The Salt Line

Featuring an outdoor waterfront bar, and a large menu inspired by New England classic dishes, the Salt Line has something for everyone.  The raw bar items change daily depending on which items are freshest. Ordering the oysters is a must here! We ordered a variety of the different oysters offered that day, and loved each one.  The Salt Line also has a vibrant bar scene and you can always catch Nats fans hanging around there.
 

Rasa

If you can’t tell, we absolutely love Indian food. It’s rare to find authentic Indian food in a fast-casual capacity, but Rasa is just that: “chipotle-style” Indian cuisine. They have pre-made bowls as well as create-your-own options. Not only is the food amazing, the décor is on-point. The paintings that lead the entry way are handmade by the owner’s aunt, and they are each a different neon shade to represent one of the seven rasas. In essence, a rasa is an emotion, so think “good vibes only”. Rasa is conveniently located next to Nat’s Park, so it’s time to step up your pregame meal. Rasa can also be delivered through Doordash and Caviar. Plus, a big shout out to the owners, Sahil and Rahul, for being Terp alumni!

Osteria Morini

Consistently ranked as one of DC’s best Italian restaurants by Zagat and Thrillist, and 2018 Rammy winner of Upscale Brunch of the Year, Osteria Morini is a must-try. With stunning river views, an open kitchen, and rustic decor, we are positive you will love your experience here. Start your meal off with the meatballs, cacio y pepe, and burrata.  All of the pasts are made in house, and naturally, we LOVE all of them. The cappelletti is one of the most beautiful and rich pastas we have ever tasted. The rigatoni, pappardelle, and campanelle nero will leave you begging for more. Enjoy these pasta dishes for half the price every Monday, thanks to “Morini Mondays”. Want something lighter? Morini Piccolo, a subset of Osteria Morini, is an Italian snack stand located on the boardwalk. Morini Piccolo features gelato sandwiches and frozen cocktails (including frozen negronis).

All Purpose Riverfront

Chances are, if you live in DC, you have heard about All Purpose. Brought to you by the creators of the Red Hen and Boundary Stone, All Purpose Pizzeria serves some of the best brick-oven pizza that this city has to offer (in our opinion). While the original location in Shaw is just as amazing, the new location at the Riverfront offers a great view of the river, and is in a prime spot for grabbing food and drinks before or after a Nationals game. There is an outdoor bar area, and they will be opening their rooftop sometime this summer! We LOVE the sedgewick and buona pizzas (aka any pie with that mouth watering honey on top). Pair your pies with the eggplant parm, arancini verde, and the fried garlic knots. Tip: Skip the wait for a table, and get All Purpose delivered to you on Caviar.

Bluejacket

Bluejacket is one of the District’s few local breweries. Located in Navy Yard, the huge three-story brewery serves as a great spot to grab some local beers and food.  Wash down your tater tots, wings, and fried mumbo chicken sandwich with one of Bluejacket’s 20 original ales and lagers that are on tap daily. Don’t discredit the brunch here, the cinnamon buns are insanely delicious.

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Whaley's

Looking for a brunch that has non-traditional dishes? Whaley’s is the spot. Located along the waterfront, Whaley’s nautical theme has you feeling like you are at a beach. They have a spectacular seafood tower to go along with beach theme. Their brunch drinks are superb and they also have crudo dishes which are fresh and light! Check out their Rose garden on the patio during the summer months.