Eater: The 15 Hottest Restaurants in DC Right Now

Restless restaurateur Ashok Bajoj (Rasika, Sababa, Bindaas) spent a year dreaming up an overhaul for NoPa Kitchen + Bar in Penn Quarter, orchestrating a Mediterranean makeover that brought in flavors from Spain, Morocco, Italy, Portugal, Greece, and Tunisia. Along with giant wine bottles hanging from fishnets on the ceiling, diners will find takes on European and North African dishes such as Galician octopus carpaccio and chicken pastilla with green harissa and pistachios in a phyllo dough.

Sarah Sicherman