Rumi’s Kitchen
640 L St NW
Acclaimed chef/owner Ali Mesghali has brought his Atlanta-based Persian restaurant to DC, featuring dishes such as mezze, marinated kebabs, rice dishes, and stews. Enjoy the outdoor patio space by reserving via OpenTable; carryout and dining room seating are also available.

Pizzeria Pupatella
1801 18th St NW
The long-awaited DC outpost of Arlington pizzeria Pupatella has opened at Dupont Circle! The restaurant offers delicious wood-fired pizzas, panini, salads, and arancini, served on the restaurant’s 30-seat patio. Pickup is also available.

The Lot at Reveler’s Hour
1775 Columbia Rd NW
At this al fresco garden, you can enjoy a picnic-style dinner, with packed-up dishes like eggplant parm and corn-ricotta ravioli. Wine and beers are also available by the can. Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday.

Rooftop at the Riggs

900 F St NW
The Riggs hotel in Penn Quarter opened a 1,500 square-foot terrace and adjoining indoor space, open Thursday through Sunday, where you can enjoy summery plates like homemade chips and dips alongside aperitivo-style cocktails and spritzes.

Church Hall Biergarten
3223 Grace St NW
Visit the Georgetown bar’s outdoor pop-up beer garden along the C&O canal, where you can enjoy light fare like watermelon salad and gazpacho, local beers, and frozen margaritas. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

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