Washington, D.J. restaurants are back in the headlines again this year, with more to come in 2017.
The city of Washington has had some major dining and entertainment changes over the past year, including the reopening of the Washington State Capitol building, a move that is expected to cost the city tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue.
A new restaurant boom, meanwhile, has taken place around the country, as new restaurants and eateries have opened in cities from Chicago to New York City.
A handful of new restaurants are expected to open in Washington this year and beyond, including a trio of restaurants slated to open this fall: the new Capitol restaurant, a dive bar, and the new Washington Square Garden restaurant.
Here are the major dining changes from the past 12 months.
More:A Dining Scene That Could Be More ‘Egg-free’Washington is home to some of the country’s largest restaurants, including The Washington Square and the Capitol Hill Grill.
The city has also become home to a number of new, high-end restaurants, like the new Seattle Times Square restaurant, and a handful of smaller, less well-known establishments.
But many of these restaurants are not going to be able to sustain the same type of foodie appeal that they had last year.
The new Capitol, for instance, has been hit hard by the recession, and its menu will likely be much more limited than the menus of the other restaurants in the area.
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