CityCenter's Mango Tree DC.
Chef de cuisine Paul Kennedy at Mango Tree DC.
Mango Tree DC's mango cheesecake.
North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose's Summer House Santa Monica.
Owner Reese Gardner pays homage to his native Pennsylvania with Second State.
Mango Tree DC's mango cheesecake.
North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose's Summer House Santa Monica.
Owner Reese Gardner pays homage to his native Pennsylvania with Second State.

Culinary Fare

Three new places to try

Out of Asia
Mango Tree DC is serving contemporary Thai fare in CityCenterDC. Barcelona-based Lázaro Rosa-Violán Studio designed the interiors, which evoke Thailand with a European twist. Chef de cuisine Paul Kennedy focuses the menu on the country’s four main culinary regions; mango cheesecake makes a fitting finale. 929 H Street, NW; 202-408-8100. mangotreedc.com

California Dreaming
Summer House Santa Monica brings a sunny, Golden State vibe to North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose development. The second outpost of the eatery conceived by chef Jeff Mahin serves fresh, casual fare including Beach Bum Ceviche, sushi and steak frites. 11825 Grand Park Avenue; 301-881-2381. summerhousesm.com

Farm to Table
Owner Reese Gardner pays homage to his native Pennsylvania—the second state to ratify the Constitution—in his recently opened DC restaurant, Second State. Designed by Maggie O’Neill of SwatchRoom, the spot serves American fare and sources ingredients from local farmers with an emphasis on Pennsylvania. 1831 M Street, NW; 202-466-3010. secondstatedc.com