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This is sparked by a thread in the help wanted forum.  This thread will report on dates for restaurant openings.  Opening dates may be for soft openings.

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Master list of restaurant openings for approximately mid March 2013 - December 2013 (in descending chronological order):

 

Year End Summary:

 

Total number of DC area restaurant openings on this list:  257*

*total does not include Peter Chang's China Cafe in Fredericksburg, VA (although it is on the list of openings) because Fredericksburg is outside the usual DC area when thinking of DC area openings

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 2018:  3*

*that I'm aware of.  Let me know if you have updates.

La Mano Coffee Bar

Thally

Capriotti's (at 18th and M Street, DC)

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 2017:  6*

*that I'm aware of.  Let me know if you have updates.

Shakthi

Shophouse (Bethesda and Georgetown from this list.  Other locations also closed)

Water & Wall

Eat the Rich (changed concept)

Southern Efficiency (changed concept)

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 2016:  7*

*that I'm aware of.  Let me know if you have updates.

Sophie's Cuban Cuisine

Caffe Aficionado

Mockingbird Hill (changing concept)

Max Brenner

Dunya

GBD (changing concept)

Flat Iron Steak (approximate date)

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 2015: 11*

*that I'm aware of.  Let me know if you have updates.

Retrospect Coffee (became Maxie's)

Pei Wei in Dupont

100 Montaditos in Bethesda

Kite Runner Cafe (to be replaced by ramen spot)

Rialto (changed concepts and became Maxime in 2015)

Mothership

Pizza Pass

Diego (Provision 14 took its place in 2015)

La Tagliatella (Clarendon)

Smashburger (Bethesda)

M Cafe Bar (reopened as Sette Osteria in 2015)

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 201412*

*that I'm aware of.  Let me know if you have updates.

Kraze Burger (Barracks Row) (and other area locations may also have closed)

Smashburger (Dupont Circle)

Roof

Newton's Noodle

Mi Cocina

Curry Mantra 3

Bo Dogs

Carriage House (changed concepts and reopened in 2014 as Johnny Pistolas)

Bar di Bari (changed concepts and reopened in 2014 as Red Light)

Little City Gourmet (Urban Pantry took its place in 2014)

Mandalay in Shaw (The Chaplin took its place in 2014)

Firelake Grill

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 20134*

*that I'm aware of.  Let me know if you have updates.

Crossroads (changed concepts and reopened as Zanzibar)

Azur (changed concepts and reopened in 2014 as MBK Menu, which then closed in 2014)

Fat Shorty's (Four Sisters Grill took its place in 2014)

La Fee Verte (did not open)

 

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List of restaurant openings:

 

12/31/13 - Heritage Brewing Company, 9436 Center Point Lane, Manassas, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine; Heritage website)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/31/13 - Simple Bar and Grill, 5828 Georgia Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville; Simple Bar and Grill's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/31/13 [approximate; date when opening reported] - RiRa, 3125 M St, NW, DC (via EaterDC)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/30/13 - Alba Osteria, 425 I (Eye) St, NW, DC (via Washington Business Journal and Washington Post)

Website  Thread

 

12/29/13 - Sugar Daddy's Bakery, 2006 18th St. NW, DC (via Sugar Daddy's Facebook page, found through Washington Business Journal's article)

Free dessert on 12/29 (via Sugar Daddy's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/28/13 [CLOSED on 11/23/14 via BethesdaNow, thanks DonRockwell member mtureck]- Roof, 7940 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD  (via Roof's Facebook page, found through Robert Dyer's post)

Website  Thread

 

12/28/13 [approximate; date when opening reported] - Mr. Banh Mi, 785 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD (via Rockville Nights, found via EaterDC)

No website found (pictures of menu on Rockville Nights)  No thread yet

 

12/26/13 - Bar Louie, 320 23rd St, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

12/27-12/29, receive one free appetizer or flatbread

Website  Thread

 

12/21/13 [CLOSED, changed concept 2017 (Washingtonian)]- Southern Efficiency, 1841 7th St NW, DC (via Derek Brown's email newsletter dated 12/16/13)

Website  Thread

 

12/20/13 -  Agua 301, 301 Water St, SE, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  Thread

 

12/19/13 [date of post reporting opening], Vaso's Kitchen, 1118 King St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member goldenticket's post)

No website found  Thread

 

12/19/13 - 4935 Bar and Kitchen, 4935 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Magazine; opening date via restaurant's Facebook page)

Website No thread yet

 

12/19/13 - Smashburger, 1500-E Cornerside Boulevard, Vienna VA  (via Burger Days and thanks to DonRockwell member Scott Johnston for his post)

Website  Thread

 

12/18/13 - Catch 15, 1518 K St, NW, DC (via Catch 15's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

12/18/13 - Kino Spoon (or Ki No Spoon), 891 Rockville Pike, Suite D (Wintergreen Plaza), Rockville MD (on 12/29/13, I saw they were open. I called and staff person gave opening date).

No website found (Facebook page)  No thread yet

 

12/17/13 [approximate date; date of post reporting opening] - Jae Brown Bakery, 7607 MacArthur Blvd, Cabin John, MD (via Chowhound member Just Visiting's post)

No website found  Thread

 

12/17/13 - Newtown Kitchen & Bar, 1336 U St, NW, DC  (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/17/13 - Stoney's on L, 2101 L St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member squidsdc, Stoney's Facebook page)

Website  Thread)

 

12/16/13 - Eden Kitchen, 6793-C Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA (on 12/23/13, I saw that they were open.  I asked a staff person who said they opened a week ago.)

No website found  Thread

 

12/14/13 [CLOSED approx. Jan. 2015 via Robert Dyer and Bethesda Now]- Pizza Pass, 4924 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Now)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/13/13 - Bravo Lounge, 2917 Georgia Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/12/13 - Urban Butcher, 8226 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD (via Tim Carman/Washington Post)

Website  Thread

 

12/11/13 [CLOSED or Closing via DonRocks' post]- Smashburger, 4903 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Potomac Patch)

Website  Thread

 

12/10/13 - Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T St, NW, DC  (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

 

12/09/13 - City Tap House, 901 Eye St, NW, DC (via BisNow and Penn Quarter Living tweet)

Website  Thread

 

12/08/13 - Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD (via UrbanDaddy and thanks to DonRockwell member Murphie)

Website  Thread

 

12/07/13 or 12/08/13 [approximate] - Salt & Pepper Grill II, 3925 14th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Salt & Pepper Grill II website not found; website for Salt & Pepper Grill I   No thread yet

 

12/07/13 - All Souls Bar, 725 T St, NW, DC (via All Souls Bar tweet, found via 930 Club tweet)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/03/13 [CLOSED 05/29/16 via PoPville] - Dunya, 801 Florida Ave, NW, DC (via Dunya's tweet and Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet

 

12/01/13 - Fainting Goat, 1330 U St, NW, DC (via PoPville and Fainting Goat Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

 

11/30/13 - Zensai Sushi, 8624 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD (via DonRockwell member Fuzzy510's post.  I called restaurant and staff person provided opening date)

Website  Thread

 

11/26/13 - La Piquette, 3714 Macomb St, NW, DC (via EaterDC)

Website  Thread

 

11/26/13 - Little Red Fox, 5035 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via Little Red Fox tweet)

Website  Thread

 

11/26/13 -- Waterfront Market & Cafe, 7 King St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member goldenticket's post)

Website  Thread

 

11/25/13 - BJ's Brewhouse, 5616 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, MD (via BJ's press release)

Website  Thread

 

11/21/13 - Bolt Burgers, 1010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC  (via DonRockwell member lackadaisi's post)

Website  Thread

 

11/21/13 [CLOSED in 2018, via Laura Hayes]- Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, 1800 M St, NW, DC (via Capriotti's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

11/20/13 - Donburi, 2438 18th Street, NW, DC  (via PoPville)

No website found (Facebook pageThread

 

11/19/13 - Trattoria Villagio, 7145 Main St, Clifton, VA (via DonRockwell member wrash's post, opening date via restaurant's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

11/19/13 - Osteria Morini, 301 Water St, SW, Suite 109, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

 

11/19/13 - Iron Gate, 1734 N St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

 

11/14/13 - Nature's Table, 1145 19th St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member squidsdc; date via Nature's Table's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

 

11/13/13 [date when weezy reported opening; actual opening date unknown] - Sinbad, 3250 Duke St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member weezy)

No website found   No thread yet

 

11/12/13 - Bar Louie, 14081 Promenade Commons St, Gainesville, VA (via DonRockwell member Biotech's post; opening date via PR Newswire)

11/14-11/17, receive one free appetizer or flatbread

Website  Thread

 

11/04/13 - Markham's Bar and Grill, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Robert Dyer blog

Website  Thread

 

11/02/13 [approximate date] - Bread and Water, 1512 Belleview Blvd, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member Free Wilma's post; opening date presumed from Bread and Water's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

11/02/13 [approximate date] - Kochix, 400 Florida Ave, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member's Rhone1998's post and PoPville)

Website  Thread

 

11/02/13 - Culture Coffee, 709 Kennedy St, NW, DC (via darkstar965's post, opening date from Culture Coffee's Facebook page)
Website Thread
 

11/02/13 [CLOSED in Feb. 2017 via ArlNow]- Water and Wall, 3811 N. Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA  (via Northern Virginia Magazine)

Website  Thread

 

11/02/13 - Zeke's Coffee, 2300 Rhode Island Ave, NE, DC  (via Bakehouse Facebook post of Zeke's Facebook post)

Website  DC thread (Baltimore thread)

 

October/November - Stone Fish Grill, 1708 L St, NW, DC  (hiring info on PoPville, seems to have opened in the fall/winter)

Website not working (Facebook page)  No thread yet

 

Late October - Pho Hoang, 13830 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)

No website found  No thread yet

 

10/31/13 [approximate; on 11/21/13 person who answered phone said they opened about 3 weeks ago] - Viet Aroma, 165 Glyndon St. SE, Vienna, VA (via DonRockwell member DrXmus; called restaurant for opening date)

Website  No thread yet 

 

10/31/13 - Park View Patio, 3632 Georgia Ave, NW, DC (via Fritz Hahn tweet, more info at Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet
 

10/31/13 - Buzz Bakery, 300 Tingey St, SE, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

 

10/31/13 - Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen, Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave, Fairfax, VA (via Eater DC)

Website  No thread yet

 

10/30/13 - BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA (via Washington Business Journal)

Website  Thread

 

10/30/13 - Sweetgreen, 6707 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA  (via Northern Virginia Magazine tweet)

Pay what you want on grand opening day from 11am - 4pm with proceeds going to Fresh Farm Markets

Website Thread

 

10/30/13 [CLOSED in 2017 via Bethesda Magazine] - Shophouse, 4820 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD (via Robert Dyer's blog)

Website  Thread

 

10/29/13 [approximate - date of PoPville post reporting it opened] - Italian Gourmet Deli, 1707 L St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

 

10/29/13 - Bluejacket and Arsenal, 300 Tingey St, SE, DC (via Washington Post and thanks to DonRockwell member Deac)

Website  Thread

 

10/25/13 [CLOSED approx. 2017]- Shakthi, 3807 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA (via Simul Parikh's post, opening date from Shakthi's Facebook page)
Website Thread

 

10/24/13 - Zoe's Kitchen, 3644 King St, Alexandria, VA (via Washingtonian, noticed from EaterDC)

Website  Thread

 

10/23/13 - Smashburger, 20640 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Suite D1, Germantown, MD (via Gaithersburg Patch)

Website  Thread

 

10/22/13 - Fresh Baguette, 4919 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MA (via Robert Dyer blog)

Website  Thread

 

10/22/13 - Bobby's Burger Palace, 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Now)

Website Thread

 

10/21/13 [CLOSED Oct. 2016  via ArlNow]- Caffe Aficionado, 1919 N. Lynn St, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  Thread

 

10/21/13 - River Bend Bistro, 7966 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member durwoodx's post)

Website  Thread

 

10/19/13 [CLOSED, changed concept 2017 (Washingtonian)]- Eat the Rich, 1839 7th St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  Thread

 

10/18/13 - Kaldi's Coffee Bar, 918 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, MD (via Tim Carman; opening date from Kaldi's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

10/18/13 - DCity Smokehouse, 8 Florida Ave, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  Thread

 

10/18/13 - Eno Wine Bar, 2810 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC (via Wash Post Going Out Guide tweet)

Website  No thread yet

 

10/17/13 [CLOSED around March 2014 via PoPville] - Kraze Burger, 415 8th St, SE, DC (via Burger Days tweet and DonRockwell member Pat's post)

Website Thread

 

10/17/13 - Curbside Cupcakes, 257 15th St, SE, DC (via DonRockwell member Pat's post)

Website  Thread

 

10/12/13 [CLOSED in June 2015 via DonRockwell member Kev29's post] - 100 Montaditos, 4922 Elm St, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Now; 100 Montaditos tweet)

Website  Thread

 

10/09/13 [CLOSED via PoPville] - Bo-Dogs, 614 E St NW, DC (via Penn Quarter Living)

Website  No thread yet

 

10/05/13 - Honey Pig, 19727 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD (via Honey Pig Facebook page & found from EaterDC)

Website  Thread

 

10/03/13 - Copperwood Tavern, 4021 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  No thread yet

 

10/03/13 [CLOSED via 11/19/14 PoPville post]- Newton's Noodles, 1129 20th Street, NW, DC (via restaurant's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

10/02/13 [CLOSED in 2016 via PoPville]- Sophie's Cuban Cuisine, 1134 19th Street, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member squidsdc)

Website  Thread

 

10/2/13 - Bar Louie,  20586 East Hampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA (via Ashburn location's Facebook page)

10/3-10/6, receive one free appetizer or flatbread

Website  Thread

 

10/01/13 - Giardino, 8944 Burke Lake Rd, Springfield, VA  (via DonRockwell member Kibbee Nayee's post; opening date from Burke Patch)

Website  No thread yet

 

10/01/13 - Trio Grill, 8100 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA (via DonRockwell member DrXmus; twitter page)

Website  No thread yet

 

10/01/13 - Nicos' Tavern, Old Town Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member daveo)

No website found  No thread yet

 

10/01/13 - At Kaiser's - The Austrian Gasthaus, 44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Suite 100, Ashburn, VA (via DonRockwell member bbhasin)

Website No thread yet

 

10/01/13 - Rose's Luxury, 717 8th St, SE, DC (via DonRockwell member sklarithy's post)

Website  Thread

 

09/30/13 - Barcelona Wine Bar, 1622 14th St, NW, DC (via PoPville commenter mid city architect and restaurant Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

09/26/13 - Mix Bar and Grille, 9812 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD (via restaurant's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

09/26/13 - Piazza Beer Garden, 7401 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD (via Robert Dyer blog)

Website  No thread yet

 

09/26/13 [CLOSED and had concept change to Maxime in 2015]- Rialto, 2915 M St, NW, DC (via Washington Business Journal)

Website  No thread yet

 

09/25/13 - Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur Street, NW, DC (via New Brightwoodian Blog)

Soft opening 09/25 and 9/26 with 10% discount each night; grand opening on 09/27/13 (via New Brightwoodian Blog)

Website (nothing there yet. Twitter is @PetworthCitizen.  Some info and pictures of bar and menu are on PoPville).  Thread

 

09/25/13 - Pho Eatery Noodle Bar, 11618 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD (via DonRockwell member rockcreek; opening date on banner in front of restaurant)

10/01/13 Banner is still up in front that says "Grand opening Wed 9/25/13 15% off

Website  No thread yet

 

09/22/13 [CLOSED in 2015 via PoPville]- Pei Wei, 1212 18th St, NW, DC (via EaterDC)

Website  Thread

 

09/21/13 - Bold Bite, Union Station, lower level Food Court, DC (via DonRockwell member Sthitch's post; date from restaurant's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

9/21/13 - Viet Garden, 6763 Wilson Blvd #A, Falls Church, VA (via a Grand Opening sign that I saw on 12/23/13)

No website found  No thread yet (Dining at Eden Center thread)

 

09/20/13 - House of Milae, 4932 St. Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Magazine)

No website found (Facebook page, menu and hours at Robert Dyer's blogThread

 

09/19/13 [date when DonRocks reported opening; actual opening date unknown] - Latino Chicken Place, 7263 G Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA (via DonRocks' post plus read down to Escoffier's post)

No website found  Thread

 

09/19/13 - Vino Volo, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr, McLean, VA (via DonRocks' post here)

Website  Thread

 

09/17/13 - Far East Taco Grille, 409 15th Street, NE, DC (via Far East Facebook page & Frozen Tropics, thanks also to DonRockwell member DCDuck)

Website  Thread

 

09/16/13 or 09/22/13 - Famous Dave's, 20660 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown, MD (9/16 date via Washington Business Journal, 9/22 date via EaterDC)

Website  Thread

 

09/11/13 [CLOSED on 12/14/14 via PoPville] - Smashburger, 1739 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

 

09/10/13 - Duke's Grocery, 1513 17th St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  Thread

 

09/08/13 [CLOSED on 5/15/14 via Washington City Paper] - Mandalay,1501 9th St, NW, DC (some info in DonRockwell member porcupine's post)

Note: On 09/08/13, they had a buffet for reserved seatings (via Washington City Paper)
Sometime around 10/19/13, the DC location opened with fixed price menu (via reservation availability on City Eats).

Website Thread

 

09/08/13 [CLOSED along with Curry Mantra 2 on 10/31/14 via Northern Virginia Magazine]- Curry Mantra 3, 262 H Cedar Lane, SE, Vienna, VA (via Northern Virginia magazine tweet)

Diners eat free on opening day according to Northern Virginia magazine

Website  Thread

 

09/05/13 - Bracket Room, 1210 N. Garfield St, Arlington, VA (via Bracket Room tweet (click on photo))

Website  No thread yet

 

09/06/13 - El Centro, 1218 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

 

09/05/13 - Sala Thai, 2300 Washington Place, NE, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

 

09/05/13 - Bar Charley, 1825 18th St, NW, DC (via Going Out Gurus chat)
Website  No thread yet

 

09/04/13 - DACHA Beer Garden,1600 7th St, NW, DC (via DACHA Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

 

09/04/13 - Indigo, 3rd and K, NE, DC (via Indigo tweet, tip from DonRockwell member Sthitch)

No website found (twitter @indigowdc) No thread yet

 

09/03/13 [CLOSED March 2018 via PoPville]- La Mano Coffee Bar, 304 Carroll St NW, DC (via La Mano tweet and Nevin Martell tweet)

Website  No thread yet

 

09/03/13 - Nantucket's Reef, 9755 Traville Gateway Dr, Rockville, MD (via Nantucket's Reef Facebook page)

Website Thread

 

09/03/13 - Open Road Grill, 8100 Lee Highway, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA (via DonRockwell member JBag57's post here)

Website  No thread yet

 

September [approximate] - Anh-Dao,1129 Penn Ave, SE, DC (via Hillrag and DonRockwell member Pat's post)

No website found  No thread yet but post here

 

Late August - Namaste, 6138 Rose Hill Dr, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member durwoodx's post and tip from monavano's post]

Website  Thread

 

08/30/13 - Pho Viet and Grille, 1639 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, DC (via PoPville)

No website found  No thread yet

 

08/28/13 - Baby Wale, 1124 9th St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell members Scott Johnston, DonRocks, and mdt in discussion starting here down to post #909)

Website  Thread

 

08/28/13 - Red Rocks, 1348 H St, NE, DC (via Red Rocks Facebook page)
Website Thread

 

08/27/13 - Burger 7, 4533 Duke St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRocks' post; website)

Website  Thread

 

08/27/13 [CLOSED in Feb. 2018 via Thally]- Thally, 1316 Ninth St, NW, DC (via Washingtonian)
Website Thread

08/27/13 - Doi Moi, 1800 14th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)
Website  Thread

 

08/23/13 - Arlington Kabob, 5046 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA (via alkapal on Chowhound; date from restaurant's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

 

08/22/13 [CLOSED in Jan 2015 via PoPville] - M Cafe Bar, 1634 14th St, NW, DC (found via retweet from GirlMeetsFood; date from restaurant's website)

Website  No thread yet

 

08/22/13 [date when opening reported; actual opening date unknown] - South China, 660 S. Pickett St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member Smita Nordwall)
Website  Thread

08/22/13 - Aladdin, 5169 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)
No website found  Thread

08/22/13 [approximate] - El Atardecer, 3475 14th Street, NW, DC (via PoPville)
No website found No thread yet

 

08/20/13 - Custom Fuel, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC (via Washington Business Journal)
Website No thread yet

 

08/19/13 - Fish Taco, 7945 MacArthur Boulevard, Bethesda MD (via DonRockwell member porcupine's post and jrichstar's post plus reports from Marty L. and stockwatch)

Website  Thread

 

08/19/13 - Timothy Dean Burger, 250 K St, NE, DC (via EaterDC)
Website  Thread

08/19/13 [CLOSED in 2017 via Bethesda Magazine]- Shophouse, 2805 M St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)
Website Thread

08/19/13 - Ted's Bulletin, 1818 14th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)
Website Thread

08/19/13 - Bennigan's, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Falls Church, VA (via DonRockwell member daveo)
Website (Facebook page) Thread

 

08/17/13 [CLOSED, evicted on 7/8/14 via WUSA9] [approximate opening date; on 11/17/13 person who answered phone said they opened about 3 months ago] - Firelake Grill, 4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member jandres374's post)

Website  Thread

 

08/16/13 [approximate date. On 9/16/13, person who answered phone said they opened about a month ago] - Silk Road Choyona, 28 Bureau Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (via DonRockwell member bookluvingbabe's post here; I called restaurant for opening date]

Website  Thread

 

08/15/13 - Kraze Burger, 19865 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD (via Kraze Burger tweet)
Website Thread

08/15/13 [special dinner, regular opening 08/16/13] - Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 11333 Woodglen Dr, Rockville, MD (via DonRockwell member lperry's Calendar entry and Robert Dyer blog)
08/15/13 - opening at 6pm with ribbon cutting. $40/person dinner that night with 100% of proceeds to the Manna Food Center
Website Thread

08/14/13 - Nando's Peri Peri, 350 Tingey Street, SE, DC (via PoPville)
Website Thread

08/08/13 - Mussel Bar, 800 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)
Website Thread

08/06/13 - Wapa Cafe, 6230 Georgia Ave, NW, DC (via Tim Carman tweet and Facebook page)
Website not working, Facebook page

08/06/13 - Ovvio Osteria, 2727 Merrilee Dr, Merrifield, VA (via Ovvio Osteria Facebook)
Website  Thread

 

08/03/13 - Yia Yia's Kitchen, 10413 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD (via Todd Kliman and Yia Yia's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

07/31/13 - Bonchon, 14563 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge, VA (via Facebook page)
Soft opening with limited menu
Website (Location specific Facebook page) Thread

07/31/13 [CLOSED via 06/28/16 post Robert Dyer]- Max Brenner, 7263 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Max Brenner Facebook)
Website No thread yet

07/29/13 - Good Stuff Eatery, 3291 M St, NW, DC (via Spike Mendelsohn tweet)
Website Thread

07/26/13 - G Sandwich, 2201 14th St, NW, DC (via Tom Sietsema)
Sandwich shop opens on 07/26/13; evening tasting menu begins on 08/03/13
Website Thread

 

07/25/13 - Trapezaria, 11 N. Washington St, Rockville, MD  (via Todd Kliman, opening date from Trapezaria's Facebook page, thanks also to DonRockwell member lekkerwijn)

Website  Thread

07/25/13 [approximate] West Wing Cafe, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC (via Robert Dyer blog, Mazza Gallerie Facebook page)
No website found for this location No thread yet

07/22/13 - Mellow Mushroom, 1030 Elden St, Herndon, VA (via EaterDC and Mellow Mushroom tweet)
Website No thread yet

07/19/13 - Crooked Run Brewery, 205 Harrison St, SE, Leesburg, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)
Website No thread yet

07/19/13 - LIA Cafe (and Ramona's Salon & Day Spa), 3103 Mount Pleasant St, NW, DC (via The 42)
No website found (Facebook event here) No thread yet

07/19/13 [CLOSED via DonRockwell member goldenticket's Jan 2016 post]- Flat Iron Steak & Saloon, 808 King St, Alexandria, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)
Website Thread

07/18/13 [CLOSED in Jan. 2015 via PoPville but may reopen under new concept]- Diego, 2100 14th St, NW, DC (via Urban Daddy)
Also closed temporarily soon after opening and reopened with new chef and menu. 

Website Thread

07/17/13 [approximate] - Cedar Hill Bar & Grill, 2200 Martin Luther King Ave, SE, DC (via Congress Heights On the Rise linked by Jessica Sidman tweet)
No website found No thread yet

07/17/13 - Thomas Foolery, 2029 P St, DC (via PoPville and Washington City Paper)
Website Thread

07/16/13 - Mediterranean Spot, 2421 18th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)
No website found No thread yet

07/15/13 - Sweetgreen, 8517 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD (via Sweetgreen tweet and instagram)
On 07/15/13, pay what you want from 11am-4pm, and the proceeds benefit Fresh Farm markets
Website Thread

07/15/13 - Bardo, 1200 Bladensburg Rd, NE, DC (via tweet by Alyson Ann Cina @AACina retweeted and confirmed by @FrozenTropics that they're hoping to open after 5pm on Mon)
Website (Facebook page) No restaurant thread yet but discussion here, here and here.

07/15/13 - Bonchon, 2209 N. Pershing Dr, Suite E, Arlington, VA (via Bonchon Facebook page)
Website (Location specific Facebook page) Thread

07/12/13 [CLOSED in 2015 via PoPville]- Retrospect Coffee & Tea, 1020 19th St, NW, DC (via M.E. Swing Facebook page noted by EaterDC)
Website No thread yet

07/10/13 - Momo's Nepalese Food, 6304 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA (via DonRockwell member Kibbee Nayee's post here and Facebook page)
Website Thread

 

07/10/13 [approximate; special guests only soft opening on 6/29/13] - Triple B Fresh, 1506 19th St, NW, DC (via PoPville; Triple B Fresh's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

 

07/09/13 - Libertine, 2435 18th St, NW, DC (via Washingtonian)
Website  No thread yet

07/08/13 - Attman's Deli, 7913 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD (via DonRockwell member DanielK and Facebook page)
Testing from 12pm-3pm on July 5, 6, and 7. Ask for "KIBITZ room" as the code word for a free lunch sample to eat in (according to Attman's tweets here and here).
Website Thread

07/06/13 - Meat in a Box, 2005 18th St, NW, DC (via Facebook page)
Website Thread

07/05/13 - Casa Luca, 1099 New York Ave, NW, DC (via Tom Sietsema tweet)
"10% off all food for first few weeks" according to Tom Sietsema
Website Thread

07/05/13 - Kapnos, 2201 14th St NW, DC (via Tom Sietsema)
Website Thread

07/03/13 - Golden Hong Kong, 6396 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA (via DonRockwell member Kibbee Nayee's post)
No website found Thread

07/01/13 - La Fee Verte, 2204 14th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)
No website found No thread yet
La Fee Verte didn't actually open and won't be opening (via Washington City Paper)

06/29/13 - Kabin Lounge, 1337 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC (via PoPville)
Website No thread yet

06/28/13 - Zento, 693 North Washington St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member weezy)
Website Thread

06/28/13 - Bearnaise (via Roll Call, retweeted by Washington Eats)
Website Thread

06/27/13 - Tom Yum District, 1515 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)
Website No thread yet

 

06/25/13 - Shake Shack, 800 F St, NW, DC (via rkearney tweet, retweeted by PoPville)

Website Thread

06/24/13 - Teddy & The Bully Bar, 1200 19th St., NW, DC (via restaurant website)
Website  Thread

06/22/13 [CLOSED on Jan. 26, 2014 (via Washington City Paper)] - Bar di Bari, 1401 R St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Bar di Bari was replaced in 2014 by new concept called Red Light via Washington City Paper

Website No thread yet

6/21/13 - Decanter, 923 16th St, NW, DC (via Tim Carman, Eater DC)
Website Thread

06/20/13 - Osteria Marzano, 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member daveo and Osteria Marzano tweet)
Website  Thread

06/20/13 - Taylor Gourmet, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC (via What Mickey Eats tweet)
Website Thread

06/19/13 - Pete's New Haven Style Apizza, 962 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD, (via Pete's tweet)
Website Thread

06/19/13 - MXDC, 600 14th St. NW, DC (via Wash Business Journal)
Website Thread

06/19/13 - BadWolf Brewing Company, 9776 Center St., Manassas, VA (via Musings Over a Pint blog)
Website No thread yet

06/17/13 - Taco Bamba, 2190 Pimmit Dr, Falls Church, VA (via Tom Sietsema)
Website Thread

06/17/13 - Malmaison, 3401 K St, NW, DC (via Washingtonian)
Website  Thread

06/13/13 - Protein Bar, 1011 19th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)
On 6/13, first 51 people in line at 11am will receive free Protein Bar Bar-rito (via PoPville)
Website Thread
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06/12/13 - &pizza, 1250 U St, NW, DC (via WhatMickyEats tweet)
Website Thread

06/12/13 - Arcuri, 2400 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC (via Arcuri Facebook page)
Website Thread

06/10/13 - Extreme Pizza, 1419 S. Fern St, Arlington, VA (via ShopArlington retweet of Extreme Pizza tweet)
Website Thread

06/08/13 - Sushi Capitol, 325 Pennsylvania Ave, SW, DC (via PoPville, opening date from website, thanks DonRockwell member JoshNE)
Website  Thread

06/07/13 [CLOSED June 2016 for concept change via Washingtonian) - Mockingbird Hill, 1843 7th St. NW, DC (via Tom Sietsema tweet)
Website Thread

06/04/13 - Tavern 64 Regional Kitchen (Hyatt Regency), 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)
Website No thread yet

06/03/13 - Seoul Food, 11310 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD (via Seoul Food tweet)
Website Thread

06/01/13 - The Sushi Bar, 2312 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA (via Theismann Media tweet)
Website   Thread

Summer 2013 - Bistro 7107, 513 23rd St, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  No thread yet 

05/31/13 - Showtime Lounge, 113 Rhode Island Ave, NW, DC (via Fritz Hahn tweet)
No website found (Facebook page) No thread yet

05/29/13 - Federal Restaurant and Lounge, 2477 18th St. NW, DC (via Washington City Paper; I called the restaurant and staff person provided opening date)
Website No thread yet

05/28/13 - Le Mirch, 1736 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member daveo)
Website No thread yet

05/28/13 - Capitol Prague Restaurant, 3277 M Street, NW, DC (via PoPville)
Website No thread yet

05/27/13 - Nick's Pizza & Subs, 14125 Seneca Rd, Darnestown, MD (via DonRockwell member jayandstacey's post here and website)
Website Thread

05/25/13 - The Elroy, 1423 H St. NE, DC (via Jessica Sidman Washington City Paper)
Website No thread yet

05/24/13 - Cantina Mexicana, 922 Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)
Website Thread

05/23/13 - Asia 54, 2122 P St, NW, DC (via call to restaurant to confirm they were open; staff member provided date of 5/23 but I found writeups on yelp, traveladvisor from 5/22. Read about restaurant on PoPville)
Website No thread yet

05/22/13 - Scion, 1200 East-West Highway, Silver Spring MD (via Scion tweet)
Website Thread

05/21/13 - Vendetta, 1212 H St, NE, DC (via Washington Post)
Website Thread


05/21/13 - Bobby's Burger Palace, 2712 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge, VA (via Eater DC)
Website Thread

05/21/13 - Which Wich, 4300 Wilson Boulevard # 160, Arlington, VA (via Kelly Greene tweet)
Website No thread yet

05/20/13 - Sweet Leaf Cafe, 2200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via @zshoup tweet retweeted by Arl Now. I went to Sweet Leaf on 5/20 (Mon), and staff person said they opened for business that day, 5/20, but gave out free food over the weekend.)
Website No thread yet, but there's a post here

05/20/13 - Piola, 2208 14th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)
Website Thread

05/18/13 - Benny's Bar & Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD (via Bethesda Magazine)
05/17/13 - 25% off during limited hours as they trained their staff, 5/18/13 opened for lunch, 05/19/13 closed, 05/20/13 open for lunch/dinner going forward (Facebook page)
Website No thread yet but some posts here

05/18/13 [CLOSED on 05/14/15 via ArlNow]- Kite Runner Cafe, 3800 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA (via Arl Now, opening date via Kite Runner Cafe Facebook page)
05/18/13 - 20% off
Website Thread

05/15/13 - Etto, 1541 14th St NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman tweet)
Website Thread

05/15/13 - Taqueria Nacional, 1409 T St, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman tweet)
Website Thread

05/15/13 - Bakehouse, 1407 T St, NW, DC (via Bakehouse tweet)
Website Thread

05/13/13 - Wagshals, 3201 New Mexico Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville, Wagshals Facebook page)
Only opening for a few hours each day at the beginning

Website Thread

05/10/13 - EurAsian Hot Pot Noodles and Tapas, 4445 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC (via The Eagle)
No website found No thread yet but see post here

05/10/13 [CLOSED via DonRockwell member's Smithhemb's 11/3/14 post]- Mi Cocina, 5471 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD (via PoPville)
Website Thread


05/10/13 - Peter Chang's China Cafe, 1771 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA (via Free-Lance Star and I called the Richmond location to confirm; see Thread for info)
Website Thread

05/09/13 - Chupacabra, 822 H St, NE, DC (via Eater DC)

Website  Thread

05/08/13 - Sweetgreen, 1325 W St, NW, DC (via PoPville)
On 05/08/13, pay what you want, and the proceeds benefit Sweetgreen in schools (via Popville)
Website Thread

05/07/13 - Ghibellina, 1610 14th St, NW, DC (via Ghibellina tweet)
Website Thread

05/07/13 - District Tea Lodge, 1922 I (Eye) St, NW, DC (via Facebook page)
Website  No thread yet

05/07/13 - B Too, 1325 14th St, NW, DC (via Eater DC, B Too tweet)

Website Thread

05/07/13 - Nooshi, 524 8th St, SE, DC (via PoPville)
On 05/07/13, soft opening discount of 50% off food, wine & beer from 5-10pm (via PoPville)

Website Thread

05/06/13 - M.E. Swing Coffee Roasters Cafe, 501 East Monroe Ave, Alexandria, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)
Website Thread


05/06/13 - NoPa Kitchen + Bar, 800 F Street, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman tweet)
Website Thread

05/04/13 - Black Whiskey, 1410 14th St, NW, DC (via Eater DC)
Website  Thread


05/03/13 - Kintaro,1039 33rd St, NW, DC (via PoPville)
Website No thread yet

05/03/13 - Froggy Bottom Pub (new location), 2012 K St, NW, DC (via PoPville)
Website No thread yet

05/03/13 - The Observatory, rooftop at the Graham Hotel, 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, DC (via Brightest Young Things)
Website No thread yet


05/01/13 - District Taco, 656 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, DC (via PoPville)
Website Thread

04/29/13 - Yuzu, 7345 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD (via Robert Dyer)
Website Thread

04/29/13 - Alamo Drafthouse, 20575 East Hampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA (grand opening 05/03/13 via Eater DC)
Movie theater/restaurant. Soft opening from 04/29-05/01/13 with 50% off food, $2 movie tickets (via Alamo tweet)
Website Thread

04/27/13 - Capitol Prague Cafe, 3277 M Street, NW, DC (via PoPville, opening date via Patch)

Website No thread yet

04/25/13 - Kapao Asian Kitchen, 446640 Waxpool Rd, #100, Ashburn, VA (via Jennie Tai tweet; I called restaurant and owner provided opening date)
Website  Thread

04/25/13 - Blackfinn Ameripub, 2750 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA (via Eater DC)
Website No thread yet


04/22/13- Hibiscus, 11790-A Baron Cameron Ave, Reston, VA (via Jennie Tai tweet)
04/22/13-04/27/13 20% discount (excluding alcohol)
Website  Thread

04/22/13 - Del Campo, 777 I (Eye) St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website Thread

04/20/13 or 04/21/13 [approximate date] - Z-Burger, 3325 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)
Website Thread

04/19/13 - Le Mediterranean Bistro, 4008 University Drive, Fairfax, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)
Website Thread

04/17/13 [CLOSED via DonRocks' 10/15/13 post.  Has been replaced by new concept Zanzibar, opened 11/8/13] - Crossroads, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC (via Eater DC. I called the restaurant, and staff person provided opening date.)

No website Thread

04/16/13 [CLOSED and changed concepts, reopened on 9/5/14 as Johnny Pistolas via PoPville, under the same owners via Washington City Paper] - Carriage House, 2333 18th St, NW, DC (via The 42, link from Eater DC)
Website No thread yet

04/16/13 - The Red Hen, 1822 1st St, NW, DC (via Tom Sietsema tweet)
Website Thread

04/15/13 - Dangerously Delicious Pies, 675 I (Eye) St, NW, DC (via Eater DC)

Website Thread

04/15/13 [CLOSED in Jan 2014 according to Northern Virginia Magazine] - Little City Gourmet, 2121 N. Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website Thread

04/13/13 [CLOSED 9/27/13 to be replaced by new concept]- Azur, 405 Eighth St, NW, DC (via Tom Sietsema)
Website Thread

04/12/13 - Sol Mexican Grill, 1251 H St, NE, DC (via PoPville)
04/06-04/20/13, buy one get one free (see menu on PoPville)
Website Thread

04/12/13 -Matchbox, Mosaic District, Merrifield, VA (via Mosaic District's Facebook page)
Website Thread

04/08/13 - New Orleans Cajun Seafood, 6168 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA (via alkapal on Chowhound)
Website Thread

04/08/13 - Park Tavern, 202 M St, SE, DC (via Eater DC)
Website No thread yet

04/08/13 - Astro Doughnuts, 1308 G Street, NW, DC
First 200 doughnuts free with purchase (via Astro Doughnuts tweet; Washington Post)
Website Thread

04/07/13 - Le Diplomate, 1601 14th St, NW, DC
Soft opening on April 7 with 10% off food until they officially open on 4/15/13 (via Metrocurean; Jessica Sidman; Le Diplomate Facebook)
Website Thread

04/05/13 [CLOSED on 03/16/16 via GBD tweet]- GBD, 1323 Conn Ave., NW, DC (via Washington Post)
Website Thread

04/04/13 - East Dumpling House, 12 N. Washington St, Rockville, MD (via Eater DC, which cited Rockville Nights. I called the restaurant, and staff person provided opening date)
No website found, but Rockville Nights has pictures of the menu. Thread

04/04/13 [CLOSED on 10/27/13 via DistrictCuisine tweet retweeted by ArlNow, posted by SeanMike]- Fat Shorty's, 3035 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA (via Rock Harper tweet)
Website Thread

04/01/13 [Rumored to close on 1/31/15 via ArlNow; closed 2/20/15 via ArlNow] - La Tagliatella, 2950 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA (via various sources)
Website Thread

 

03/28/13 - Daikaya Izakaya, 705 Sixth St, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman tweet)
Website Thread

 

03/22/13 - The Grill Room. Rye Bar. Both at Capella Hotel, 1050 31st St, NW, DC (via Capella Facebook; UrbanDaddy)
Website Thread (Rye Bar)


03/15/13 - Look (via DonRockwell member jiveturk21 and thanks to FunnyJohn for bringing it up; Facebook page)
Website Thread

 

03/01/13 [CLOSED on 2/22/15 via Washington City Paper; Mothership tweet; Mothership Facebook]- Mothership, 3301 Georgia Ave, NW, DC (via Mothership's tweet)

Website  No thread yet

Edited by cheezepowder

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