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DC AREA restaurant
and bar openings

Do you know who’s open? And who’s not? Find all the delicious details on every new space that has opened its doors. Remember: If you’ve heard about one you thought was open, but don’t see it here, they may still be putting on the finishes touches. To know for sure, click to Coming Soon.

D.C. Harvest

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517 H Street, NE; 202.629.3296

Chef Arthur Ringel, most recently the executive chef at Hank’s Oyster Bar, and his brother, Jared, another longtime veteran of the DC restaurant scene have ventured out on their own to open D.C. Harvest on H Street. The neighborhood, farm-to-table eatery features a mix of seafood, proteins, homemade pastas, and a variety of vegetables. The menu rotates frequently, depending upon the availability of fresh, local ingredients, and to include a changing, “plate of the day”. The two-story, 1,800-square-foot-restaurant evokes a friendly, neighborhood feel, seat 60, and boast a 10-seat bar on the fist floor with an open kitchen on the second. Apart from imported coffee, the beverage program aims to focus on serving US-only wine, liquor, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Urbana: Renovation

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2121 P Street, NW; 202.956.6650

After eight years of service, Urbana briefly shut its doors to the public to undergo a $600,000 renovation. The renovation is now complete an Urbana has reopened with a new, double-in-size bar area, relocated private dining room, refreshed P Street patio area, and other improved design elements that contribute to a more free-flowing floor plan. GrizForm Design Architects, a design firm based in Washington, DC that has created spaces for Fiola, Estadio and Cava executed the redesign. An updated cocktail program and menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee is also being served up to complement the redesign.