The 14th and U Street stretch, home to some of the top restaurants and bars in DC, is also where many new restaurateurs and bar-owners flock to open their spots. Here are our recommendations for the top five newly opened bars and restaurants near the area.
This newly opened cocktail bar on U Street, located near the African-American Civil War Monument, is the place to go for delicious classic drinks. Sip a martini at the bar or go for one of the more innovative cocktails served in cool receptacles like a pineapple.
926-928 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
At the recently opened sports bar The Prospect, fans of all types of athletic teams can get together to watch their game of choice over a beer. Bring some of your fellow sports fans, grab a table, and order a few rounds while you watch your favorite team play.
1214 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
While the 14th Street iteration of this noodle joint is still preparing to open its doors, Jinya Ramen has already made a name for itself with its location in nearby Virginia. Prepare to line up for warm bowls of delicious ramen noodles and spicy, flavorful soups. This spot is perfect both for a quick lunch stop and for a longer dinner with family.
1336 14th Street, NW
Located only a short walk from the St. Gregory Hotel, this chic French restaurant in the Dupont Circle area features innovative takes on classic Parisian-style dishes. Come here to check out dishes like steak with roasted grapes and duck pate with pickles.
1725 Desales St NW, Washington, DC 20036
While it opened last October, this poultry-focused spot still feels like a recently arrived hotspot. Head here for drinks and fun, bird-focused snacks like nachos with eggs and a duck burger with American cheese.
1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001