A Slew of New Eateries Coming to Town

Il Canale is expanding into the old Cannon’s Seafood building

Georgetown is adding to its wide variety of cuisine available in the neighborhood.

Here is an update on the upcoming new restaurants in Georgetown:

Bangkok Joe’s, well-known for its delicate Thai cuisine closed June 1 to covnert the space into a new South East Asian and French Restaurant called Mama Rouge. The new restaurant will open in early September. Mama Rouge will be located at 3000 K St., NW.

Orange Anchor, a new nautically-themed restaurant located on the Georgetown Waterfront will open in early August. The restaurant will offer seafood dishes as well as other beachy dishes, including signature hot dogs and corn dogs. The restaurant will also offer 40 different kinds of rum-heavy spirits to complement the food being served. The restaurant will be at 3050 K St., NW.

A new Japanese-style teriyaki griller will open early November at 1515 Wisconsin Ave, NW. The site of the restaurant is currently undergoing construction for extensive interior renovation. This restaurant plans to operate 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday, to help accommodate late night eaters of Georgetown.

With Chez Billy Sud, the Hilton brothers are looking to open up their newest location in Georgetown as they take over the former Café La Ruche at 1039 31st St., NW, early August. This restaurant will feature authentic Southern French cuisine, craft cocktails and a wide variety of French wines.

Il Canale, one of Georgetown’s favorite Italian restaurants, is expanding into the old Cannon’s Seafood building. The new, additional space is undergoing interior renovations as a part of the restaurant’s expansion plan. A publicist for Il Canale said that the restaurant is looking to complete the renovations by the end of the year.

A new Cajun-style restaurant, Yummi Crawfish will open at 1529 Wisconsin Ave., NW, as it takes over the former Puro Café. The restaurant will serve up a great variety of seafood dishes, including lobsters, crab legs, mussels, shrimp and raw oysters. The opening date is yet to be determined, stay tuned for more updates.

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