The dish: Recent restaurant openings

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Nycci Nellis, special to wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Hungry for something new? Nycci Nellis dishes on a handful of restaurants that just opened their doors in the D.C. area.

The Red Hen, 1822 1st St. NW

Michael Friedman, Mike O’ Malley and Sebastian Zutant opened The Red Hen, an Italian-American restaurant in the Bloomingdale area of D.C.

Freidman, former Chef de Cuisine at Proof, serves as Executive Chef and delights guests with a menu of locally-sourced ingredients, including Virginia clams and Chesapeake oysters.

The beverage program is headed by Zutant, former wine director at Proof. Zutant offers a wallet-friendly cocktail list with most drinks priced under $10 and the 100-bottle wine list features a broad selection of Italian wines.

The 60-seat restaurant features an open-floor design with rustic features, ample natural lighting, a bar area and an open kitchen. The Red Hen brings an approachable, yet sophisticated, Italian dining experience to the Bloomingdale area.

Azur, 405 8th St. NW

Chef Frederik de Pue opened his second “dream” restaurant project in the former Caf


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