Diners at chef Haidar Karoum's new restaurant, Chloe. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

It's a new year, and if one of your resolutions is to try new restaurants, the month of January has provided you with plenty of fodder. Here's a roundup of the notable openings, as well as some closings:


Bluestone Lane: The Australian chain serves coffee and cafe fare. 1100 23rd St. NW.

ChloeHaidar Karoum, the former chef at Proof, Estadio and Doi Moi, has his first solo restaurant, in Navy Yard. 1331 Fourth St. SE.

Clean Eatz: The chain bills itself as a healthful option and offers meal plans in additional to a la carte dining. 816 H St. NE.

Dorjee Momo: Through at least this summer, you can get Tibetan dumplings and hot pot from Thursday through Sunday nights on the second floor of Bullfrog Bagels' location in Eastern Market. 317 Seventh St. SE.

Elle: The coffee shop, bakery, restaurant and bar in Mount Pleasant comes from the team behind Paisley Fig, Room 11 and Bad Saint and replaces the old Heller's Bakery. 3221 Mount Pleasant St. NW.

Gaslight Tavern: The prolific restaurateur brothers Ian and Eric Hilton opened a 1920s-inspired spot, with food courtesy of Chez Billy Sud chef Brendan L'Etoile. 2012 Ninth St. NW.

Isabella Eatery Dining Hall: The latest part of Mike Isabella's food hall at Tysons Galleria accepts reservations and features food from Arroz, Pepita, Octagon Bar, Requin Oysters & Champagne and Yona. 2001 International Dr., McLean.

Nino's BakeryIf you need a sweet treat, this tiny shop near Franklin Square park hits the right note with some excellent pastries. 1310 L St. NW.

A Rake's Progress: Spike Gjerde of Baltimore's Woodberry Kitchen has a new Mid-Atlantic restaurant inside the Line Hotel in Adams Morgan. 1770 Euclid St. NW.

R Family Kitchen & Bar: The owners of TapaBar in Bethesda decided to replace it with a more casual, comfort-food concept. 4901 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda.


Bold Bite: The local fast-casual closed on 19th Street but remains open in Bethesda and Union Station.

Community: The diner in Bethesda was the brainchild of BGR founder and Medium Rare owner Mark Bucher.

Drift: The Shaw seafood spot said it was time to “drift off into the sunset.”

Driftwood Kitchen: The American-Mediterranean spot on H Street NE is no more.

French Quarter Brasserie: The restaurant that took over the short-lived Shaw-Bijou space was quick to go, too.

Lincoln's Bar-B-Que: The Silver Spring smokehouse didn't last a year.

Read more:

These are the restaurants that opened — and closed — in December

The month of November in restaurant openings and closings

The month of October in restaurant openings and closings

The month of September in restaurant openings and closings