The 15 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings Around D.C., Spring 2021


What: Lore Group, an international outfit known for its sharply designed luxury hotels in London and Amsterdam, is close to opening Lyle DC, its second D.C. property, in the former Carlyle hotel in Dupont. After planting an opulent brasserie full of Corinthian columns in its Penn Quarter hotel, Riggs DC, Lore is going for a New American place with aspirations of becoming a more casual neighborhood spot. Chef Nicholas Sharpe has a menu full of dishes that are not as simple as they sound, including a gluten-free, twice-fried chicken that sets up overnight with potato starch before getting a final coating of rice flour.

When: Early April

Where: Lyle hotel, 1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW