Todd Gray's Watershed in Washington's Hilton Garden Inn.
Paul, a 120-year-old French bakery and caf
Fiola in Penn Quarter.
Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray.

Indulgences – Food

Hot new dining options in DC

July/August 2011

New Wave in NoMa
Todd Gray’s Watershed, a new restaurant from Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray of Equinox fame (top left) celebrates the bounty of the Eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida. Think Baltimore seafood stew, Carolina shrimp-and-scallop burgers and sashimi from the raw bar. The cozy patio (above) features live music on Fridays. In the Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First Street, NE; 202-534-1350. toddgrayswatershed.com

Parisian Patisserie 
Paul, a 120-year-old French bakery and café with 500 stores in 25 countries, recently opened its first U.S. outpost in DC’s Penn Quarter. On tap are breads made from organic, locally sourced flour (left, center); an array of salads and sandwiches; and decadent desserts.  801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-525-4500. paul-usa.com

Trabocchi’s Return
After a stint in New York, chef Fabio Trabocchi (formerly of Maestro) has returned to DC  to open Fiola in Penn Quarter. The sleek, modern dining room (bottom left) seats guests in cozy banquettes and serves Italian specialties such as lobster ravioli and heavenly ricotta bomboloni. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-628-2888. fioladc.com

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