With temperatures warming up, it’s the perfect time to support DC’s local restaurants. Here are 5 newly opened spots with outdoor dining options:

The Point
Address: 2100 2nd St SW
Neighborhood: Navy Yard
This expansive waterfront restaurant at Buzzard Point features a 150-seat patio that overlooks the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. The menu features wood-fired seafood, steaks, and raw bar fare.

Las Gemelas Cocina Mexicana
Address:1280 4th St NE
Neighborhood: Union Market
This walk-up taqueria offers breakfast tacos, local coffee, mescal margaritas, and mole sundaes. Neighboring restaurant Cocina Mexicana offers daily brunch and a seafood-focused menu.

China Chilcano
Address: 418 7th St NW
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter
Featuring a new outdoor space, this Peruvian restaurant with Japanese and Chinese influences offers ceviches, dim sum, and pisco cocktails.

Address: 901 New York Ave NW
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Triangle
Located in Mount Vernon Triangle, Yardbird has a patio with 170 seats. The menu features fried chicken that has earned James Beard nods, whole lobster mac, grilled fish, and steaks.

The Watering Hole
Address: 850 Wharf St SW
Neighborhood: Navy Yard
This open-air bar is located across the street from the InterContinental Hotel and offers draft beers, specialty cocktails, and specialty small plates.

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