Three exciting, big-name restaurants are set to open this fall in Washington, D.C.’s City Center, taking the new development project from City Center to center stage in a hurry. All three will be attracting plenty of attention and drawing in plenty of inquisitive diners to their massive spaces, while adding to D.C.’s growing reputation as a food town and foodie destination. For what it’s worth, all three also have New York locations and are moving down south to see what the District is all about.
The list is highlighted, of course, by the huge news and confirmation that David Chang is bringing Momofuku to D.C.
David Chang’s Momofuku Coming to Washington, D.C.
D.C. hasn’t stopped buzzing about D.C. since he provided official confirmation that Momofuku is indeed coming to the District. He’ll be housed in City Center in a mammoth 4,500 square foot space which will also include a Momofuku Milk Bar, or some variation of that concept, within.
Momofuku D.C. won’t be opening until spring or summer of 2015, so everybody will have to hang on for a bit. Clearly though, it should be worth the wait. The D.C. outpost will join Chang’s growing empire, with restaurants in New York City, Toronto and Sydney, Australia. As opposed to when Momofuku first opened in New York though, he’ll find a D.C. food scene here which already is ramen-crazy.
The good news is that even though we’ll be anxiously waiting for Momofuku, City Center will already be bustling by then with two new additions set to open in a matter of weeks…
Daniel Boulud’s DBGB
Joining D.C. in D.C., is D.B.’s DBGB. I couldn’t help myself. Sorry.
Daniel Boulud is bringing his DBGB Kitchen And Bar concept down to the District as well. A grand opening shindig is slated for the middle of September. DBGB is really about making some of Boulud’s world-class cuisine approachable in a French bistro-American tavern setting, with comfort foods and classics taken up a few notches.
As such, DBGB is a great way to indulge in some delicious, inspired and hearty fare from Boulud, hopefully without breaking the bank too much. It should also prove to be a solid destination for anything from brunch to a couple of beers during happy hour.
There’s never enough good steak, is there? I don’t think so, whether it’s one of the big-name classic chains like Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris, a D.C. political power lunch haven, of which there are seemingly dozens, or a newcomer like STK, so I’ll be welcoming Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House to City Center as well.
The service-focused steakhouse chain will have a 3-floor space, including a 1,200 label wine cellar and a variety of smaller spaces and diversions. Del Frisco’s is known for their bone-in prime steaks and fresh seafood, and the restaurant should be open within a few weeks.
Del Frisco’s has locations across the country, and of course, D.C. already has a Del Frisco’s Grille downtown, and a new one slated for the Pike & Rose shopping center in Rockville as well.