The Garden Room.
The private dining room.
 Maine Lobster Americaine.
Pavlova with roasted pineapple compote.
The private dining room.
 Maine Lobster Americaine.
Pavlova with roasted pineapple compote.

Dupont Debut

Chic Annabelle serves up modern American fare

Former White House chef Frank Ruta presides over Annabelle, a new hot spot recently opened in the former Restaurant Nora location. Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates conceived the interiors, which include the inviting Garden Room and a private dining room, where the work of local artists is on view. Annabelle focuses on modern American cuisine, serving Maine Lobster Americaine and pavlova with roasted pineapple compote. 2132 Florida Avenue, NW; 202-916-5675. annabelledc.com