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Brand-New Restaurants & Hotels in Washington, DC

World-renowned chefs and top-tier hoteliers choose DC as their new home. Below, we shed light on their unparalleled hospitality.

Washington, DC is never in short supply of mouth-watering cuisine and unique hotels, but sorting through the options to find the newest offerings may be difficult. We also tend to shine a light on our most beloved, long-living entities, but that doesn't mean the brand new businesses don't deserve your support and attention.
 

Although we cannot list every new entity, we encourage you to follow along with us on social media for more openings and happenings within the city. Be sure to check back every few months for the newest additions to our ever-growing list of can't-miss hotels and restaurants.

Newly Opened Restaurants

Tigerella

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Tigerella
Opened Aug. 2022
Headed by chef Vincent Falcone and founded by the creators of Mount Pleasant Elle, Tigerella's cafe menu includes coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and more. The restaurant is slated to start dinner service in early September.

 

Mi Vida 14th Street top floor patio

Mi Vida 14th Street
Opened Aug. 2022
Rooted in tradition and history, 14th Street continues the Mi Vida story with new and intriguing contemporary twists. Celebrated chef Roberto Santibañez adds dishes to the menu to cater to the lively neighborhood crowd like skewers with agave-marinated chicken, Chilean sea bass with pumpkin seed salsa macha and skirt steak with mole negro and crispy shallots. Cocktail and tequila flights will also be offered.

 

Ghostburger

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Ghostburger
Opened Aug. 2022
The popular burger and cheesesteak pop-up has opened its first brick-and-mortar location across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In addition to established favorites of smash burgers and Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks, the “glam-casual” restaurant also has offerings like scrapple and drinks such as the “Ghost Claw,” Ghostburger’s take on hard-seltzer brand White Claw. The restaurant will continue to include vegetarian options.

 

Causa

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Causa
Opened Aug. 2022
Check out this restaurant in Shaw’s Blagden Alley with a prix-fixe menu that aims to capture the bounty of Peru. While ingredients, preparation and presentation vary weekly on Causa’s menu, the six set courses follow the same path: raw fish, vegetables, anticucho (skewer), rice, meat and dessert. The intimate space with just 22 seats lends itself to an immersive, personalized experience captained by Peruvian-born chef and co-owner Carlos Delgado.
 

La Tejana
Opened Aug. 2022
DC’s wildly popular breakfast taco pop-up, La Tejana, opened its first standalone store in the Upper Northwest neighborhood, bringing Rio Grande Valley’s border cuisine in the form of breakfast tacos and coffee. Guests find house-made flour tortillas and made-from-scratch ingredients inspired by the countless taquerias that co-founder and McAllen, TX native Ana-Maria Jaramillo grew up with on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border.
 

Chesapeake
Opened Aug. 2022
From the team behind Duke's Grocery, Gogi Yogi and Duke's Counter, Chesapeake brings the region’s favorite shellfish dishes to the heart of U Street. The bar only serves beers brewed in DC, Maryland and Virginia, alongside a wide selection of spirits and classic dockside drinks like orange crushes.
 

Clubhouse
Opened Aug. 2022
Clubhouse is Georgetown’s new grown-up replacement to Church Hall. Located at the end of the neighborhood’s longest set of stairs, featured in the iconic Exorcist film, the subterranean spot is now a polished, wi-fi enabled café during the day and a 23-and-up bar at night, offering a refined menu of natural wines and clarified cocktails.

 

Immigrant Food+

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Immigrant Food+ & New Patio
Opened July 2022

Located at the Planet Word Museum, guests on the Negroni Patio can look forward to $21 Negroni flights or opt for a favorite from the menu of new takes on the classic drink with inspiration from Italy, France, Chicago and Mexico.

 

Lima Twist
Opened June 2022
Reopened in June in Downtown DC, Lima Twist offers a sophisticated Latin lineup of ceviches, crudo, chimichurri ribeye, empanadas, mofongo and pisco sours, with ingredients sourced from local farmers’ markets.
 

Bar Ivy
Opened June 2022
Bar Ivy combines the cool, relaxed vibe of the West Coast with a Mid-Atlantic approach to ingredients, shining the spotlight on seafood and vegetables, vibrant cocktails and low-intervention wines. Guests can expect an elegant but laid-back atmosphere with subtle influences from the opposite coast, with attractive al fresco dining, an open, airy bungalow-style interior, and a casual Kiosk serving morning coffee and breakfast.

 

Bandoola BowlNew location
Opened June 2022

A Southeast Asian salad shop is now open inside Western Market and brings flavors from Burma, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond across a menu of fresh ingredients. Guests will enjoy a customized salad or warm bowls, topped with spicy rice noodles or brown rice and a variety of proteins, spices, fruits, vegetables and garnishes.

 

il Piatto Restaurant

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il Piatto Restaurant
Opened June 2022
Famed DC restauranteur Hakan Ilhan has reactivated a glitzy space near the White House, il Piatto Restaurant, as a new Italian home away from home. Naples native and Al Crostino alum, Lina Nicolai, oversees a comforting menu full of homemade meatballs, arancini, fettuccine alla Bolognese, ricotta gnocchi, eggplant parmigiana and chicken Milanese. Happy hour starts early (2:30 p.m.) at its gold-plated bar and weekend brunch brings “build-your-own” Aperol spritz kits to the table.

 

Aslin Coffee

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Aslin Coffe
Opened Summer 2022
NoVA’s Aslin Beer Company opened a Logan Circle beer garden and coffee shop in the summer of 2022 and brought their famed colorful cans and beers named for DC’s neighborhoods. Aslin Coffee opens early for lattes, then transitions to brews and dinner from the onsite Bun’d Up food truck over a firepit.

 

Carlyle Club

Carlyle Club
Opened Summer 2022
A rebooted version of Alexandria’s Carlyle Club opened in downtown DC with a pair of concepts: event venue Carlyle Room and Brennan's Bar. The venue offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves American cuisine with seafood.
 

SURA
Opened May 2022
An underground Thai dinette and cocktail bar is serving up authentic Thai recipes with a modern culinary twist. Former sushi chef Billy Thammasathiti opened the restaurant in May in Dupont Circle. In addition to offering a rotating menu, the restaurant also serves distinguished craft cocktails handcrafted by Billy's older brother, Andy.
 

In Bocca al Lupo
Opened May 2022
“In Bocca al Lupo” translates to “into the wolf’s mouth” and is the Italian way of wishing someone good luck. The subtle meaning is that one is faced with a serious challenge and can overcome it and succeed. This Roman-style pizzeria in Glover Park centers its menu around “pizza bassa,” or round pies with a crispy, cracker-thin crust and also offers bruschetta, cacio e pepe arancini, spritzes, Negronis and beer and wine on tap. The lively look from Italian American designer Esther Konrad is an Italian soccer lover’s paradise, complete with green and red banquettes as an ode to the country’s flag.
 

Kaimaki
Opened Spring 2022
Chef Nicholas Stefanelli expanded his Greek concept Philotimo with Kaimaki in the spring of 2022. Named after the Greek term for the rich, micro-bubbled top layer of coffee, this more casual, adjacent restaurant offers wine, cocktails and mezze along with light dinner options.
 

TAKODA Sports

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TAKODA Sports
TAKODA Restaurant and Beer Garden opened a sibling venue, TAKODA Sports, which is now the biggest rooftop bar in Navy Yard and 40 percent larger than its sister Shaw location. Enjoy bottomless brunch and a large selection of all-American cuisine, American beers, whiskeys and draft cocktails.

 

Newly Opened Hotels

Salamander Washington, DC

Salamander Washington, DC

Salamander Washington, DC
Opened Sept. 2022 
Middleburg, Virginia-based Salamander Hotels & Resorts has taken over the 373-key Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. in Southwest DC. The transition occurred in September and marks the first venture of the brand in Washington, DC.
 

citizenM Washington DC NoMa

citizenM Washington DC NoMa

citizenM Washington DC NoMa
Opened Sept. 2022 
Situated in the heart of NoMa near the metro and Union Market, the 292-key property is the city’s second citizenM hotel. Staples of the beloved European brand include King-sized beds, MoodPads, HD-TVs with streaming, free Wi-Fi, blackout blinds and rain showers. The hotel has a ground-floor restaurant, bar, meeting space and fitness center. The lower level of the property offers bike storage, showers and changing facilities.

 

Selina
Opened June 2022
The DC property is designed in partnership with local artists, creators and tastemakers. Located in the NoMA neighborhood, Selina features 106 guest rooms and offers curated local experiences. The hotel caters to the Millennial and Gen Z market with value-priced accommodations and local experiences, branding itself as being designed for digital nomads and the modern traveler.
 

Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Washington DC
Opened June 2022
Waldorf Astoria Washington DC is now open in the nation’s capital off Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Inspired by the legacy of the Old Post Office, Waldorf Astoria Washington DC offers meeting and event space, a spa and deluxe guest rooms as well as a restaurant by José Andrés called Bazar, set to open by the end of the year.

 

Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown

Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown

Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown
Opened May 2022 
Located a few blocks from Mount Vernon Triangle Metro station, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Capital One Arena, the 14-story hotel features 247 contemporary guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center and a complimentary hot breakfast bar. A flexible meeting space on the top floor offers views of the U.S. Capitol and each room is equipped with a microwave, mini-refrigerator and 43" TV. Other amenities include onsite parking.
 

AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard
Opened Feb. 2022 
The AC Hotel Washington DC is situated between DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Navy Yard and the attractions on the National Mall. The modern hotel features 225 spacious guest rooms, many with two queen beds and several with private balconies and Capitol views. There’s also a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, flexible meeting and light-filled event spaces and a large rooftop restaurant and bar named Smoke & Mirrors. The restaurant can accommodate 200 people indoors and another 150 outdoors. In addition to the rooftop restaurant, there is a main floor all-day restaurant.
 

Courtyard by Marriott Washington DC Dupont Circle

Courtyard by Marriott Washington DC Dupont Circle

Courtyard by Marriott Washington DC Dupont Circle
Opened Jan. 2022 
Formally the Kimpton Topaz hotel, the renovated Courtyard by Marriott features a contemporary design in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood a few blocks from the National Geographic Museum. The hotel includes a 24-hour fitness center and 143 guest rooms available in kings or double queens with large windows with views of the neighborhood and St. Matthew’s Basilica. The lobby welcomes leisure and business travelers with two dining options, check-in pods and private booths equipped with built-in monitors.

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