With seating for 100, the latest Bindaas can serve more than twice as many diners as the Cleveland Park location. (Dixie D. Vereen/for The Washington Post)
In addition to the two dining concepts at the new Museum of the Bible, November welcomed several dining and drinking options to the Washington area. Here's a rundown of the notable developments, plus a few closings.
Bar Elena: Taking over the space formerly occupied by Boundary Road. A bonus: The place includes skee-ball machines, pinball and classic video arcade games. 414 H St. NE.
[What beats the usual happy hour? Bars with skee-ball, arcade and virtual reality games.]
Bindaas: This second location of the Indian street-food restaurant is more than twice the size of the original. The menu has expanded, too. 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Buredo: The makers of the over the top sushi burritos continue to expand in the area, with a new shop in Tenleytown. 4235 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
Jackie Lee's: Formerly a nightclub, the space on Kennedy St. NW is now home to a bar and restaurant. 116 Kennedy St. NW.
Laoban Dumplings: A spot for Chinese dumplings arrives in Foggy Bottom. 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Lucky Buns: Adams Morgan gets a new burger joint from the Alfie's team. 2000 18th St. NW.
Maydan: At this spot from the owners of Compass Rose, everything is cooked over an open fire, with dishes from the Caucasus, North Africa, the Middle East and beyond. 1346 Florida Ave. NW.
[Everything is cooked over an open hearth at this new D.C. restaurant]
Moreland's Tavern: The 16th Street Heights neighborhood gets a new watering hole. 5501 14th St. NW.
Primrose Wine Bar: This French-inspired wine bar in Brookland pours 75 selections by the bottle and another 15 by the glass, plus beer, cider and cocktails. 3000 12th St. NE.
Rare Steak and Seafood: The third location of the Wisconsin steakhouse makes its debut in Washington. (Tip: They sell cheese curds.) 1595 I St. NW.
Seylou Bakery & Mill: Locally grown grains and legumes take center stage in the breads and pastries from this whole grain bakery in Blagden Alley. 926 N St. NW.
Supra: The District's first restaurant devoted to the cuisine of Georgia (as in the country, not the state). 1205 11th St. NW.
1905: The bistro and bar with a spacious rooftop deck is no more.
Villa Mozart: This Italian spot in Fairfax has closed.
The month of October in restaurant openings and closings
The month of September in restaurant openings and closings
The month of August in restaurant openings and closings