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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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DAUPHINE'S
1100 15th St NW The latest from the team that brought you The Salt Line, Long Shot Hospitality has created a new concept inspired by both the culture and flavors of New Orleans, Dauphine's. At the stove, executive chef Kyle Bailey, offers up a menu of New Orleans favorites, everything from raw bar offerings to savory snacks to small plates, sandwiches, and entrees. The team at Dauphine's has partnered with the New Orleans based cocktail experts behind Cure Co., who developed the beverage program. Cocktails range from $12.00 to $16.00, although due to D.C.'s Cocid regulations, guests will not be able to sit at the bar right away. Guests can enjoy their drink, however, on Dauphine's 80-person outdoor patio. Grizform Design Architects and the General Design Company designed the space and channeled the spirit of New Orleans by evoking the tropical warmth, color, and layered history of the city; 202.758.3785; For more information, visit their website here.
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SANDLOT
2715 Pennsylvania Avenue NW The outdoor cultural arts space and eatery, Sandlot, will has officially expanded their offerings to Georgetown from its original Southeast location. This 7,200 square foot location features cold-presseed juice cocktails from local Black-Owned juice bars, as well as a fully equipped food truck, also from Black-Owned restaurants, chef, and caterers. Sandlot also includes cultural events, community markets, fitness classes, and more. The Sandlot is open Thursday through Sunday, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays, 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sundays; 202.455.5325; For more information, visit their website here.
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THE COMMODORE
1636 17th Street NW After closing their doors at their Logan Circle location a year ago, The Commodore has returned to D.C., in the space that is formerly home to Brick Lane in Dupont Circle. Known for their creative burgers, Southern barbeque, and affordable cocktails, The Commodore will be bringing back some old favorites, as well as some new surprises. To celebrate their reopening, The Commodore will be running specials over the weekend, as well as an all-day happy hour that features $5.00 drafts, rails, and glasses of house wine. They are currently open from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.; 202.525.5309; For more information, visit their Facebook here. Photo from The Commodore Facebook  
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THE FRESHMAN
2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA Named after its owner, Nick Freshman, The Freshman has opened in Arlington's National Landing area. This New Concept will serve as an all-day dining spot that will be ideal for the employees and residents in the surrounding area. This new space can fit up To 120 guests Inside And 50 guests outside. In the early hours, The Freshman will serve classic breakfast beverages like coffee and tea while offering healthy, fresh breakfast entrees. For lunch, guests will be able to pick up a variety of their quick grab-and-go options and head back to work. By the end of the night, The Freshman will Be serving more composed dishes as well as cocktails. The Freshman is open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Friday through Sunday; For more information, visit their website here; 571.257.7250. Photo by Joseph Tran
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Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar
1529 14th Street NW Logan Circle has just received a new wine bar with the opening of Vin Sur Vingt, occupying the space formerly home to The Drafting Table. With multiple locations throughout the New York area, this Logan Circle spot is the first location in D.C.. Guests can enjoy the French inspired menu, as well as the changing wine list of 250 wines, 50 being by the glass. This D.C. space is designed to emulate the Bar A Vin in France and has a relaxed ambiance and dimmed lighting. Vin Sur Vignt is currently open Monday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with limited indoor capacity. For more information, visit their website here; 202.244.4201. Photo from Vin Sur Vingt Twitter
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COLADA SHOP: POTOMAC
7993 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD D.C.'s Colada Shop, known for their Cuban-style espresso drinks, rum cocktails, sandwiches, and more, has opened its first location in Maryland n the space formerly home to Le Pain Quotidien in Potomac's Cabin John Village. Executive chef Mario Monte has continued to to expand the menu at this new venture, with the introduction of plates such as green plantain latkes. Guests can also enjoy staples such as daiquiris, croquetas, cheese pastelios, and much more. This new location can hold up to 80 guests inside and will also have 50 seats of patio seating availble, making this Colada Shop's largest location. For more information, visit their website here.  Photo by Rey Lopez
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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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