Chef Rob Weland opens Garrison in DC's Barracks Row.
Fig & Olive's festive paella with black tiger shrimp, scallops and mussels.
DC Coast offers a multitude of martinis.
DC Coast offers a multitude of martinis.

On the Dining Front

New and noteworthy

RIVIERA STYLE
Fig & Olive, a newcomer in CityCenterDC, focuses on the coastal cuisines of Spain, Italy, and France. The chain’s eighth outpost features a swanky bar, a crostini station, and a second-level dining room. Among the Mediterranean highlights: paella with black tiger shrimp, scallops, and mussels. 202-559-5004; figandolive.com

FLYING SOLO
Chef Rob Weland, formerly of Poste, has opened his own restaurant in DC’s Barracks Row. Garrison will spotlight seasonal American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainably grown ingredients. Think nettle and ricotta ravioli with chanterelles and soft herbs. 524 8th Street, SE; 202-506-2445. garrisondc.com

COCKTAIL HOUR
Known for its seafood-centric offerings, Washington’s DC Coast also pours a mean martini, with a choice of nearly 100 vodkas. The K Street Martini combines Yacht Club Vodka, white grape juice and an iced grape garnish. 1401 K Street, NW; 202-216-5988. dccoast.com