Yesterday when I was putting together my 'hood happenings
post, I realized a slew of new restaurants had opened in the 'hood. So many that I needed an additional post. After months of being bored with the dining scene, I'm excited to discover these new places.
Piola 2208 14th St, NW
, the international pizza chain, finally opened this week. The restaurant has been in the making for over a year. This week is the soft opening and all food is 50% off.
Taqueria Nacional and Bakehouse 1409 T St, NW/1407 T St, NW
opened last week after a year of renovation and building. Taqueria Nacional is a taco joint offering a variety of options: beef, fish, chicken, chorizo and lamb. Bakehouse is a bakery and coffee house.
Etto 1541 14th St, NW
is a pizza and salumi restaurant and the soft opening was last week. The owners of Standard
and Two Amy's
have collaborated on this concept and it's bound to be delicious.
Ghibellina 1610 14th St, NW
is an Italian gastropub from the owners of Acqua al 2. They're serving classic Tuscan dishes and pizza. Their doors opened last week as well.
Le Diplomate 1601 14th St, NW
Le Diplomate, the first Stephen Starr restaurant in DC, is a french brasserie that opened in April. Click here
to see what I thought.
Black Whiskey 1410 14th St, NW
is a bar/restaurant featuring small batch whiskeys and Scottish food plus a performance and gallery space. The concept is from the Kushi
guys and it sounds like an interesting mix. Their first day of business was last week.
B Too 1324 14th St, NW
is the second DC venture from Top Chef
contestant Bart Vandaele. The restaurant is serving modern Belgium cuisine, including his signature mussels and frites that he perfected at Belga Cafe
. B Too opened the first week of May.