|Photo: Simba on 17th|
Ancora: While the decor inside Bob Kinkead’s Italian “pop-up” in the former Rivers at the Watergate space is pretty ho-hum, the wraparound windows allow bar and dining room tables to overlook the foliage surrounding the Kennedy Center and the Potomac River banks.
Charlie Palmer Steak: At this Capitol Hill power palace, the much-vaunted glimpses of the Capitol Dome are enhanced by views of the blossoming foliage on the Capitol grounds.
L’Auberge Chez Francois: While dining alfresco at this beloved Alsatian retreat in Great Falls, VA, surrounded by trees and greenery, it’s easy to imagine you’re in the French countryside.
Old Angler’s Inn: A meal just off the C&O Canal in Potomac, MD, at this venerable New American’s terrace, informal beer garden or upstairs dining room, is a charming way to watch spring unfold.
2941: Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase beautifully landscaped grounds and a lake at this French-American bistro in Falls Church, VA, offering ever-changing vistas of the region’s flowering beauty.