Washington’s crush of new places to eat, in almost every neighborhood, is an embarrassment of riches. That’s why this spring, rather than revisiting old restaurants, we are celebrating only those destinations that have opened in the past year.
Not every fresh face is toast-worthy. (An obvious contender, Requin from Mike Isabella, was dropped from consideration when the restaurateur was sued for alleged sexual harassment and his chef left last month.)
That still leaves a lot to celebrate. My Top 10 list alone includes a mouthwatering tavern, two all-day cafes and a game-changing, plant-focused destination.
My advice: Strap on the feed bag and eat up the scene.