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Keeping you up to date on the absolute latest in restaurant openings in the DC Metro area.
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DONAHUE
1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW Donahue lounge has officially opened in Georgetown, offering guests a one-of-a-kind champagne and cocktail lounge, as well as "New American" cuisine. When at full capacity, this space will feature a bar area, dining room, lounge, as well as patio room expected to open later this Spring. The goal of this new spot is to bring together the concepts of a restaurant and a club for grownups. Donahue is currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until Midnight. For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Donahue Facebook
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LAS GEMELAS: TAQUERIA & COCINA MEXICANA
1280 4th Street NE The newest spot from Destination Unknown Restaurants, Las Gemelas, has just opened their doors in Union Market's La Cosecha district. Translating to "the twin girls" from Spanish,  Las Gemelas, is actually two restaurant concepts that includes a Taqueria and coastal Mexican restaurant, named Cocina Mexicana. Taqueria Las Gemelas offers patrons a fast-fancy taqueria spot, serving tacos, churros, quesadillas, and soft serve ice cream. Guests also have the option to sip on $9.00 margaritas, frozen cocktails, and Latin Wines. Cocina Mexicana, helmed by Chef Robert Aikens, will be featuring authentic Mexican cuisine sourced with fresh, local ingredients. www.lasgemelasdc.com ; 202.866.0550. 
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THE POINT AT BUZZARD POINT
2100 2nd Street SW The D.C. based hospitality group behind Nick's Riverside Grill and Tony & Joe's Seafood has opened its new sustainability-focused restaurant, The Point, in Buzzard Point. The Point features a wide selection of the freshest seafood, coastal cuisine, and American-infused food under Culinary Director Ron Goodman and Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert. This new concept, located at the former U.S. Coast Guard headquarters, has a contemporary interior, that expresses fire and water throughout. Guests can also enjoy eating on the outdoor patio and bar seats that can hold 140 guests, with great views of the waterfront. The Point is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here; 202.984.2522. Photo from The Point D.C. Facebook
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LYLE
1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW Lyle, a boutique hotel and neighborhood restaurant has opened in Dupont Circle. 196 rooms are available in this early 1940s Art Deco building, with the design inside focused on a world of calm. Guests can also enjoy breakfast, brunch, and dinner at the restaurant led by Chef Nicholas Sharpe, which boasts a contemporary menu and also serves cocktails prepared with twists, creating a convinent neighborhood spot. Lyle also offers a variety of meeting and event spaces. For more information, visit Lyle's website here; 202.964.6750. Photo by Greg Powers  
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MATTIE & EDDIE'S
1201 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA Chef Cathal Armstrong has opened his new Irish farm to table restaurant, Mattie & Eddie's Bar and Restaurant, in Arlington's Westpost area. This new concept draws inspiration from times Armstrong spent in Dublin at his grandparent's oval table, whom the restaurant is named after. Guests can enjoy dishes such as Irish sausage rolls, black pudding with onions, Eammon's fish and chips, and much more. Matties & Eddie's is one of the many concepts coming to Westpost, formerly known as Pentagon Row. Currently, Mattie and Eddie's is open Wednesday through Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., and they are limiting their Happy Hour until Covid restrictions are lifted. For more information, visit Wespost's website here. Photo by Blair Howard
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GATSBY
1201 Half Street SE A new neighborhood diner has opened across from Nationals Park, brought to you by Knead Hospitality and Design. Gatsby offers guests remarkable views into the stadium from their second-floor dining room. This concept serves guests with a reimagined diner menu that features American cuisine as well as cocktails. Guests can get excited for a roaring 20's inspired interior while enjoying brunch, lunch, or dinner. An extensive dessert menu from Mah Ze Dahr Bakery will also be available at this spot, making it the first time Mah Ze Dahr will enter full-service dining. For more information, visit their website here; 202.817.3005. Photo from Gatsby Facebook
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YARDBIRD
901 New York Avenue NW Yardbird has opened in the space formerly home to Acadiana location. Guests can enjoy a menu filled with comfort classics; ranging from buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, and mac and cheese croquettes ; as well as dishes like Lewellyn's Fine Fried Chicken and Watermelon-Tomato Salad. Guests can also enjoy a drink from Yardbir'd extensive whiskey selection. At the opening, Yardnbird will be open for lunch, supper, and weekend brunch, which guests can enjoy on their patio, pickup, or delivery. This will be the Miami staples first D.C. location. For more information on Yardbird, visit their website here; 202.333.2450.    
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BARCA PIER AND WINE BAR
2 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, VA Barca Pier and Wine Bar has opened in Old Town Alexandria, atop a pair of industrial freight containers that float on the Potomac River. At Barca, Executive Chef Bryant Haren and Corporate Chef Bradon Whitestone have designed the lunch and dinner menus to feature 16 small plates that range in price from $8.00 to $18.00 that feature Mediterranean touches. Guests can enjoy dishes such as sauteed calamari, garlicky tzaziki, stuffed piquillo peppers, and more. Wines are available by the bottle and by the glass. The Pier menu features four miniature sandwiches that incorporate spanish ingredients. Barca Pier can hold 210 guests at full capacity and 65 guests at the wine bar. The pier is open daily from 11:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. (midnight on the weekends) and the wine bar is open weekdays from 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. (midnight on Fridays). For more information, visit their website here; 703.638.1100. Photo from Barca Pier and Wine Bar Facebook
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FOXTROT: MOUNT VERNON
650 Massachusetts Avenue NW After opening their location in Georgetown earlier this month, Foxtrot has opened its second D.C. location in Mount Vernon. Foxtrot stocks its shelves with the D.C. area's favorite brands as well as prepared meals by Chef Erik Bruner Yang. Guests can enjoy coffee at from local roaster Vigilante Coffee at the all day cafe or enjoy a glass of wine from the over 200 bottles featured in the store. Outdoor seating is available at this location. Guests can also utilize Foxtrot's app to place orders or take advantage of their 60-minute delivery. Foxtrot Mount Vernon is open Monday throug Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit Foxtrot's website here.
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FOXTROT: GEORGETOWN
1267 Wisconsin Avenue NW The modern corner store, Foxtrot, has opened its first location in Georgetown. The shop is currently divided into a market, cafe, and coffee shop, and has the capacity to comfortably hold up to 40 to 50 patrons. Currently, the cafe is selling coffee pastries, and avocado toast while the shop will be holding wine tastings and is also availble for delivery through an app. Employees are able to make quick deliveries in an hour or less. Foxtrot is partnering with Vigilante for their coffee program. Some dishes to get excited about at their cafe are ferro pest grain bowls, chorizo egg and tacos, and acai bowls. www.foxtrot.com ; 202-290-3611.      
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