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DC’s restaurant scene is amongst the most prolific and eclectic in the country. Check out our guide below to learn more about some of the new kids on the block.

The Dabney

Jeremiah Langhorne’s locavore-friendly spot in Shaw has been like catnip to food writers all over the country. Nearly everything at this cozy, rustic spot is sourced from suppliers near the District. Dine on farm-to-table dishes like the sweet corn soup with feta or the heirloom tomato salad with marjoram croutons.

122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 450-1015

Bad Saint

This Filipino, Columbia Heights powerhouse just got ranked number two in Bon Appetit’s list of Best New Restaurants. Given the flavor-packed cuisine, gorgeously detailed interior, and mile-long line constantly outside, it’s not exactly hard to see why.

Timber Pizza Co.

This Petworth pizzeria is a great place to enjoy Neapolitan pies with a big group of friends. We’re all about the Pretty in Pepperoni, which comes piled with provolone and mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil, and plenty of its namesake meat.

809 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 853-9746

Anxo Cidery and Pintos Bar

DC’s first cidery opened its doors in summer 2016 in Ledroit Park to wide acclaim. Take a seat outside on the one of the big wooden benches and order pintxos, Basque cuisine’s answer to tapas and house-made ciders.

300 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 986-3795

Ocean Blue

This Virginia sushi spot, labeled one of the Washingtonian’s top new restaurants, has its own take on conveyor-belt sushi. Instead of sending down rolls across a moving belt, the restaurant floats entrees over through a mini-canal. But there’s more than just sushi available here–you can design your own ramen bowl, order fish tacos, or enjoy a refreshing cocktail.

21438 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, Virginia