Don't know your Kapnos from your Etto? It would be hard to blame you.

Restaurants in the area are opening at a breakneck pace, perhaps nowhere more than on 14th Street NW, where the recession may have, in a roundabout kind of way, created a boom time for dining. If you're looking for the place to make your next date, check out our guide to 2013's new and notable restaurants, complete with links to Tom Sietsema's reviews.