The bar at Requin. Photo by Greg Powers
Requin at District Wharf. Photo by Greg Powers
Chef Haidar Karoum of Chloe. Photo by Scott Suchman
Table for two. Photo by Scott Suchman
Crispy whole fish with tomatillo salsa verde, on the menu at Chloe. Photo by Scott Suchman
Roasted carrots and parsnips with labne and crispy amaranth. Photo by Scott Suchman

Dining Out About Town

SAVOIR FARE
Serial chef/restaurateur Mike Isabella opened an outpost of his modern French restaurant, Requin, in District Wharf last fall—and launched brunch service this year. 2Scale Hospitality of Alexandria designed the industrial-chic interiors, which feature an open kitchen and zinc-topped bar. Executive chef Michael Rafidi presents a French menu with a contemporary point of view. 100 District Square, SW; 202- 827-8380. requinbymic.com/dc

NAVY YARD DEBUT
Chef Haidar Karoum, formerly of Proof and Estadio, has opened his first solo restaurant in DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood. Chloe weaves Karoum’s Mid-Atlantic upbringing with Spanish, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern influences. The menu features crispy whole fish with tomatillo salsa verde and roasted carrots and parsnips with labne and crispy amaranth. Earthy interiors were designed by Michelle Bove of design CASE. 1331 4th Street, SE; 202-313-7007. restaurantchloe.com