Karlos Leopold, a co-owner of Boundary Road on H Street, is readying to open a new restaurant called Nido in D.C.’s Woodridge neighborhood.

Whereas Boundary Road concentrates on American-meets-French fare, Nido’s menu will draw inspiration from a wider swath of the Mediterranean, including Spain, Italy and Greece. Leopold says the dishes will be on the lighter side and “not fat-forward.”

“We’re catering to the neighborhood,” says Leopold, who expects to open Nido in early May following light demolition. “Boundary Road really is a neighborhood spot, and we’re doing that same thing for Woodridge because right now there aren’t many other restaurant options.”

The neighborhood, which Redfin just named one of the top 10 “hottest” neighborhoods in the country for real estate activity, recently welcomed Good Food Markets and the Bespoke Kitchen supper club.

Leopold is partnering with Erin Lingle, the former manager and beverage director of Boundary Road, on the project. Lingle is also overseeing the interior design, which will feature lots of light, soft blue tones, tile and wood.

“Nido means nest in Italian and Spanish,” Leopold says. “We want to create a cozy place where people can hang out and feel comfortable.”

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