Restaurants

Dine at The Wharf

The best restaurants in DC are finding a new home at The Wharf. Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of fine dining, casual cafes, and gourmet on the go on the waterfront. Have a cocktail with friends after work or bring the whole family during the weekend. The options are all yours.

 

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Dessert

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

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The legendary ice cream maker is bringing its outrageously named and delicious flavors to The Wharf. With a phenomenal variety of ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurts, sundaes, smoothies, and shakes, you can visit the scoop shop all year long to enjoy a waterside treat with friends and family.

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Café

Blue Bottle

Coming in Spring 2018
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Coming in Spring 2018

Pioneers of the modern-day reinvention of coffee, Blue Bottle started with a promise: All coffee served on the premises is no more than 48 hours out of the roaster. That kind of freshness matters to people who care about their coffee—and Blue Bottle’s inviting atmosphere combined with a scenic riverside setting make this a great place to start your day or enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee anytime.

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Dock Bar

Cantina Bambina

Coming in Fall 2017
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Coming in Fall 2017

The team behind local favorite Cantina Marina has opened a scaled-down version of the beloved watering hole with the new Cantina Bambina on Transit Pier. The two-story concession stand and bar is located next to The Anthem’s box office and serves to-go items like quesadillas, bagels, and frozen custard on the ground floor. Upstairs, an open-air bar offers up great views of the waterfront, along with Mexican-import beers and margaritas.

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Sunday: 11:30am-10:00pm

The team behind DC’s original dock bar, Cantina Marina, continues to be a District highlight at The Wharf. Perched right on the water, Cantina Marina offers creative cocktails and Gulf Coast–inspired cuisine. You can’t miss the fish tacos and amazing margaritas. Great music and a festive waterfront scene make it the place to be for after-work cocktails and weekend get-togethers.

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Spanish

Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi

Coming in Fall 2017
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Coming in Fall 2017

Fabio and Maria Trabocchi will pay homage to the seaside town of Mallorca with fresh seafood that’s brilliantly combined with quality ingredients. Their vision will come to life in a two-level waterfront Spanish and seafood restaurant at The Wharf, destined to become a standout in the DC restaurant scene.

Fabio Trabocchi has received numerous international honors, including being named a James Beard Award-winning chef.

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Café

Dolcezza Gelato

Coming in October 2017
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Coming in October 2017

Robb and Violeta’s exceptional artisanal gelateria and coffee shop uses fresh ingredients from local farms and coffee roasters to bring you a sensational new experience. Expect unique hand-crafted flavors with every season—like champagne mango sorbetto or Georgia butter pecan—as you enjoy a delicious espresso in their vibrant Argentinean-inspired setting.

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Belgian

Florentijn

Coming in Fall 2017
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Coming in Fall 2017

A Belgian bistro cooked up by a veteran of Michelin-starred kitchens, Florentijn enhances the traditional beer-and-mussels experience with ultra-modern touches. But traditionalists have nothing to fear—owner Jan Van Haute was once the chef at the Belgian Embassy, and with a riverside location reminiscent of Belgium’s canals, Florentijn promises to redefine the bistro.

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Seafood

Hank's Oyster Bar

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Chef Jamie Leeds invented what she calls “urban beach food,” and we couldn’t think of a better addition to The Wharf. She has received praise from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and all the local papers—and now, she’s opening her biggest Hank’s yet here along the waterfront with indoor and outdoor seating. Drop in for happy hour and order from an ever-changing cocktail menu inspired by the staff’s travels.

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Restaurant Hours
Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-9:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Jenny’s has been a pillar of Southwest DC’s restaurant scene for more than 30 years, and Jenny’s at the Wharf represents the neighborhood’s newest iteration of Chinese and Asian-fusion cuisine. Located right on the water and serving everything from banh mi to drunken noodles, Jenny’s puts a modern spin on traditional favorites.

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Asian

Kaliwa

Coming in Fall 2017
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Coming in Fall 2017

The brainchild of Irish-born Cathal Armstrong, Kaliwa takes inspiration from the culinary cultures of Southeast Asia, offering both elevated sit-down fare and grab-and-go take-out options. With a waterfront setting and a sidewalk kiosk serving street-food­-style snacks, visitors to Kaliwa can experience both refined dining and the casual intimacy of an Asian night market.

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Irish

Kirwan’s Irish Pub

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You can’t get a more authentic Irish pub than one started by a former Guinness employee. With more than nine years of experience in the business, Irish native Mark Kirwan is bringing his heritage to the US Capitol. Boasting live Irish music and genuine décor, this is the place to appreciate a good pint or two with friends and drink in the exciting atmosphere.

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Caribbean

Kith and Kin

Coming in October 2017
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Coming in October 2017

Experience the only Afro-Caribbean cuisine in the District. Executive Chef Kwame Onwuachi presents Kith and Kin, an upscale casual dining restaurant at InterContinental Washington D.C - The Wharf. Kith and Kin is inspired by Chef Kwame's cultural roots and fond memories of cooking with family. While dining over beautifully designed dishes, paired with hand-crafted cocktails, enjoy scenic views of the Washington Channel and create your memories with family and friends.

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Coastal Cuisine

La Vie

Coming in October 2017
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Coming in October 2017

Stunning water views are your backdrop as you dine on delectable coastal-inspired cuisine that includes an extensive moules frites menu, a wide selection of sweet and savory tartines, and a variety of coastal-inspired beverages. The spacious waterfront terrace provides exclusive access to a rooftop terrace to help elevate your evening to something truly special.

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Italian

Lupo Marino

Coming in Fall 2017
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Coming in Fall 2017

A new concept by Med Lahlou, the French restaurateur known for his use of Italian and Mediterranean flavors, Lupo Marino will bring a pizzeria and Italian street foods to The Wharf, led by Executive Chef and Partner Matteo Venini and Manager and Partner Antonio Matarazzo. You may have encountered Lahlou’s cuisine before—at one of his five renowned restaurants across the District, including Lupo Verde, Tunnicliff's Tavern, Ulah Bistro, and Station 4.

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Mexican

Mi Vida

Coming in November 2017
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Coming in November 2017

As the culinary director for Mi Vida, acclaimed chef Roberto Santibañez will raise the bar for Mexican cuisine in Washington, DC, with a menu that is inspired by street food and traditional Mexican home cooking—but presented in a modern, elevated way. This new restaurant concept is created in partnership with KNEAD Hospitality + Design, envisioning a dining destination that infuses The Wharf’s industrial aesthetic with distinctive and historic Mexican décor, including a modern take on “Árbol de la Vida” (tree of life). The vibrant and dramatic setting will feature private dining rooms and waterfront patio seating.

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Italian

Officina by Nicholas Stefanelli

Coming in Spring 2018
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Coming in Spring 2018

Each of the three stories of Officina by Nicholas Stefanelli offers something a little different. On the ground floor, shoppers can peruse the olives, prosciutto, and other take-home goods at an artisanal market. The second floor features a full-scale restaurant focused on the bold flavors of southern Italy. And on the third floor, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Potomac from the rooftop bar and private dining spaces. Che bella.

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Bar & Tavern

Pearl Street Warehouse

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Music lovers can enjoy live-and-up-close performances with a side of great food at this new concept from the team behind local favorite Cantina Marina. The intimate venue features a variety of local and regional acts that highlight the diversity of the American music experience. The warehouse is also home to a diner that offers a place for fans to enjoy craft cocktails and creative cuisine during shows. 

Diner is only open during shows. Check the Pearl Street Warehouse website for dates and show times.

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Bar & Tavern

Potomac Distilling Company

Coming in Spring 2018
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Coming in Spring 2018

Award-winning sommelier and artisan cocktail maker Todd Thrasher brings his extensive skills and unique infusions to Potomac Distilling—an in-house rum distillery and two-story tavern. Featuring three contemporary bars—including one situated on a grassy rooftop space outfitted with tiki torches and a fire pit—you can expect to enjoy some of DC’s finest cocktails crafted by one of the best mixologists in the nation.

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Seafood

Rappahannock Oyster Company

Coming in October 2017
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Coming in October 2017

Served throughout hundreds of the world’s finest restaurants, the exceptional oysters and clams served at Rappahannock Oyster Company are literally world class. Located in the restored historic oyster shed, you can also experience a selection of artisanal small plates and a range of delicious beverages.

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French

Requin

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Requin, a concept from award-winning restaurateur Mike Isabella, offers a contemporary interpretation of classic French cuisine. Executive chef Michael Rafidi, who also helms the kitchen at Isabella's lauded Spanish and Moroccan restaurant Arroz, has designed a menu that creatively reworks traditional French dishes with fresh techniques, flavor profiles and presentations. A robust wine and champagne selection matches the upscale menu. Located in District Square as the only free-standing restaurant, Requin offers sweeping views of the waterfront, with patio seating available during the warmer months.

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American

Shake Shack

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What started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, Manhattan, NYC, has quickly become one of the most beloved burger joints in the world. This modern-day restaurant version of a “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine, and more.

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American

Taylor Gourmet

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A DC favorite, Taylor Gourmet is bringing it’s famous hand-crafted, Philly-style hoagies to The Wharf. Adventurous flavors combine with homemade sauces to create some truly standout recipes, and you’ll wonder why you ever ate a hoagie anywhere else. The menu changes with the seasons so there’s always something new and fresh coming out of their from-scratch kitchen.

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Bar & Tavern

The Brighton

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This waterfront pub will bring high energy and a dose of nightlife to The Wharf. Envisioned by Eric and Ian Hilton, the brothers behind the Gibson, the Brixton, American Ice Company, and other popular DC venues, The Brighton is destined to become a hotspot for a pint with friends, casual cocktails, and lively evenings.

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Café

Velo Café at District Hardware

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Coming in October 2017

Located inside District Hardware and Bike, the Velo Cafe provides quality coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and beer, all sourced locally. It is an inviting space for cyclists, families and the community.

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Bar & Tavern

Whiskey Charlie

Coming in October 2017
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Coming in October 2017

The Wharf’s first rooftop bar and lounge got its name from the call sign “WC” given to captains entering the Washington Channel, so it’s no surprise that it boasts the most spectacular views of the water and beyond. Sitting atop DC’s first Canopy by Hilton, Whiskey Charlie will offer a curated menu of craft cocktails and light bites, best-in-class service, and an inviting atmosphere for residents, hotel guests, and visitors alike.

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“There's never been a better time to go out to eat in our nation's capital.”
— Bon Appétit

Do It All on the DC Waterfront

Whether you like to be on the Potomac or prefer the sparkling views from land, The Wharf offers ample things to do and ways to enjoy the water. Dine in one of our fabulous restaurants. Browse our shops. Or join us during one of our festivals. Take a look at our upcoming events to plan your next visit.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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