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  • Writer's pictureDani Sauter

3 New DC area Restaurants I tried in January

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

IDK about you, but January was busy, busy! I’m not sure if it was because so many of us were cooped up over the holidays or if it’s a theme of how 2022 is going to be, but it felt good to be out and about for events & visiting with friends again! Over the month I visited some new spots I’ve been wanting to try & was pleasantly surprised! Below is a recap of 3 new restaurants/bars I tried in January!

Okkkk this place was fabulous but maybe I’m biased since it *is* French. Located in the former Dolcezza location at The Wharf, Bistro du Jour has an amazing Parisian-themed patio and aesthetically pleasing interior. The drinks and food were delish and I already can’t wait to go back! Bonus: their bread & whipped butter was insaneeee!

I’m sure you have already heard of this place for their 40 layer lasagna. Yes, 40-layer-lasagna! This was the exact reason we went and it was 100% worth the visit alone. In addition to the lasagna, the appetizers were very good and the icing on the cake was the L’Ardente Espresso Martini! Yum!

I honestly couldn’t believe I hadn’t been here yet! Old Hat is a new-ish bar in Old Town with a very cool vibe & event cooler cocktail menu. Everything at Old Hat has an art spin - from the artfully crafted drinks to the art hanging on the walls! It’s a must-visit spot in Old Town Alexandria!


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