If your plans for the weekend include checking out a new restaurant, you have plenty of options. Joining recent spots such as Alba Osteria, Southern Efficiency, and Ivy & Coney, which debuted on New Year’s Day, is Silo. The Mount Vernon Square spot serves its first dinner on Saturday at 5.
The 50-seat eatery and 20-seat bar are home to French- and Swiss-leaning menus (below), courtesy of former C.F. Folks chef George Vetsch. Wintry dishes include the likes of kohlrabi soup with Gruyère-cheese fondue, a porcini-and-Swiss-chard veal neck roast, and potato-crusted branzino. Fans of classic desserts may want to save room for the pomegranate-vanilla crème brûlée. Owner Reza Akhavan also plans to keep the bar open late for the burgeoning neighborhood, with plenty of beers and wines by the glass.
Silo. 919 Fifth St., NW; 202-290-2233. Open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday 5 to 10 (bar open until 1), and Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 (bar open until 2). Closed Monday.