Openings

Keeping you up to date on the absolute latest in restaurant openings in the DC Metro area.
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WESTERN MARKET
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Western Market, a new modern marketplace where Washingtonians can enjoy more than a dozen of the city's food and beverage vendors all in one place has opened in Foggy Bottom. This 12,300 square-foot space is a contemporary space where guests can enjoy meals, happy hours, social gatherings, and more. The space boasts a variety of socially distanced seating, as well as an outdoor patio area. A variety of vendors will be opening on a rolling basis through 2022. Western Market is open Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; 202.452.0924; For more information, visit their website here. Vendors at Western Market Include:  Capo Deli (Now Open) An Italian Sub Shop that originated in Shaw and speicalizes in deli-style subs and serves specialty cockatils like the "Fauci Pouchy". This new spot will give the feel of an old-school Italian deli found in cities like New York. Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls (Now Open) A fast-casual concept serving authentic lobster rolls. Mason's serves sustainable Main Lobster, Crab, Shrimp Rolls, and more. This will be Mason's first D.C. location. RAWish (Now Open) From Owners James and Taneea Yarborough, Rawish offers an organic raw menu of salads, sandwiches, bowls, and more. Rawish's focus is to make nutritious food affordable and accessible.  Roaming Rooster (Now Open) Puts a modern spin on homestyle southern fried chicken by using hormone and antibiotic free range chicken. This will be Roaming Rooster's second brick and mortar location.  Alitiko (Fall 2021) From Owner Dimitri Piskapas this concept will serve classic Greek street foods such as gyros, sandwiches, and Mediterranean sides.  Arepa Zone (Fall 2021) Known for their arepas, cachapas, and tequenos, this concept serves authentic Venezualan foods. Bandoola Bowl (Fall 2021) This Southeast Asian salad shop will bring the flavors from Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, an more to Foggy Bottom. Guests can enjoy customized salads and warm bowls as well as noodles, proteins, and more.  Nim Ali (Fall 2021) From Owners Rosario Guzman and Karla Alonzo, this Guatemalan street food concept will serve a variety of snacks and full plates such as shukos, antojitos, mixtas, and more.  Sushi Onkei (Now Open) From owner Ferry Huang, Sushi Onkei offers authentic Japanese cuisine in a sleek and modern sushi bar. Guests can enjoy menu options such as Nigiri, Ura Maki, Hoso Maki, and more.  Tigerella (Fall 2021) This new concept features a menu that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner options with items ranging from morning pastries, sandwiches, to a full bar, and more.  ExPat (2022) From Partners Tim Ma, Jonas Singer, and Ben Sislen, Ex Pat will be a full-social bar and restaurant concept, making it Western Market's largest concept. ExPat will offer a barbecue menu with southern staples and will also feature sports betting components.  
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DOLCE VITA
1610 14th Street NW A new Mediterranean restaurant, Dolce Vita, has landed in Logan Circle, in the space formerly home to Ghibellina. Dolce Vita is an ode to Lahlou Restaurant Group's owner, Med Lahlou's, cultural heritage, highlighting the countires of Italy, Morocco, Spain, and Greece. This new two-floor restaurant can seat up to 230 guests: 150 guests on the first floor and bar, and 80 guests on the second floor. The menu is currated by Corporate Executive Chef Juan Olivera and Executive Chef Elier Rodriguez. The menu for Dolce Vita is separated into three sections: a meze selection, salad and vegetarion options, and large dishes. The restaurant also features a large wine list of over 150 wine options for guests to enjoy. Dolce Vita is open Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until midnight; 202.506.4872; For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny  
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MELINA
905 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD The founders of Cava, Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis, and Ted Xenohristos, have opened their second full-service restaurant in North Bethesda's Pike and Rose development. Melina, named after Moshovitis' daughter, is a full-service, "fine casual", Greek restaurant, with a vegetable-forward menu. Melina features menu options such as salt-baked beets and pork belly gyro. This 3,600 square-foot space can seat up to 90, and features floor to ceiling windows that can open up to the patio, for guests to enjoy outdooor dining. Melina is open Sunday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; For more information, visit ther website here. Photo from Melina Instagram
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JACK'S RANCH
1755 Tysons Central Street, Tysons Corner, VA The owner of Arlington's Texas Ranch Barbeque, Steve Roberts, has enlisted Hell's Kitchen finalist, Declan Horgan, to head his new restaurant, Jack's Ranch, that has opened in Tysons Corner. Located inside the Lumen apartment building, this 11,000 square foot concept serves menu options such as smoked meats, seafood, Neopolitan and Roman pizzas, and more. The restaurant also has a full-service deli called Josephine's Italian Market and Cafè, which offers sandwiches, coffee, and other Mediterranean options. For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Jack's Ranch Facebook
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SHOUK: ROCKVILLE
5568 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD After opening two locations in D.C., Shouk has expanding into Maryland with a new location in Rockville's Montrose Crossing Shopping Center. This 2,000 square foot concept is located just off of Rockville Pike and features 20 seats. The menu features the same menu of plant-based, certified kosher food, that is served at its D.C. predecessors. Carryout, delivery, and dine-in are all available at this new location. For opening day, 10% of sales will go to supporting  A Well-Fed World, which is a non-profit organization that aims to plant-based hunger solutions across the world. Shouk Rockville is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; 202.945.4747; For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Shouk Food Website
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280 EATERY
1721 Wisconsin Avenue NW A new fast-casual American comfort food spot, 280 Eatery, has opened in Georgetown, occupying the space formerly home to Ledo Pizza. Chef Tarek Diab has put a Mediterranean take on the American menu, offering menu options such as Loco Nachos, wings, Greek Salad, and more. 280 Eatery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here.  
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NOOSH
1721 Wisconsin Avenue NW Noosh Restaurant has opened its doors on Wisconsin Avenue, offering guests flavors of Persian and Mediterranean cuisines. Chef Tarek Diab, has developed the menu for this new concept, that celebrates both cultures individually, rather than fusing them together. On the Persian menu, guests can find menu options such as stews, kabobs, Persian ice cream, and more; and on the Mediterranean menu, guests can find menu options such as Chicken Tagine, Falafel, lamb, and more. Noosh is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here.
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SEOULSPICE: PENN QUARTER
439 7th Street NW Owner Eric Shin has opened a new SEOULSPICE location in the heart of Penn Quarter. Known for creating healthy Korean comfort foods, SEOULSPICE is completely gluten-free and offers menu options such as Korean-style rice bowls, kimbap burritos, japchae noodle bowls, and more; all which highlight original recipes from the Shin family. This 2,000 square-foot concept features open stadium seating as well as a vibrant design. To celebrate the opening, SEOULSPICE is giving away one complimentary entreè to each in-store customer who visits on opening day (Friday, November, 12th); 202.677.1561; For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Scott Suchman
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FAVA POT
1817 M Street NW Dina Daniel has opened a second Fava Pot location on M Street, in the space formerly home to OKI Bowl. The new Dupont Circle location is similar to that of the Union Market location but will include some new  specialities. This downtown location also has the fast casual restaurant feel of its predecessor. Guests can get excited for menu options such as scratch falafel, kebab bowls, kofta sandwiches, and more. This small space boasts 12 seats and a limited amount of seats outside. Fava Pot is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Stephen Samuel
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CHIKO: SHIRLINGTON
4040 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA Chiko Owners Danny Lee and Scott Drewno have opened their first Virginia location in Shirlington. This 1,500 square foot concept is Chiko's fifth location and can seat up to 30 guests indoors and up to 8 guests on the outdoor patio. This new location also features  carry-out and delivery options. Guests can enjoy a menu that is similar to Chiko's other locations, as well as a fried rice that is exclusive to this location. Some menu options include Orang-ish Chicken, Cumin Lamb Stir Fry, Double-Fried Chicken Wings, and more. Prices range from $9.00 to $18.00 for menu options. Chiko Shirlington is open Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here.
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