Mike Isabella's latest venture, Arroz has opened in the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. © GREG POWERS
Natalie Park Design Studio created Arroz's Moorish-style interiors, which include a full bar. © GREG POWERS
A sherry sour at Arroz. © GREG POWERS
Aged-duck bomba rice at Arroz. © GREG POWERS
Le DeSales was designed by Areetoon Jayanan Architecture & Interior Design. © JEFF MARTIN
A plate of crudités and anchovy and garlic Hollandaise at Le DeSales. © JEFF MARTIN
Chef Robert Wiedmaier's new Siren has deubted in The Darcy hotel. © SCOTT SUCHMAN
Siren's caviar presentation. © SCOTT SUCHMAN
An intimate booth at Siren. © SCOTT SUCHMAN
A sherry sour at Arroz. © GREG POWERS
Aged-duck bomba rice at Arroz. © GREG POWERS
Le DeSales was designed by Areetoon Jayanan Architecture & Interior Design. © JEFF MARTIN
A plate of crudités and anchovy and garlic Hollandaise at Le DeSales. © JEFF MARTIN
Chef Robert Wiedmaier's new Siren has deubted in The Darcy hotel. © SCOTT SUCHMAN
Siren's caviar presentation. © SCOTT SUCHMAN
An intimate booth at Siren. © SCOTT SUCHMAN

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OUT OF MOROCCO Arroz—Mike Isabella’s latest venture, located in the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC—is earning rave reviews for its contemporary spin on the cuisines of Morocco and southern Spain. Interiors by Natalie Park Design Studio evoke Moorish style. Pictured, right, top and bottom: a sherry sour and aged-duck bomba rice. 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW; 202-869-3300. arrozbymic.com

VIVE LA FRANCE Inspired by French-brasserie style, the new Le DeSales in Dupont Circle features oak beams, custom millwork and a white-stone bar (left). While the décor by Areetoon Jayanan Architecture & Interior Design creates a warm, inviting vibe, the menu focuses on classic French cuisine with a modern twist. Look for foie gras; crudités with anchovy and garlic Hollandaise; and cod with confit turnip, grapes, clams and mustard leaves. The extensive wine list includes nearly 30 options by the glass.1725 DeSales Street, NW; 202-506-6856. ledesales.com

FRESH CATCH An avid fisherman, chef Robert Wiedmaier casts a wide net at Siren (above), his new restaurant in The Darcy hotel near Logan Circle. He and executive chef John Critchley focus on raw-bar offerings, chilled poached seafood, ceviches, sashimi and caviar. With deep-blue leather banquettes (bottom) and mermaid murals, the interiors by StreetSense evoke the mystery of the sea. 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW; 202-521-7171. sirenbyrw.com