Masseria's courtyard is a gateway to one of the city's best -- new or otherwise -- dining experiences. (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)
If you blinked this year, you probably missed a restaurant opening.
In the 15 years I’ve been covering the Washington dining scene for The Post, I can’t recall a time when so many newcomers popped up, and restaurants in general tried so hard. Not every idea is a good one, of course. As such, my 16th annual Fall Dining Guide is a celebration of the scene, not a collection of also-rans.
As a sign of just how much the landscape has changed, my Top 10 favorites this year carry over only four restaurants from last fall’s guide. See which established players are pushing themselves to new heights, and which newcomers are making an early impact.