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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.

Service Bar

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
(202) 462-7232

The Prospect

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
(202) 450-4130

Jinya Ramen

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

Le DeSales

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
(202) 506-6856

The Bird

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
(202) 518-3609