Beaded chandeliers illuminate a chef's counter in Conosci, which was designed by Edit Lab.
Conosci's Japanese octopus with spicy citrus juice, yellow peppers and pickled shallots.
The redesigned bar in The Majestic in Old Town Alexandria.
The Majestic's chef/proprietor, Gaby Hakman.
Tufted gold-leather couches and metallic chandeliers at Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro.
The redesigned bar in The Majestic in Old Town Alexandria.
The Majestic's chef/proprietor, Gaby Hakman.
Tufted gold-leather couches and metallic chandeliers at Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro.

Indulgences: Food

Dining out in DC

SEA CATCH  Fresh seafood takes center stage at chef Michael Schlow’s new 30-seat Conosci, which recently opened within his larger restaurant, Alta Strada. In Conosci, designed by Edit Lab, beaded chandeliers illuminate a counter, where chefs work their magic on creations such as Japanese octopus with spicy citrus juice, yellow peppers, and pickled shallots. 465 K Street, NW; 202-629-4662. conoscidc.com

NEW LOOK IN OLD TOWN  The Majestic in Old Town Alexandria is serving up new décor along with its seasonal bistro fare by chef/proprietor Gaby Hakman. Beckman Architects and designer David Anthony Chenault collaborated on the makeover, inspired by the Art Deco roots of the original Majestic Cafe, which opened on the site in 1932. Arteriors chandeliers hang over the bar. 911 King Street; 703-837-9117. themajesticva.com

LATE BITES  Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro now caters to the after-hours crowd with a late-night menu. Along with pan-Latin small bites and drink specials, night owls can enjoy the restaurant’s sleek décor by LW Design Group of Dubai. Tufted gold-leather couches and metallic chandeliers grace the sultry lower-level lounge. 1300 I Street, NW, 202-682-9500. richardsandoval.com/torotorodc