Want to discover the freshest new spots in Washington? From a British-influenced steakhouse to a wine bar and pizza joint, read on for a list of the newest spots to open for business recently.
Scotts is a British-influenced American steakhouse that recently opened in the former Co Co. Sala space at 927 F St. NW.
An old school British vibe is the setting to enjoy dishes such as wild boar pappardelle with pumpkin, salmon served with shaved brussels sprouts and three-mustard sauce, and seafood like tuna tartare or oysters on the half shell.
A silver carving trolley from which guests can procure roast beef, lamb or pork rack roams the dining room.
The bar features both traditional and innovative cocktails, as well as a large collection of malt whiskeys. A members-only club area with a fireplace and library showcases fine brandies, tequilas, rums and rare cask whiskeys.
Bombay Street Food
Next, Bombay Street Food, recently opened at 1413 Park Road NW in Columbia Heights, gives away its priorities right in the name.
Restaurateur and Bombay native Asad Sheikh (Curry Mantra, London Curry House and 1947) is offering a large selection of vibrant appetizers, curries and grilled items like you'd find at carts across India's biggest city.
Many dishes are vegetarian, like veggie samosas, puff balls with yogurt and chutney, or tangy mashed potato with masala sauce. Others are most certainly not. There are lamb, goat and shrimp biryani options, for example, or tandoori salmon and minced lamb and chicken kabobs.
Chai tea and mango lassi are among the handful of drinks available.
Finally, now open at 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW in Dupont Circle is Nero, a wine bar and international restaurant in the former Red Apron Burger Bar location.
The food menu is a mix of Italian and Indian dishes. Look for burrata and shrimp arancini, tandoori chicken and samosas on the Indian side.
For Italian options, check out the pizza options, including classics like pepperoni, sausage and oregano, as well as gourmet versions like truffled mushroom, Parmesan and roasted garlic cream. There are also fusion dishes, like the one with pork belly, mango, Thai basil and spicy tomato curry sauce.
There are dozens of wines — mostly Italian — available by the glass, and a large selection of craft beers on tap.