The Riggsby's inviting bar. © Scott Suchman
Leather booths and brass accents highlight The Riggsby dining room. © Scott Suchman
The Riggsby's steak frites. © Scott Suchman
Handmade chocolates by Artisan Confections.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck boasts a new look. © Rey Lopez
New custom furniture at The Source. © Rey Lopez
The Riggsby's steak frites. © Scott Suchman
Handmade chocolates by Artisan Confections.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck boasts a new look. © Rey Lopez
New custom furniture at The Source. © Rey Lopez

Indulgences: Food

Dining notes around town

DC DEBUT

Award-winning chef Michael Schlow envisioned a stylish, mid-century cocktail party when he conceived The Riggsby, his new restaurant in the Carlyle Hotel. Interiors by Brian Miller of Edit Lab at Streetsense feature an inviting bar, a dining room with leather booths and brass finishes and American fare with a European twist. Think steak frites. 1731 New Hampshire Avenue, NW; 202-787-1500. theriggsby.com

LOVE NOTES

Chocolates from Artisan Confections are sure to kindle Valentine’s Day romance. Launched by Culinary Institute of America graduate Jason Andelman in 2006, the company creates handmade sweets using Valrhona chocolate and other top-flight ingredients—but no preservatives. Virginia locations in Clarendon and Mosaic District; artisanconfections.com

A NEW LOOK

The Source by Wolfgang Puck recently renovated its lounge and dining room with help from L.A. designer Waldo Fernandez. Custom furniture blends mid-century and Asian styles. To go with the new look, executive chef Scott Drewno introduced new menus, including a hot pot experience served at a special table. 575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-637-6100. wolfgangpuck.com