D.C.'s best dining newcomers of 2012

Selected by the Washington Post's food critic Tom Sietsema, these restaurants represent the best new kitchens of the year. A sign of the city’s diverse dining scene, here you will find everything from classic Italian to modern Japanese, regional Thai, a limited seating supper club and a hotel restaurant resurrected under a new chef.

GRAPHIC: Alex Baldinger - The Washington Post. Published Dec. 19, 2012.