District Kitchen Opens

Check out the full opening-night menu.
District Kitchen Opens

Place Settings at District Kitchen. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Opening night has finally arrived: Jawad Saadaoui and Drew Trautmann’s 75-seat restaurant is serving dinner this evening starting at 5 PM. We have a sneak peek of the opening menu after the jump, though the lineup of seasonal items is printed in-house on a daily basis to allow for changes (so don’t get heartsick if the gin, grapefruit, and pink peppercorn cocktail or the cider-braised pork shank gets switched out one day).

Check out our early look of the space, which includes plenty of photos to get you geared up for din.

District Kitchen. 2606 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-238-9408. Open Monday to Thursday 5 to 10 PM, Saturday 5 to 11, and Sunday 5 to 10. Appetizers $4 to $10; salads and produce $7 to $12; mains $13 to $24.

Click to read the full menu.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.