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WHAT’S HOT IN: Alexandra, Va.


1201 N. Royal St. (703) 519-3776 www.bastillerestaurant.comSeats: 44 in dining room, 10 at bar, 24 on patioCuisine: French with Mediterranean flavors and influenceSpecialties: romaine and endive salad with white anchovies and Parmigiano panna cotta; house-made duck charcuterie plate with confit leg, breast prosciutto and rillettes; grilled branzino fillet with Banyuls jus, white bean ragoût and grilled radicchioMain courses: $16-$25Chef: Christophe PoteauxOwners: Christophe Poteaux and pastry chef Michelle Garbee


728 King St. (703) 299-8384. www.eamonnsdublinchipper.comSeats: 20Cuisine: Irish chip shopSpecialties: cod; chips; bone-in, battered skate; battered sausage; battered burger; fried bananasMain courses: $4-8Chef-owner: Cathal Armstrong

Farrah Olivia

600 Franklin St. (703) 778-2233 www.farraholiviarestaurant.comSeats: 70Cuisine: creative AmericanSpecialties: butter poached lobster with tapioca and vanilla essence; anise-spiced salmon with yucca couscous and smoked shrimp essence; slow roasted rack of lamb with plantain loaf; white tuna with citrus caramel and pepper AnglaiseMain courses: $20-$32Chef-owner: Morou Ouattara

Indigo Landing

1 Marina Dr. (703) 548-0001. www.indigolanding.comSeats: 100 outdoors, 170 indoors, private dining space for 75Cuisine: contemporary low countrySpecialties: she-crab soup with sherry crema and a tobiko-crab swizzle stick; shrimp and grits with mushroom and oyster lemon jus; lemon buttermilk pie with lemon whipMain courses: $17-$27Chef: Bryan MoscatelloOwners: Star Restaurant Group and Guest Services Inc.

100 King

100 King St. (703) 299-0076 www.100king.comSeats: 160Cuisine: MediterraneanSpecialties: rack of lamb with vegetable ratatouille; salmon with sweet peas and onion; duck confit with white beansMain courses: $12-$29Chef:Denis SorianoOwners: Denis Soriano and Peter Mallios

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