DC Refined: 5 new must-try lunches in D.C.

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj recently closed Nopa in Penn Quarter and replaced it with this on-trend Mediterranean spot featuring such dishes as charred romanesco cauliflower and creative spreads like tzatziki labneh, eggplant matbucha and carrot hummus served with black rice pita. Other dishes served during the recently launched lunch include a lamb cheesesteak, a lamb and beef cheeseburger gilded with Manchego, flatbreads and chorizo-crusted cod.

Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. weekdays

800 F St. NW

Michael Yarger