12/18/2012 12:07:00 PM

DC Metro's 13 Hottest New Restaurants of 2012

Bryan Voltaggio's Range
2012 has been a delicious year for DC Metro diners. Talented chefs and restaurateurs, including two Top Chef contenders, opened urbane, informal and affordable concepts in burgeoning neighborhoods around town. Modern takes on French, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, regional American and Spanish cuisines come dressed up in scene-worthy surroundings. Casual fine dining is being redefined by some of our most talented toques. Check out where you should be reserving a table this winter in the slide show below.


  1. Got to go to Range's soft opening. Beautiful, sleek space. Great bar with interesting cocktails. The menu is wide ranging. Tried a multitude of dishes, all fantastic. Great wine list presided over by a master sommelier and fair wine markups. Heaven in Chevy Chase! My new favorite restaurant.

  2. Woodward Table is AWFUL, food is mediocre at best.