepreneurs to help shape and change the local DC food scene.
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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.