Notable New Restaurants
2941 Locals don’t usually cross the Potomac for dinner; now they’re heading into Virginia to 2941, one of the most glamorous restaurants inor outsidetown. The glass-walled dining room has a fish-filled pond in front and stunning lake views. Jonathan Krinn’s French-American menu includes delectable mushroom-stuffed quail and a surf-and-turf pairing of scallops and roast veal tenderloin (2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA; 703-270-1500).
Mantis Minimalism rules at this glass-wrapped Adams Morgan spot decorated with chocolate brown couches, low tables and a Buddha perched above the bar. A chic crowd sips Cosmos and snacks on excellent pan-Asian tapas: tender beef satay, seared scallops with a luxurious saffron cream, and rice noodles with spicy pork meatballs (1847 Columbia Rd. NW; 202-667-2400).
David Greggory This self-styled “Restau Lounge” is run by two veteran Washington chefs: Greggory Hill (who cooks) and David Hagedorn (who hosts). They’ve created an art-filled space and a menu that’s whimsical but still needs fine-tuning: Deviled eggs and snapper seviche precede rabbit cassoulet (2030 M St. NW; 202-872-8700).