We may not be right by the beach, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in stunning waterfront views. And what better plan for a summer evening than to spend it cooling off by the water at one of the many beautiful waterfront spots D.C. has to offer? From New-England-inspired seafood spots to the most refined of waterfront enclaves, these 5 stunning D.C. waterfront spots are a can’t miss!
1. Del Mar, The Wharf
A venture by renowned chef Fabio Trabbochi, this waterfront enclave at The Wharf serves some excellent Spanish dishes. Served with a side of waterfront breeze, its beautiful paellas and flavorful tapas will whisk you away to the Mediterranean coast.
Location: 791 Wharf St SW
2. Officina, The Wharf
This stylish trattoria and its beautiful terrazza offer some amazing views of the Wharf and the Potomac River. A venture by Michelin-starred chef Nicholas Stefanelli, Officina serves a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes, refreshing seasonal cocktails, plenty of champagne options. Buonissimo!
Location: 1120 Maine Ave SW
3. Fiola Mare, Washington Harbor
Another mouthwatering option by Trabbochi, Fiola Mare offers some of the best seafood in town with romance as background. Here you’ll get to try some of Trabocchi’s excellent yet simple seafood dishes meant to evoke the seaside dining experience of Italian coastal restaurants as well as some killer desserts. Currently, at Fiola Mare, you’ll find their Campfire Sundae, a decadent dessert featuring toasted marshmallow gelato, caribe chocolate sauce, caramel popcorn, honey cracker, smoked sea salt. The restaurant is currently open for indoor and outdoor dining, but their outdoor patio is also perfect for cozying up while enjoying some excellent cocktails.
Location: 3100 K St NW
4. The Salt Line, Navy Yard
Get a taste of New England at this Navy Yard spot. Located right by Nats Park, The Salt Line, is the perfect place for a relaxed night out enjoying some flavorful New England dishes, including scrumptious Lobster rolls, oysters and coddies made with salt cod, yukon gold potato, yellow mustard, and crackers. Munch away!
Location: 79 Potomac Ave SE
5. Sequoia, Georgetown
Sequoia’s floor to ceiling windows offers a magnificent view of Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge, and the Virginia skyline, which means you’ll get to enjoy excellent American fare as you take in the stunning views of the Potomac. Cheers!
Location: 3000 K St. NW