Thanks to the breakneck pace of restaurant openings in Washington, making dinner plans can be an exhausting proposition.

Is everyone still doing date night at Le Diplomate, or is it time to cancel your reservation to brave the sea of beautiful people (and that dreaded no reservation policy) at Barcelona Wine Bar? Should you grab your usual sandwich from Taylor, or get experimental at Duke's Grocery? And is Rose's Luxury really as awesome as all the Instagram photos suggest?

Keep up with the latest openings in our updated guide to the area's new and notable restaurants, with reviews and early takes  from Tom Sietsema .