New Georgetown Restaurants & Retail

From a cocktail tasting room with historic roots to an LA-based menswear boutique, and a coffee shop with a cause, check out these new Georgetown shops and restaurants that have opened over the past year or so. The guide is regularly updated as more new businesses open!

Little Words Project (1246 Wisconsin Ave)

The brand aims to inspire and encourage people to be kind to themselves and to pay that kindness forward, one bracelet at a time. Pick a word that means something to you and wear it for as long as you need it, before passing it on to someone else who may benefit from it. You can register your bracelet and track it as it gets passed on from person to person.

Diptyque (3273 M St)

The Parisian luxury candle brand and perfume house features best-selling scents including Wood Fire, Lavender Leaf, and Fig Tree, in addition to the city-exclusive range. Stop by the store for more candles and fragrances, plus home decor, bath and body products, and a household cleaning collection.

The Bourbon Concierge (2816 Pennsylvania Ave)

The shop features high-end, collectible spirits, with a team of experts on hand to answer all of your whiskey questions and provide you with recommendations. If you’ve got $3,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can even get a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s 15 Year 107 Proof.

DC Tasty Corner (3147 Dumbarton St NW)

The South American-style cafe serves beef, chicken, and vegetarian empanadas, sandwiches (try the signature choripan – Argentinian style chorizo with homemade chimichurri sauce on a baguette), and hand-crafted espresso drinks. And did we mention nutella croissants for breakfast?

Showfields (3077 M St)

Showfields features more than 40 brands that will rotate every six months – offering everything from pickleball paddles to blankets and shoes. Spaces inside the 20,000+ square foot building were designed with a house-like infrastructure in mind, and include a kids corner, bar courtyard, living room, style room, wellness center, and more. According to the website, everything Showfields creates within the space will have a magical, artistic touch.

Yellow (1524 Wisconsin Ave)

Chef-owner Michael Rafidi’s Levantine cafe, Yellow, opened in December 2022 to much fanfare. According to Yellow’s website, the 60-seat dining room and patio offers a menu of baked goods, soft serve, mezze, wood-fired pita sandwiches, and specialty drinks like a golden date latte and smoked dirty chai. A signature item, the sweet and savory pastries blend French technique and Middle Eastern flavors. All items are available for both dine-in and carryout.

L’Avant-Garde (2915 M St)

The long-awaited sister to cocktail bar L’Annexe, next door. this 100-seat restaurant is helmed by Gilles Epié – the youngest chef ever to receive a Michelin star. The Southern French menu is infused with butter, foie gras, truffles and fish all shipped from France, and includes dishes like caramelized-roasted cod with Moroccan semolina and fried leeks, duck foie gras beignet, octopus with baby potatoes, a roasted sweetbread with caramelized endives and baby onion, and a white chocolate and lemon panna cotta. The cocktails are equally impressive, such as Thyme is of the Essence, featuring vodka, thyme and lavender-infused Cointreau, grapefruit, and raspberry shrub. According to Eater DC, Georgetown’s Boulangerie Christophe is partnering with the restaurant on its breads, desserts, and pastries.

Wolford (1238 Wisconsin Ave)

The Austrian luxury apparel and skinwear brand has been around since the 1950s. Shop their collection of tights, bodysuits, hosiery, and lingerie – in addition to new athleisure and ready-to-wear offerings.

Nisolo (3251 M St)

The store carries men’s and women’s shoes and accessories, with a focus on sustainability. According to its website, Nisolo believes the fashion industry can become one of the world’s most powerful conduits for social and environmental progress – reversing its impact on climate change and becoming one of society’s most effective tools to help eradicate poverty. Among Nisolo’s efforts to be part of the solution, the brand is pursuing 100% living wages, 0% net carbon, and measuring, tracking and sharing sustainability facts, among other initiatives. They have some pretty great boots, too.

The Show Room (1363 Wisconsin Ave)

The sneaker boutique buys and sells shoes. Pick up a new pair of kicks for a long walk around Georgetown.

Commonwealth Proper (1355 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 200)

Established in 2008, the private, experiential retailer also has showrooms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta, and sells custom suits, outwear and accessories – all made in the US.

Maman (1353 Wisconsin Ave NW)

The NYC-based French bakery and café is known for its chocolate chip cookies and an Instagrammable interior, and made Oprah’s Favorite Things list. The Georgetown location also serves breakfast items, soups, salads, quiches, sandwiches, and coffee and tea.

Taichi Bubble Tea (1357 Wisconsin Ave NW)

The NY-based café serves bubble tea and smoothies, as well as poke bowls and ramen. Try the spicy miso pork ramen and Matcha bubble tea, among other menu favorites.

Khin Sushi (1069 Wisconsin Ave NW)

Stop by for a selection of rolls, from California, avocado and cucumber varieties, to shrimp tempura, rainbow, Hawaiian, and red crunchy. Our sights are on the orange dragon roll, with shrimp tempura, salmon, avocado, cucumber, masago, and spicy mayo.

Villa Yara (2815 M St NW)

The Lebanese restaurant, bar and garden was designed after the tale of Yara – a character inspired by the famous Lebanese singer Fairouz – and features nods to 1970s art and music. The menu ranges from cold and warm mezza offerings, to charcoal-grilled meat dishes. Try the makanek (lamb sausage with pomegranate molasses), yara ghanoush (grilled beets with tahini and pistachios), rakakat jibneh (cheese rolls), or fattet batinjan (fried eggplant, crispy pita, yogurt tahini sauce, and fried nuts).

Shouk (1426 Wisconsin Ave NW)

Famous for plant-based street food, Shouk’s menu features everything from za’atar-roasted cauliflower bowls, to shawarma and falafel pitas, red lentil soup, kale caesar salad, hummus, spice fries, falafel balls, and choco-cardamom cookies.

Alkova (1510 Wisconsin Ave NW)

Alkova offers a respite for those who want to peacefully work, practice yoga, or do both. Their Georgetown co-working space offers a tranquil setting for collaborating with others or finding a quiet corner to yourself, while expert yoga instructors lead daily classes that are accessible for all bodies. Opt for the CoYo package and receive unlimited co-working daily passes and yoga classes for $500 per month (an extra $250 per month will get you a private office), with access to a tea bar, retail area featuring wellness and yoga products, mat and mat storage, meditation room, shower, phone booth, and more. If you’re not ready for that level of commitment, drop in for a single yoga class or one day of co-working space and test the place out.

Boat House Apparel (1061 31st St NW)

The shop along the C&O Canal at 1061 31st St NW specializes in graphic tees, sweatshirts, and other cozies designed for lake life and relaxing vacations. The women-owned small business has built a community around a love for fashion, travel, and water, capturing the magic of summers. Their Georgetown collection features nods to the neighborhood and the Canal. Pick up a sweatshirt or t-shirt and then ride in style on Georgetown Heritage’s C&O Canal boat.

DIG (1301 Wisconsin Ave NW)

The chef-centric eatery showcases the freshest vegetables of the season with a menu that features housemade sandwiches, bowls (try the charred chicken with roasted sweet potatoes, charred broccoli with lemon, and brown rice with garlic aioli), fresh-baked focaccia, and kids’ options – plus pastry selections like cookies, flourless chocolate brownies and sticky carrot cake. The restaurant will also be one of the first to feature DIG Dinner Boxes, a customizable option for feeding the family for $40.

Ever/Body (1242 Wisconsin Ave NW)

Ever/Body offers cosmetic dermatology for every tone, texture, age, gender, and body. Founded to demystify cosmetic dermatology and make it more accessible, the company believes in natural-looking – not obvious – results. Browse their menu of the most powerful treatments you can receive in an hour or less – from a facial starter, to wrinkle relaxer, dermal filler, or plasma hair restoration – paired with a product regimen to help your results last.

Van Leeuwen (3245 Prospect St NW)

The New York City-based ice cream shop is known for flavors like Honeycomb and Earl Grey, plus seasonal varieties like Milkshake & Fries, and vegan options including Peanut Butter Brownie Honeycomb and Strawberry Shortcake. For the debut of its Georgetown outpost, Van Leeuwen has partnered with neighborhood bakery Baked & Wired to design a limited-edition ice cream flavor – Dirty Chai Cupcake – that’s exclusive to DC scoop shops.

Lugano Diamonds (2810 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)

Lugano Diamonds features bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, and rings. Curated bridal, high jewelry, equestrian (you read that correctly), and “for him” collections are also available. An expert team of in-house gemologists, ateliers and craftspeople design each one-of-a-kind piece.

Todd Snyder (3211 M St NW)

The New York City-based menswear boutique is known for its signature American style, from re-engineered classics to refined soft tailoring, utility-inspired workwear, and streetwear. The location will also sell one-of-a-kind vintage watches and jewelry sourced by the NYC-based purveyor Foundwell, and the shoe shop will feature iconic brands like New Balance, Asics, Converse, and Alden. Customers can take advantage of same-day courier service, private shopping, an in-store stylist, VIP services, and custom suiting and other mainline pieces through the Made-To-Measure program.

Mugsy (2922 M St NW)

The brand was born after the founder, Leo, learned a hard truth from his coworker, who told him his baggy jeans looked horrible. All the slimmer jeans Leo tried were too tight and uncomfortable, so he decided to fix the problem – with a goal of supreme comfort, and a clean and stylish fit. Today, Mugsy jeans use a super-stretch denim and have made headlines across the country. In addition to jeans, the store carries shorts and swim trunks, chinos and other pants, blazers, sweatshirts, and tees, and golf wear.

Studs (3288 M St NW)

The bright, friendly and Instagrammable shop (so many neon signs!) first opened in New York in 2019, and offers services ranging from ear piercings to check-ups, jewelry change, and post downsizing. Ear maps and lookbooks help customers determine what they’re interested in, while over at the Earbar, 250+ earrings are on sale starting at $10.

Cafe Con Bagel (1332 Wisconsin Ave NW)

Stop by for bagels and breakfast sandwiches, including lox, or the A-Ham with ham, egg, American cheese, and pepper jelly. Lunchtime options include The Barbacoa BBQ with pulled pork and coleslaw on an everything bagel, and a turkey sandwich with cheddar, bacon and avocado. Empanadas, croissants, muffins, and a full Bolivian coffee menu are also available.

District Doughnut (3333 M St NW)

After many years in Cady’s Alley, a new District Doughnut outpost opened in the original (and iconic) sweetgreen location. Try the vanilla crème brûlée that’s caramelized right in front of you, or the brown butter, chocolate churro, blueberry glazed, our funfetti flavors. Gluten free doughnuts are also available every Friday.

Two Nine (3210 Grace Street NW)

Check out this pop-up until the restaurant’s permanent location is ready this Fall on 31st Street. Stop by Thursdays and Fridays from 2 pm – 7 pm, and Saturdays from 12:30 pm – 5 pm for fresh Chirashi takeout – a traditional style of Japanese rice bowl topped with raw fish, vegetables, nori, and more. Cream puffs, roll cakes and other pastries will also be available this summer. Once in its permanent location, the restaurant will operate as a Chirashi cafe on the ground floor, with a 12-seat omakase counter upstairs featuring 15- to 17-course meals.

FANGYÁN (1057 Wisconsin Ave NW)

FANGYÁN’s first brick-and-mortar store in DC features high-end clothing inspired by Asian culture. The store includes collections from more than 15 Chinese designers and labels such as Mukzin, ZI II CI IEN and Fansilanen, in addition to its own brand of silk, wool and cashmere pieces – from outerwear to swimwear and dresses.

Hitched (1663 Wisconsin Ave NW)

The modern, fine jewelry company is changing the way that couples shop for engagement rings by offering a fun, informative and low-pressure experience. Book an appointment to learn about diamonds and metals, and design your dream engagement ring. If you’re already engaged, check out Hitched’s 100+ wedding band collection, with a side of bubbly or brew.

Arcay Chocolates (3211 O St NW)

The shop features beautifully handcrafted chocolate bonbons, each filled with a unique flavor – from blackberry cardamom, to rum orange, lime basil, and lavender. You can also indulge in chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, hot chocolate bombs, ganache spreads, chocolate-covered dried fruits, and baked goods. The family-owned chocolate business began in Venezuela, where master chocolatier Anabella Arcay quickly gained international notoriety – receiving 42 medals at the International Chocolate Awards. The company moved to the U.S. in 2017.

The Georgetown Garden Shop (3214 O St NW)

The tranquil shop features a curated selection of garden furniture, décor, accessories and gifts. Owner and landscape designer Caroline Ervin can help with selections from luxury outdoor furniture manufacturers, as well as styling for garden spaces. The Georgetown Garden Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm. (Photo by Birch)

Kyojin (3315 Cady's Alley NW)

The 130-seat Japanese restaurant is helmed by Bangkok-born chef Saran “Peter” Kannasute, who is known for his sushi and omakase menus – with fresh fish flown in overnight from Japan. In addition to a wide variety of sushi and raw fish specials, including a make-your-own roll option, the menu features hot dishes including gyoza with wagyu beef, and salmon teriyaki. The space was designed by Miami-based Francois Frossard Design, and includes a sushi bar, and a sake tasting counter that will host tastings, classes and pairing dinners. Additional space will be added over time to accommodate private events, and a 10-seat omakase counter.

Pasha Castle Sweets & Tea (3279 M St NW)

The family-owned business specializes in homemade Turkish delights (also known as lokum) imported from Turkey, featuring traditional flavors like rosewater and pistachio, as well as more unique combinations, including raspberry and almond, and orange and hazelnut. Other treats include baklava, pistachio rolls, halep burma, ice cream, and candy. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Blank Street Coffee (3201 Prospect St NW)

The brand launched its first location in 2020 out of a coffee cart in Brooklyn, with a focus on specialty coffees from around the world and fresh food sourced locally. Try the shaken pumpkin spice, chai, or brown sugar cold brew, and the iced strawberries and cream latte, paired with a ham and cheese croissant, veggie quiche, or coffee cake.

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