A mural by Kris Mullins adorns one wall at Hazel.
Former Tallulah chef Rob Rubba at work.
Bindaas' dining room.
Homestead occupies a historic row house in DC.
A charcuterie board at Homestead.
Freshly baked bread from Homestead.
Bindaas' dining room.
Homestead occupies a historic row house in DC.
A charcuterie board at Homestead.
Freshly baked bread from Homestead.

Indulgences: Food

HAZEL’S DEBUT  At Hazel, a new DC hot spot from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, interiors feature items handcrafted by local artisans, from light fixtures by Rick Singleton to a mural by Kris Mullins that pays homage to the 9:30 Club next door. Former Tallulah chef Rob Rubba also gets crafty with the menu, which offers medium-sized dishes with a global influence. 808 V Street, NW; 202-847-4980. hazelrestaurant.com

OUT OF INDIA  The Knightsbridge Restaurant Group has opened Bindaas, serving up Indian street food in Cleveland Park. James Beard award-winning chef Vikram Sunderam of Rasika fame has developed the menu of small dishes meant for sharing, from chaat to kebabs and wraps. A mural reminiscent of graffiti and light fixtures fashioned from baskets evokes the street life and marketplaces of India. 3309 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 202-244-6550. bindaasdc.com

DOWN-HOME DINING  Homestead, a new restaurant in Petworth, specializes in seasonal comfort foods served family-style. Opened in a former 1922 row house, the restaurant salvaged original woodwork in its design. The menu features charcuterie boards and freshly baked bread. 3911 Georgia Avenue, NW; 202-627-2371. homesteaddc.com