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2009 Year End Restaurant Retrospective


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I'm sentimental, and I like those year-end retrospectives that come out around this time. Add having alot of time on my hands, the need to entertain myself, and internet access, and here's what I've spent today doing: coming up with a list of restaurant openings and closings in 2009. Feel free to chime in with additions or revisions to the list. Or post about your most memorable meals of the year.

Openings in 2009

Afghan Kabob House

Againn

American Flatbread in Clarendon

Artisan Confections in Clarendon

Assaggi Osteria

Bibiana

Birch and Barley

Bistro Bistro

Bistro Cacao

Blackfinn in DC

Black Fox Lounge

Blue Ridge

Brabo

Cafe Assorti

Cava in Capitol Hill

Cedar

Chef Geoff's in Tysons

Chez Manelle

Chinatown Coffee Company

Churchkey

Columbia Firehouse

DC Noodles

Du Froyo

Eatonville

Eola

Eventide

Fojol Brothers

Fratelli la Bufala

Froyo

Fruity Yogurt

G Street Food

General Store and Post Office Tavern

Georgetown Cupcake in Bethesda

Greenberry

Inox

J&G Steakhouse

Kabobji Grill

Kellari Taverna

Kitchen

Kora

Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon and Dupont

Lost Dog Cafe on Columbia Pike

Maoz

Maple Ave Restaurant

Masala Art

Meat in a Box

Next Door

Passenger

Pesce in new P St location

Pho 14

Ping Pong Dim Sum

Pita Hut

Pitango Gelato on P St

Pizzeria Paradiso at new P St location

Plume

Policy

Potenza

Public Bar

Rays the Steaks at new Courthouse location

Red Curry

The Reserve

Ris

Room 11

Roscoe's

Scion

Screwtop wine bar

Seventh Hill Pizza

Something Sweet

Spice Xing

Souk

Sou'Wester

Sur La Place

Sweetgreen in Dupont

Taylor Gourmet on K St

Toscana Cafe

Toscana Green

Tomatillo Taqueria

Trummers on Main

Velocity Five in Courthouse

Yogen Fruz

Zentan

Zest

Closings in 2009

Bebo

Bice

Bob's 88 Shabu Shabu

Bookbinders

Cafe Trope

Courthouse Bistro

d'Aqua

Enjera

Enology

Etrusco

Farrah Olivia

Ferdinand's

Fratelli la Bufala

Fu Mei

Jackson's Roasting and Carving Company

Hollywood East Cafe on the Boulevard (moving)

Houston's

Hungry Tiger

La Rue 123

Le Mistral

Le Paradou

LeeLoo Lounge

Locanda

Mark and Orlandos

Mocha Hut

Moti's Falafel Stand

Mr. Hibachi

Murky Coffee in Clarendon

Napa 1015

Nark Kara

Nathans

Nicaro

Olives

Peacock Grande Cafe

Pho Saigon 8

Songbird (closed in 2009?)

Spider Kellys closes for renovation

Sweet Life Cafe

Timberlakes

Toscana Grille

Two Quail

Vegetate

The Willard Room

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Thanks for the additions everyone! I've also found a bunch more to add to the lists (with help from Don's List of DC Area Restaurants and continuing searching on this site and the internet). What surprises me is that even though the economy is not doing well, there have been ALOT of new places opening this year.

More Openings in 2009

Acacia Bistro

Bourbon Coffee

Bread and Brew

Brookland Cafe

Burro Grill in Lyon Village

Curbside Cupcakes

District Taco

Elevation Burger at Lee-Harrison Shopping Center and National Harbor

Fire and Sage

Flippin Pizza (various MD and VA locations)

Georgetown Cupcake moves to M St in addition to Bethesda store mentioned above

H Street Country Club

Hominy

Italy Pizza DC

Ketchup

Maizbon Afghan Grill

Mid City Caffe

Molly Malone's

Nava Thai in new location

Nest Cafe

New Kam Fong

Nicaro (new version)

Pizza Authentica

Ren's Ramen

Sahara Lebanese Market & Cafe

Saint Michel Bakery

Sei

Seoul Bok Dae Ji

Siroc

Social

Sushi Taro (new upscale version)

Urfa Tomato Kabob

Wasabi in Tyson's

Additional Closings in 2009

Cafe Gelato

Green Organic Juice Bar (in 2009?)

Inkas Empire (in 2009?)

Javan Restaurant

Kirsten's Cafe

Mayorga Coffee Factory (on 12/31)

Naan & Kabob Food Cart

Pacific Cafe

Paya Thai

Payne's Restaurant

Pho Hong Anh

Savory Cafe

Wasabi to Go at Spout Run

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