The rooftop terrace at Blackwall Hitch.
Oysters served at Blackwall Hitch.
Tredici Enoteca, inside The St. Gregory Hotel.
The newly opened Ambar in Clarendon, Virginia.
Tredici Enoteca, inside The St. Gregory Hotel.
The newly opened Ambar in Clarendon, Virginia.

New on the Dining Scene

Openings, specials offers and more

ON THE WATERFRONT  Blackwall Hitch serves up “coastally inspired” fare on the Potomac in Old Town Alexandria. Through March 30, guests can enjoy a fixed-price Surf & Turf menu or savor à la carte specialties such as oysters or a chicken-and-baked-brie sandwich. Hammond Wilson architects designed the restaurant and terraces, as well as the Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis. 5 Cameron Street; 703-739-6090. theblackwallhitch.com

DUPONT CIRCLE DEBUT  Opened last fall in The St. Gregory Hotel, Tredici Enoteca serves Mediterranean-style cuisine along with a varied selection of wines and seasonal craft cocktails. Designed by Bill Rooney of STUDIOinc, the hotel’s welcoming lobby—featuring dark-wood herringbone flooring and an oversized hearth—leads into the restaurant. 2033 M Street, NW; 202-530-3600. tredicidc.com

BALKAN EXPERIENCE  Following sister locations in Capitol Hill and Belgrade, Serbia, a third Ambar has opened in Clarendon, Virginia. Nya Gill designed the light-filled dining room and bar area. The restaurant offers a fresh spin on traditional Balkan fare. Order the Balkan Experience for unlimited samples from the entire menu, served family-style; priced at $35 per person. 2901 Wilson Boulevard; 703-875-9663. ambarrestaurant.com