City Paper is not for tourists
An occasional roundup of coming eats
Redwood Where: Bethesda Row What: Wood-fired oven and rotisserie, a “dining bar” serving the regular menu, small menu of local dishes Who: Eli Hengst and Jared Rager, owners of Mendocino Grille in Georgetown and Sonoma on Cap Hill When: April-ish CommonWealth Where: Columbia Heights, land of renaissance, in condo-to-rental Highland Park What: U.K. gastropub Who: Owners of Hank’s Oyster Bar When: June-ish
100 Prime Where: In the former (and nearly foreclosed upon) 100 King, Alexandria What: Fancy steak, seafood Who: The One Group, which owns restaurants in New York, L.A., Vegas, and Miami. This will be the group’s first foray into D.C.
Co Co. Sala Where: Penn Quarter, 929 F. St. NW What: “Chocolate Lounge” You’re on your own figuring that out. When: Soon, within the next couple of weeks
Corduroy What: The Corduroy known and loved by Tom Sietsema in a new locale Where: Shaw, in a townhouse close to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 1122 9th St. NW When: Imminent
Tacqueria Distrito Federal II Where: Petworth What: It’s “II.” So it’ll kinda be like “I,” with two menus (one Spanish, one not) with tacos, meats When: April-ish
Zikrayet Where: Alexandria What: Lebanese, featuring saj (flat bread) sammies, stews, and hookahs Who: Owners of Lebanese Tavernas When: End of April
Matchbox Where: 521 Eighth St. SE What: Same great sliders and wood-fired pizza (if you like that sort of thing, which I don’t) When: Early summer
Policy Where: 1900 block of 14th Street NW, former home of junky stores What: Seasonal American, sushi When: Sometime this year
Posto Where: In the former Viridian space, 1515 14th St. NW Who: Tosca owner Paolo Sacco What: Northern Italian, casual When: Late summer
Sei Where: Penn Quarter, 444 Seventh St. NW What: Sushi from former Perry’s chef, sake When: Soon
Ray Where: Penn Qurater, 901 9th St. NW What: French, seafood swimming in 100-foot aquarium When: April-ish
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