The Washington dining scene continues to grow at an almost dizzying clip. Which newcomers are worth visiting?

We've rounded up some of Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema's most recent reviews and previews. These are the 11 spots you should visit now.

Kyirisan: Tim Ma's first restaurant in the District is an expression of his Chinese heritage and French training. One highlight: scallops on a bed of coconut risotto with melting basil ice cream, as featured in The Post's annual 40 Eats roundup.

Zannchi: With Zannchi, recent Georgetown MBA graduate Eunjung Kim brings a taste of Korean cuisine to Georgetown.

Métier: Eric Ziebold's prix fixe experience below Kinship, his first Mount Vernon Square dining room, is an impressive addition to the landscape, if not as transporting as you'd expect, Sietsema says.

Whaley's: With sunny service and high-quality seafood from the team behind DGS, you've got the dinner equivalent of a day at the beach in Southeast -- hold the sand.

Conosci: Conosci, Michael Schlow's fish-focused spot adjacent to sibling Alta Strada, feels intimate, like grazing at a small cocktail party where the hosts happen to be stylish friends.

EatBar: Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Nate Anda revive and reboot the meaty EatBar in Capitol Hill.

All-Purpose: A partnership between the owners of Red Hen and Boundary Stone restaurants in Bloomingdale, All-Purpose updates some of the Italian-American taste memories of chef Michael Friedman's youth.

Ottoman Taverna: Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan pays homage to his home country of Turkey, to pleasing effect in this looker of a dining room in Mount Vernon Triangle.

Requin: Jennifer Carroll is serving up fine French-Mediterranean fare at the Mike Isabella property in the former Gypsy Soul space in Fairfax's Mosaic District.

Alta Strada: Michael Schlow's neighborhood Italian restaurant near Mount Vernon Square is where you want to park your Vespa if you're hungry for something new and inviting.

Drift on 7th: Chef-owner Ferhat Yalcin's reimagined Fishnet is a real catch for Shaw.

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