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List of Restaurant Openings - 2014

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Master list of restaurant openings for 2014 (in descending chronological order):

Year End Summary:

Total number of DC area restaurant openings on this list:  247*

*total does not include restaurant concept changes

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 2018:  1*

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

Drift

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 2017:  2*

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

Boss Shepherd's

Kitty's Saloon

 

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 2016: 9*

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

Ocopa

Alphonse

STK Steakhouse

Tazza Kitchen

Amsterdam Falafel (Clarendon)

Crane and Turtle

Sona Creamery

Capriotti's (Georgetown)

Republic Kitchen and Bar

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 201513*

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

Den of Thieves

Native Foods Cafe (two locations)

Nurish

Gypsy Soul

Noelia

Second State

Pizza Vinoteca

100 Montaditos (Rosslyn)

La Tagliatella (Germantown)

Custom Fuel

Urban Pantry

No. 82 Steak Out

Restaurants on this list that permanently closed in 20145*

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

Greenwich

Lia Cafe Brazil

Menu MBK

House of Falafel

Le Sandwich (replaced by Spice in 2014)

 

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List of restaurant openings:

12/31/14 - Sazon Inka, 6 N. Washington St, Rockville, MD (via Robert Dyer)

No website found (Facebook page)  No thread yet

12/30/14 - BUL - 2431 18th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

12/23/14 [date of post reporting opening, 1/12/15 PoPville report that it's back to Shawarma Spot, not counting as new restaurant] - One to One Lebanese Bistro, 2418 18 St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

12/17/14 - Bump 'n Grind, 1200 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD (via UrbanDaddy)

Soft opening 12/17, grand opening 12/20/14 (via website)

Website  Thread

12/16/14 - District Taco, 701 S. Washington St, Alexandria, VA (via District Taco's tweet, thanks also to DonRockwell member jandres374's post)

Website  Thread

12/15/14 [CLOSED approximately April 2016 via PoPville] - Capriotti's, 3347 M St, NW, DC (via PoPville, Capriotti's)

Website  Thread

12/15/14 - Rare Sweets, City Center, Washington, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  No thread yet

12/11/14 - 100 Montaditos, 300 Tingey St, SE, DC (Yards' tweet)

Website  Thread

12/11/14 [CLOSED on 6/2/15 via Washington City Paper] - Pizza Vinoteca, 800 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  Thread

12/10/14 - Open City, National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC (via owner Constantine S.'s tweet)

Website  Thread

12/5/14 - Thip Khao, 3462 14th St, NW, DC (via Thip Khao tweet)

Soft opening events around November 2014

Website  Thread

12/03/14 [Date of post reporting opening] - Okapi, 4811 Georgia Ave, Washington, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

12/01/14 - Kana Sushi, 7020-B Old Keene Rd, Springfield, VA (via DonRockwell member kibbeenayee's post, opening date from Connection newspapers)

Website  Thread

Early Dec 2014 - Celtic House Irish Pub and Restaurant, 2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA (via DonRockwell member DaveO)

[possibly friends/family opening on 12/09/14 via Celtic House's tweet, official grand opening on 1/23/15-1/25/15]

Website  No thread yet

Early Dec 2014 - City Kitchen, 330 S. Pickett Street, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member StarStraf who also mentioned that it's owned by the owners of Shooter McGees, Ramparts, TJ Stone)

Website  Thread

November 2014 - Bollywood Bistro, 9853 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA (via DonRockwell member JBag57 's post; date via Great Falls Connection)

Website  Thread

11/29/14 [CLOSED 11/2016 via ArlNow]- Tazza Kitchen, 2931 S Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA (via Arlington Unwrapped; opening date from Tazza Kitchen's tweet)

Website  Thread

11/26/14 - Yardhouse, 6791 Springfield Mall Drive, Springfield, VA (via DonRockwell member Destruya's post; opening date from Yardhouse's tweet)

Website  Thread

Week of 11/23/14 - Met Bethesda, 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD (via BethesdaNow)

Website  Thread

11/22/14 - Rise Bakery (gluten free), 2409 18th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

11/22/14 - Copycat Co., 1110 H St, NE, DC (via Frozen Tropics)

Website  Thread

11/21/14 - Touche Supper Club, 1123 H St, NE, DC (via Frozen Tropics)

Website  No thread yet

11/20/14 - City Perch, 11830 Grand Park Ave, Bethesda, MD (via BethesdaNow)

Website  Thread

11/19/14 - Denson, 600 F St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  No thread yet

11/19/14 - Shophouse, Union Station, DC  (via Shophouse tweet)

Website  Thread

11/18/14 - Ethio Express Grill, 952 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring, MD  (via Ethio's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

11/17/14 [date of post reporting opening] - Nagomi Izakaya, 1990 M St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member mtureck's post

Website  Thread

11/17/14 [date of post reporting opening; open for a couple of weeks now], OKI Ramen, 1817 M St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member mtureck's post and PoPville)

Website  Thread

11/17/14 - Cava Grill, 7101 Democracy Blvd (Montgomery Mall), Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Now)

Website  Thread

11/14/14 [date of post reporting opening] - RAWR Sushi, 6332 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA (via DonRockwell member Kibbee Nayee's post)

Website  Thread

11/13/14 - DC Pizza, 1103 19th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

11/12/14 - McClellan's Retreat, 2031 Florida Ave, NW, DC (via Washington Post).

Website  No thread yet

11/07/14 [approximate] Costa Brava, 1837 1st St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper; opening date via Costa Brava's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

11/07/14 - Lost & Found, 1240 Ninth St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet

11/5/14 - El Camino, 108 Rhode Island Ave, NW, DC (via El Camino's tweet)

Website  No thread yet

11/05/14 - Bistro 360 Eatery, 1800 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (opening date via Bistro 360's website; thanks also to Northern Virginia Magazine)

Website  Thread

11/03/14 - Plan B Burger Bar, 801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC (via Burger Days; Plan B's tweet)

Website  No thread yet

 
Oct 2014 - Gom Tang E, 6795 Wilson Blvd., Store #18-20-22, Falls Church, VA (based on the Eden Center's Oct. 21st tweet and Oct. 29th web post)
 

Oct 2014 -- Santini's Deli, 1443 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA (via DonRockwell member The Delicious' post, Patch)

Website  Thread

10/28/14 - Chuy's, 6793 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA (via Chuy's Facebook page, Patch).

Website  Thread

10/24/14 - Washington Firehouse, 1626 N. Capitol St, NW, DC (via Washington Business Journal)

Website  No thread yet

10/23/14 - Lucky Pot, 1926 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)

Website  No thread yet

10/20/14 - Slipstream, 1333 14th St, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman's tweet)

Website  Thread

10/21/14 [CLOSED in June 2015 via PoPville]- Second State, 1831 M St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

10/16/14 - Quincy's South Bar & Grille, 11401 Woodglen Drive, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Now; opening dates from Quincy's Facebook page)

Soft openings 10/17; grand opening on 10/20/14

Website  No thread yet

10/16/14 - Social Burger, 350 Maple Ave West, Vienna, VA (via DonRockwell member Destruya's post; opening date from Social Burger's Facebook page)

10/16/14 - soft opening phase

Website  Thread

10/16/14 [CLOSED Oct. 2016 via ArlNow]- Amsterdam Falafelshop, 3024 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via Amsterdam Falafel's tweet).

Website  Thread

10/16/14 - Willie's Brew & Que, 300 Tingey St, SE, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

10/15/14 - Chez Billy Sud, 1039 31st St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  Thread

10/14/14 - Cava Mezze Grill, 707 H St, NW, DC (via Washington Business Journal)

Website  Thread

 10/14/14 - [CLOSED and became Bangkok Joe's again via Washington Post]  Mama Rouge (Not a new restaurant but a concept change for Bangkok Joe's), 3000 K St, NW, DC (Washingtonian)

Website  Thread

10/14/14 [CLOSED in Dec. 2015 via Washington Post]- Native Foods Cafe, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC (via DonRocks' post; thanks also to DonRockwell member spacebar)

Website  Thread

10/12/14 - Driftwood Kitchen, 400 H St, NE, DC (via Frozen Tropics)

Website  Thread

10/11/14 - La Fogata, 2259 Bel Pre Rd, Silver Spring, MD (via DonRocks' post; opening date from La Fogata's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

10/11/14 [earlier according to Rhone 1998's post]- Jettie's, 5362 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via Washingtonian)

Website  Thread

10/10/14 [limited opening; dining room opened on 10/17/14] - Mackie's Bar and Grill,907 King St, Alexandria, VA (opening dates from Mackie's Facebook page here and here; thanks to Northern Virginia Magazine's tweet)

Website  No thread yet (but see here)

10/06/14 - Ted's Bulletin, 2911 District Ave (Mosaic District), Fairfax, VA (via Falls Church News-Press and confirmed by Ted's Bulletin's tweet)

Website  Thread

10/08/14 [CLOSED in Sept. 2017 via PoPville]- Kitty's Saloon, 1208 H St, NE, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet

10/04/14 - B Side, 8298 Glass Alley, Suite 105, Fairfax, VA (via B Side Facebook)

Website  Thread

10/01/14 [date of article reporting opening] - Char Bar, 2142 L St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

10/01/14 - Pinea, 515 15th St, NW, DC (via Washingtonian)

Website (menus available at WashingtonianThread

10/01/14 - BonChon, 6507 America Blvd, No. 101, Hyattsville, MD (Facebook page, also Washingtonian)

Website (Hyattsville Facebook) Thread

09/30/14 [CLOSED in Dec. 2015 via Washington Post]- Native Foods Cafe, 1150 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via DonRocks' post; thanks also to Donrockwell member spacebar)

Website  Thread

09/30/14 - Willie's Bar, 4300 Military Rd, NW, DC (via Bad Wolf)

Website  No thread yet

09/30/14 - Thai X-ing, 2020 9th St, NW, DC (via PoPville tweet)

Website  Thread

09/28/14 - Zabver Thai, 3211 Mt Pleasant St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

No website found  Thread

 09/26/14 - I-Ching, 639 Florida Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville)

No website found  No thread yet

09/23/14 - True Food Kitchen, 2910 District Ave #170 (Mosaic District), Fairfax, VA (via True Food's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

09/21/14 - Compass Coffee, 1535 7th St NW, DC (via Compass Coffee tweet)

Website  Thread

09/21/14 [date of post about opening] - Taqueria Habanero, 3710 14th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

No website found  Thread

09/19/24 - Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD (via DonRockwell member pras)

Website  Thread

09/19/14 - Double Eagle Steak House, 950 I (Eye) St, NW, Suite 501, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet

09/18/14 [soft opening] - Bistroquet, 5100 MacArthur Blvd, NW, DC  (via DonRockwell member Andrew Huber's post)

Website Thread

09/17/14 - &pizza, 1400 K St, NW, DC (via &pizza tweet)

Website  Thread

09/16/14 - Chuy's, 11219 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA (via Chuy's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

09/14/14 [approximate for soft open during football games via PoPville) - Parlay Sportsbar and Lounge, 1827 M St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

 09/13/14 or 09/14/14 - Banana Leaf, 5014 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, DC (via DonRockwell member Andrew Metcalf's post and article)

No website found for DC  Thread

09/13/14- DBGB Kitchen & Bar, 931 H St, NW, DC (via Penn Quarter Living)

Website  Thread

09/12/14 [soft open], **09/15/14 [official open] - Paul Bakery, 555 13th St, NW, DC (via Paul tweet and tweet)

Website  Thread

09/12/14 - Georgetown Piano Bar, 3287 M St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  No thread yet

09/12/14 - DC Doughnut, 749 8th St, SE, DC (via DC Doughnut's tweet)

Soft opening during August

Website  No thread yet

09/10/14 - Walrus & Oyster Ale House, 152 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD  (via Walrus & Oyster tweet)

Website  No thread yet

09/09/14 - Coastal Flats, 135 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD (via DonRockwell member bookluvingbabe's post; opening date from Coastal Flats' Facebook page)

Website  Thread

09/09/14 [date of post reporting current soft opening for location change] - Anthony's Restaurant, 3000 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA (via DonRockwell member daveo's post)

Website  Thread

09/08/14 - Rudy's Mediterranean Grill, 401 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website No thread yet  Didn't open (via blog linked in post from DonRockwell member eatruneat and PoPville)

09/05/14 - (Not a new restaurant but change in Carriage House under same owners) - Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th St, NW, DC (via PoPville and Washington City Paper)

Website  No thread yet

09/04/14 - Pop's Seabar, 1817 Columbia Road NW, DC (via Pops Seabar Facebook page)

Website  Thread

09/02/14 - DC Harvest, 517 H St, NE, DC (via Jessica Sidman tweet)

Website  Thread

September 2014 [approximate] - Coal Fire Pizza, 9276 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke, VA (via DonRockwell member lonewolfclub's post)

Website  Thread

September (after Labor Day according to Facebook) - Trade Roots Cafe, 5852 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  No thread yet

08/28/14 - Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint, 22000 Dulles Retail Plaza, Sterling, VA (via Northern Virginia Magazine)

Website  No thread yet

08/25/14 - Capriotti's, 1500 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  Thread

08/21/14 - Blaze Pizza, Westfield Montgomery Mall, near Entrance 4, Bethesda, MD (via BethesdaNow)

Website  Thread

08/20/14 [friends/family soft opening] - DC Pizza, 1103 19th St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member mtureck's post; opening date from DC Pizza's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

08/18/14 - Bonefish Grill, 1101 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow, Pentagon Row tweet)

Website  Thread

08/18/14 - Brookland Pint, 716 Monroe St, NE, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

Week of 08/17/14 - London Curry House, 191 Somerville St (Cameron Station), Alexandria, VA (via Windsor at Arbors Apartments post)

Website  Thread

08/14/14 [date of post about opening][CLOSED Sept. 2016 via PoPville] - Alphonse Italian Market and Osteria, 1212 U St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

08/14/14 - Meats and Foods, 247 Florida Ave, NW, DC  (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

08/14/14 [soft opening] - TaKorean, 1212 4th St, SE, DC (via TaKorean tweet)

Website  Thread

08/11/14 - Shake Shack, The Plaza at Tyson's Corner, 7924U Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA (via DCist, DonRockwell member Destruya's post)

Website  Thread

08/06/14 - Three Fifty Bakery and Coffee Bar, 1926 17th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website No thread yet

08/05/14 [CLOSED in Dec 2016 via PoPville]- Ocopa, 1324 H St, NE, DC (via via Jessica Sidman, thanks also to DonRockwell member JoshNE's post)

Website  Thread

08/04/14 - Penn Commons,700 6th St, NW, DC (via Urban Daddy)

Website  No thread yet

August - Thai by Thai, 6920-H Bradlick Shopping Center, Annandale, VA (via DonRockwell member weezy's post; called on 9/15/14 and staff person said they opened last month)

Website  Thread

07/29/14 [CLOSED 08/16/15 via DonRockwell member JoshRadigan's post + others] - Gypsy Soul, Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave, Fairfax, VA (via DonRocks' post linking to Gypsy Soul's tweet)

07/15/14 [expected soft opening, via DonRocks' post]

Website  Thread

07/24/14 - Sauf Haus Beer Hall, 1216 18th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

07/23/14 - Frankly Pizza, 10417 Armory Ave, Kensington, MD (via BethesdaNow)

Website  Thread

07/23/14 - Ben's Chili Bowl, Terminal B/C, Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA (via Ben's tweet).

Website  Thread

07/21/14 [CLOSED Aug. 2017 via Eater]- Boss Shepherd's, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC (via DC Outlook)

Website  Thread

07/19/14 - Dough Roller, King Farm Village Shopping Center, 403 Redland Blvd, Rockville, MD (via Robert Dyer)

Website  No thread yet

07/19/14 - Vigilante Coffee, 4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD  (via Vigilante Coffee Facebook Page)

Website  Shopping/Cooking Thread  Restaurants Thread

07/18/14 - Micho's Grill, 500 H St, NE, DC (via @markerjk tweet retweeted by @FrozenTropics)

Website  No thread yet but a post about it here

07/18/14 - GRK, 1140 19th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

07/17/14 - Masala Art, 1101 4th St, SW, DC  (via DonRocks' post, opening date from SouthWest the Little Quadrant That Could's blog post)

Website  Thread

07/14/14 - Lunchbox, 5335 Chevy Chase Pavilion, Wisconsin Ave, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

07/09/14 - India Gate, 2020 P St, NW, DC (via BarredinDC)

No website found  No thread yet

07/09/14 - The Chaplin (name changing to Chaplin's via Washington Post), 1501 9th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

07/08/14 - The Sheppard, 1337 Connecticut Ave, 2nd Fl, NW, DC (via barredindc's tweet of sipwithsocialites post)

Website  No thread yet

07/08/14 [CLOSED via 10/9/2014 Bethesda Magazine article]- Greenwich, 4817 St. Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Robert Dyer)

No website found  No thread yet

Week of 07/06/14 (Not a new restaurant but location change) - Crisp & Juicy, 7500 Leesburg Pike, Unit 3, Falls Church, VA (opening and address information from DonRockwell member MsDiPesto including her post)

(Was at 913 W. Broad St.  Now at a former Post Office location within the Tysons Station Shopping Center, on the side behind the new Peets Coffee & Tea Store). 

Website  Thread

07/03/14 - John Strongbow's Tavern, 710 King St, Alexandria, VA (via Old Town Alexandria Patch)

Website  No thread yet

07/03/14 - Fat Pete's, 3407 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville noting restaurant's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

07/03/14 - Rural Society, 1177 15th St, NW, DC (via Zagat)

Website  Thread

07/02/13 - Tres Hermanas, 4580 Duke St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member lrt123's post)

Website  No thread yet but see posts here on

07/01/14 [approximate; date of post about opening] - Full On, 4007-D Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD (via DonRockwell member dindwiddle's post)

Website  Thread

07/01/14 - Taylor Gourmet, 4000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via Taylor Gourmet Facebook)

Website  Thread

July - Kobe House, 6763 Wilson Blvd, Store 6a (Eden Center), Falls Church, VA (via Northern Virginia magazine)

No website found  No thread yet

Early July - Karu & Toast, 3260 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

(previously open to clients; opened to public in July)

No website found (Facebook page)  No thread yet

06/27/14 [date of post announcing opening] - Ana's Restaurant, 3217 Georgia Ave, NW, DC   (via PoPville)

No website found  No thread yet

06/26/14 - Po Boy Jim, 709 H St, NE, DC (via District Cuisine; opening date from Po Boy Jim's Facebook page)

No website found (Facebook page) Thread

06/25/14 - Steel Plate, 3523 12th St, NE, DC (via DonRockwell member New Foodie's post; opening date from Steel Plate's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

06/24/14 [CLOSED in Feb. 2015 via PoPville]- Custom Fuel, 1635 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via Custom Fuel website)

Website  No thread yet

06/24/14 [CLOSED in 2015 via Don Rocks' post and post]- Noelia Italian Kitchen, 1319 F St, NW, DC (via Penn Quarter Living)

Website  Thread

06/24/14 [CLOSED on 04/24/16 via PoPville]- Crane and Turtle, 828 Upshur St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

06/23/14 - Shake Shack, 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE, DC (via Washingtonian)

Website  Thread

06/20/14 [approximate date] - Sushi Keiko, 2309 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member Tom Power's post; opening date from Hyperlocal Glover Park post)

No website found  Thread

06/19/14 - The Landing at Occoquan Harbor, 13188 Marina Way, in Woodbridge, VA  (via DonRockwell member daveo, opening date from Facebook page)

Operated/owned by the same chef/owner at Geranio in Old Town Alexandria (via daveo)

Website  No thread yet

06/19/14 - Wydown, 1924 14th St NW, DC (via DonRockwell members porcupine's post and LauraB's post; opening date from Facebook page)

Website  Thread

06/16/14 - &pizza, 1005 E St, NW, DC (via &pizza's tweet).

Website  Thread

06/15/14 - Smith Public Trust, 3514 12th St. NE, DC, (via Brookland Bridge)

Website  Thread

06/14/14 - Spice, 3033 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (opening date via staff person who I asked when I walked by)

Website  Thread

06/14/14 - Pursuit Wine Bar, 1421 H St, NE, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet but post here

06/14/14 [approximate] - Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato, 111 S. Payne St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member goldenticket's post; opening date from Facebook page)

No website found (Facebook page)  No thread yet (see post here)

06/13/14 - Artfully Chocolate Bistro Wine Bar, 506 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member StarStraf, opening date via RedBrickTown)

(Artfully Chocolate transformed into bistro wine bar)

Website  Thread

06/09/14 - Brookland's Finest, 3126 12th St, NE, DC (via barredindc's tweet)

Website  Thread

06/08/14 - We the Pizza, 2100 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA (via Spike's tweet)

Website Thread

06/08/14 - Tico, 1926 14th St, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman tweet)

Website  Thread

06/02/14 [only breakfast and lunch] - America Eats Tavern, 1700 Tysons Corner Blvd (Ritz Carlton), McLean, VA (via Washingtonian). 

Started serving dinner later that week

Website  Thread

06/02/14 - Lyman's Tavern, 3420 14th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet

06/02/14 [or 06/01/14] - Fiona's Irish Pub, 5810 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA  (via Fiona's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

June [approximate] - Saba, 3900A Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA (via DonRocks' post; approximate date based on Facebook page)

No website found (Facebook pageThread

05/22/14 - G Street Food, 1030 15th St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

05/22/14 - Halftime Sports Bar, 1427 H St, NE, DC (via PoPville)

No website found  No thread yet

05/20/14 - Cafe Deluxe, 2201 M St, NW, DC  (via Cafe Deluxe Facebook page)

Website  Thread

05/20/14 - MoMo Chicken + Jazz, 4862 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Robert Dyer)

Website  Thread

05/19/14 - Paisano's Pizza, 2201 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington, VA (via Paisano's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

05/19/14 [date of post reporting opening] - Yamas Mediterranean Grill, 1946 New Hampshire Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

05/19/14 - City Burger, 7015 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (via Chef Michael Harr's tweet)

Website  Thread

05/15/14 - Dino's Grotto, 1914 9th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post, Don Rockwell member and owner deangold)

[05/15/14 is grand opening date; soft opening on 05/10/14 and 05/12/14-05/14/14]

Website  Thread

05/13/14 - Rebellion, 1836 18th St, NW, DC (via Barred in DC)

Website  No thread yet

05/12/14 - Soupergirl, 1829 M St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member NolaCaine's post; opening date from member GrassfedMedia)

Website  Thread

05/12/14 - &pizza, 7614 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD (via DonRockwell member jandres374's post)

Website  Thread

05/10/14 - Macon Bistro and Larder, 5520 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via Urban Daddy)

Website  Thread

05/09/14 - Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 1934 Old Gallows Rd, Suite 110, Vienna, VA (via DonRockwell member Scott Johnston's post; opening date from Paladar's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

05/08/14 - Mazagan, 2901 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  No thread yet

05/06/14 - Bread Furst, 4434 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

05/05/14 (date of post reporting opening) - Dumplings & Beyond, 2400 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC (via Don Rockwell member AHDC's post)

Website  Thread

05/05/14 - Brasserie Beck, 311 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD (via Brasserie Beck's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

05/04/14 - Heckman's Deli, 4914 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Don Rockwell member Pork Belly's post)

No website found  Thread

05/03/14 [soft opening; grand opening on 05/06/14] - Fishnet, Concept change to Drift [reopened 2/18/1/6 via DCist][CLOSED in Jan 2018 via PoPville] 1819 7th St, NW, DC (via Don Rockwell member & FIshnet owner Ferhat Yalcin's post)

Website  Thread

05/02/14 [date of post reporting opening] - Laliguras Bistro, 4221 Connecticut Ave, NW (via Don Rockwell member Adam23's post)

No website found  Thread

05/01/14 - Eleni's Greek Taverna, 6131 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA (via Don Rockwell member Kibbee Nayee's post; opening date from Eleni's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

05/01/14 - Anthem, 901 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC (via Marriott press release)

Website  No thread yet but discussion starting here

05/01/14 - The Dignitary, 901 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC (via Marriott press release)

Website  No thread yet

05/01/14 - High Velocity, 901 Massachusetts Ave, NW, DC (via Marriott press release)

Website  No thread yet

Early May - Bubble Dip, 321 S. Washington St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member goldenticket's post)

Website  Thread

May 2014 [soft opening] - Olea, 703 King St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member goldenticket's post, Olea's blog)

Website  Thread

04/30/14 - Bon Chon, 7215 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA (via DonRockwell member weezy's post; BonChon's tweet)

Website  Thread

04/30/14 - Willie T's Lobster Shack, 1511 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

04/29/14 - Lombardi's Pizza, 115 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA (via DCDiningGuide, DonRockwell member lion's post, and thanks to DonRocks)

Website  Thread

04/28/14 - Soi 38, 2101 L St, NW, DC (via Soi 38's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

04/25/14 [CLOSED via Washingtonian] - STK, 1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman tweet)

Website  Thread

04/24/14 - TKO Burger, 2350 Washington Place, NE, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

04/21/14 - Olive on Main, 504 Main St, Laurel, MD (via The Baltimore Sun, DonRockwell member Justin Bittner's post, and thanks to DonRocks)

No website found (Facebook pageThread

04/21/14 - &pizza, 664-666 Monroe St, NE, DC (via DCist)

Website  Thread

04/21/14 - District Taco , 1919 M St, NW, DC (via District Taco's tweet)

Website  Thread

04/19/14 - Mocha Cafe and Pastry, 2720 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA (via Arlington Unwrapped's Facebook post)

Website  No thread yet

04/18/14 [approximate; date of article reporting opening] - The Best Sandwich Place, 1776 I (Eye) St, NW, DC, (via PoPville)

No website found  Thread

04/17/14 - Compass Rose, 1346 T St NW, DC (via Compass Rose tweet)

Website  Thread

04/16/14 - Four Sisters Grill, 3035 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA (via DonRockwell member dcs' post)

Website  Thread

04/15/14 [approximate; date of article reporting opening] - I-Thai, 3003 M St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

4/25 to 4/30 is grand opening, 50% off bill

Website  No thread yet

04/14/14 - Uprising Muffin Co, 1817 7th St, NW, DC (via DonRockwell member Ferhat Yalcin's post)

Website  Thread

04/13/14 [approximate]- Pistarro's, 221 N. East St, Frederick, MD (via DonRockwell member Koozebanian Fazoob's post; opening date from Facebook page)

Website  Thread

04/12/14 (Not a new restaurant but a revamp of Bar di Bari) - Red Light, 1401 R St, NW, DC (via Washington Business Journal)

Website  No thread yet

04/11/14 - GCDC, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC  (via Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet

04/10/14 - Barrel, 613 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, DC (via Barrel's Facebook page)

(4/10/14 was soft opening via The Hill is Home.  Official opening date was 4/11/14 via Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet

04/09/14 - Blue Sea Seafood and Bar, 4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA  (via Blue Sea's Facebook page)

On 06/02/14, temporarily closed until 06/16/14 to reorganize the kitchen and retrain staff.  Will reopen with new chef and menu (via Northern Virginia Magazine)

Website  No thread yet

04/07/14 [date of post reporting opening] - Los Cuates, 1116 King St, Alexandria, VA (via DonRockwell member goldenticket's post)

Website  Thread

04/07/14 - Ton Ton Chicken, 1018 Vermont Ave, NW, DC  (via PoPville)

No website found  No thread yet

Approximately end of March/early April (Same ownership as former Little Viet Garden so technically not a new restaurant) - Pier 2934,  2934 M St, NW, DC (I walked by yesterday and saw it was open.  4/17/14 - talked with staff person who said they opened about 2 weeks ago and confirmed same ownership; was a menu change)

Website  No thread yet

Late March - JDS Shanghai Famous Food, 519-521 Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg, MD (via Don Rockwell member ol_ironstomach's post)

No website found (Facebook pageThread

03/31/14 (for taco window, 05/08/14 for restaurant) - Tacos Impala, 1358 H St, NE, DC (taco window via DonRockwell member DCDuck's post re: Taco Impala's tweet, restaurant opening via DCDuck's post)

Website (but not much yet)  Thread

03/31/14 [CLOSED in April 2015 via ArlNow]- 100 Montaditos, 1776 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via 100 Montaditos' tweet)

Website  Thread

03/31/14 - Toro Toro, 1300 I (Eye) Street, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

03/31/14 - After Peacock Room, 2622 P St, NW, DC (via After Peacock Room's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

03/28/14 - Campono Trattoria, 600 New Hampshire Ave, NW, DC, (via Wash Post Going Out Guide tweet and Ancora Facebook page)

Website  Thread

03/27/14 - Dickey's Barbeque Pit, 2750-J Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA, (via Dickey's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

03/24/14 - Yayla Bistro, 2201 N Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA  (via Northern Virginia Magazine)

Website  Thread

Soft opened week of 3/24/14; Grand opening weekend of 03/29/14 [CLOSED, reported March 2016 by ArlNow] - Republic Kitchen and Bar, 801 N. Quincy St, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow and Kelly Andrews' tweet)

Website  Thread

03/23/14 [CLOSED, 4/21/14 date of my post] - Le Sandwich, 3033 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (opening date via staff person who I asked when I walked by; thanks also to DonRockwell member dcs' post)

Website  Thread

03/23/14 - Amsterdam Falafelshop, 1830 14th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

03/19/14 - Mission, 1606 20th St, NW, DC  (soft opening during weekend of 3/15 via barredindc tweet, opening on 03/19 via Kristyn Royster tweet)

Website  Thread

03/18/14 - Tyber Bierhaus, 7525 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Now)

Website  Thread

03/17/14 - Kaizen Tavern, 1909 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA (via Kaizen's Facebook page, which seemed to indicate it was open.  I called restaurant for confirmation that they opened.  Thanks also to DonRockwell member Josh Radigan's post)

[soft opened to public on 3/17; grand opening to come]

Website  No thread yet but discussion starting here

03/13/14 - Carolina Kitchen, 2350 Washington Place, NE, DC  (via Jessica Sidman)

Website  Thread

03/12/14 - The Partisan, 709 D St, NW, DC  (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

03/08/14 [CLOSED in 2014 via DonRocks] - Lia Cafe Brazil, 3103 Mt Pleasant St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  Thread

03/06/14 - Ben's Chili Bowl, 1725 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow)

Website  Thread

03/03/14 [CLOSED in Jan 2015 via Northern Virginia magazine and Facebook post]- Urban Pantry, 2121 N. Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA (via Falls Church Patch)

Website  No thread yet

02/28/14 - Sweet Fire Donna's, 510 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA  (via Sweet Fire tweet)

Website  No thread yet

02/27/14 - Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1501 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (via ArlNow, thanks also to DonRockwell member dcs)

Website  Thread

02/26/14 - Red Apron, 709 D St, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman)

Website  Thread

02/24/14 - Poppabox, 1928 I (Eye) St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  No thread yet
 

02/24/14 - Lupo Verde, 1401 T St, NW, DC (via Jessica Sidman)

Website  Thread

02/21/14 - Fiola Mare, 3050 K St, Suite 101, NW, DC (via Tom Sietsema)

Website  Thread

02/19/14 [approximate, date of post reporting opening] - La Dulce Noche, 3566 14th Street, NW, DC (via PoPville)

No website found  No thread yet

Early Feb [2/18/14 PoPville post says it opened a couple of weeks ago] - Caffe Kimchi (Not a new restaurant but a concept change for Capital City Subs according to PoPville), 751 8th St, SE, DC (via PoPville)

No website found  No thread yet

02/14/14 - Lady Camellia, 3261 Prospect St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  No thread yet

02/13/14 - Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant, 341 Cedar St NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

02/06/14 - Blue Star House of Beef BBQ, 11417 Woodglen Dr, Rockville MD (via DonRockwell member Lobozooma's post, opening date from website)

Website  Thread

02/11/14 - Bethesda Curry Kitchen, 4860 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Robert Dyer; opening date from Don Rockwell)

Website  Thread

02/11/14 - Gringos & Mariachis, 4928 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD (via Bethesda Magazine)
Website  Thread

02/08/14 [CLOSED on 11/14/15 via Nurish instagram]-Ní¼rish Food & Drink, 1231 Good Hope Road SE, DC  (via Washington Post)

Website temporarily unavailable  No thread yet

02/08/14 - Pinstripes, 3222 M St (Shops at Georgetown Park), NW, DC  (via The Georgetowner)

Website  No thread yet

02/07/14 - Vini Culture, 20 North Market St, Frederick, MD (via Tim Carman; opening date from Vini Culture's Facebook page)

No website found (Facebook page)  No thread yet

02/07/14 - Roofers Union, 2446 18th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post (but Roofers Union Facebook page seems to indicate they opened on 2/6/14))

(Grand opening on 2/11/14)

Website  Thread

02/07/14 [CLOSED via PoPville] [approximate, date of post reporting opening]  House of Falafel, 221 Upshur St, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

02/03/14 [CLOSED on 0/16/15 via Robert Dyer] - No. 82 Steak Out, 101 Gibbs St, #C, Rockville, MD  (via Bethesda Magazine)

Website  Thread

02/02/14 - Hot Pot Asian Cuisine, 4709 Backlick Rd, Annandale, VA (via DonRockwell member Kibbee Nayee's post, opening date from Hot Pot's Facebook page)

Website  Thread

02/01/14 - La Colombe Coffee, 924 Rear N St, NW, DC  (via BadWolfDC)

Website  Thread

Approximately Jan/Feb - Bread Corner, 7867 Heritage Dr, Annandale, VA (via DonRockwell member goodeats' post)

Website  Thread

01/31/14 - Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 750 15th St, NW, DC (via Jan. 2014 print version of Washingtonian, p. 22, and The Washington Business Journal)

Website  Thread

01/30/14 - Riverside Hot Pot, 820 Muddy Branch Rd Gaithersburg, MD (via DonRockwell member pras's post, opening date from Riverside's tweet)

Website  Thread

01/30/14 - Ted's Bulletin, 11948 Market St, Reston, VA (via Ted's Bulletin tweet)

Website  Thread

01/29/14 [CLOSED in April 2016 via Washington City Paper] - Sona Creamery, 660 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, DC (via Sona Creamery's Facebook page; also thanks to DonRockwell member Pat)

Website  Thread

01/24/14 [CLOSED on 10/25/14 via Washington Post] - Menu Market, (Not a new restaurant but a concept change for Azur), 405 8th St, NW, DC (via Going Out Gurus)


and 01/30/14 - The BistroBar, 02/20/14 - Menu Kitchen

Website  Thread

01/22/14 - BurgerFi, 8504 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD (via BurgerFi tweet and Bethesda Magazine)

Website  No thread yet

01/20/14 - Medium Rare, 515 8th St, SE, DC (via Medium Rare tweet).

Website  Thread

01/18/14 [CLOSED Dec 2015 via Washington Post] - Den of Thieves (Not a new restaurant but a concept change for Hanoi House), 2005 14th St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

01/18/14 - Flight, 777 6th St, NW, DC (via EaterDC)

Website  Thread

01/14/14 - Thai Taste by Kob, 11315 Fern St, Wheaton, MD (via Todd Kliman; opening date from Thai Taste's website)

Website  Thread

01/13/14 - Burger 21, 43800 Central Station Dr., Ashburn, VA (via Washington Business Journal; Burger 21's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

01/10/14 - El Rey, 919 U St, NW, DC (via Washington Post)

Website  Thread

01/09/14- Smashburger, 308 S. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA  (via DC Outlook)

Website  Thread

01/09/14 - Taj of India, 509 23rd St, Arlington, VA (via Crystal City tweet; I called restaurant and staff person provided opening date)

Website  No thread yet

01/09/14 - Bidwell, Union Market, 1309 5th St, NE, DC (via EaterDC tweet)

Website  Thread

01/07/14 - Custom Fuel, 2301-L Georgia Ave, NW, DC (via PoPville)

Website  No thread yet

01/05/14 [CLOSED via 3/23/15 post by DonRockwell member pras]- La Tagliatella, 20630 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Suite E-1, Germantown, MD  (via La Tagliatella tweet)

Free meal during staff training on 1/2 and 1/3; reservations by 12/31 required (via La Tagliatella tweet)

Website  Thread

01/04/14 - Silo, 919 5th St, NW, DC (via Washington City Paper)

Website  No thread yet

01/03/14 [approximate date based on Facebook page] - Jackpot, 726 7th St, NW, DC (via PoPville; date from Facebook page) Website  No thread yet

01/01/14 - Ivy and Coney, 1537 7th St, NW, DC (via Ivy and Coney's Facebook page)

Website  No thread yet

Edited by cheezepowder

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