3 Delicious Dinner Spots To Try Now — & What To Wear

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If you're a foodie (or simply want a break from cooking), the District is your playground right now. But, with so many new restaurants on the scene, it's trickier than ever to plan a solid Friday night out. Luckily, we've taste-tested three amazing new places, from light-filled Vietnamese spots to oh-so-cozy Italian eateries, and picked out the perfect outfit for each one. Translation? All you have to do is book a table and navigate a menu full of awesomeness. Bon appetit!

doimoiPhoto: Courtesy of R. Lopez/Under a Bushel Photography.

Doi Moi is Logan Circle's buzziest new hotspot, and the Thai-Vietnamese eatery comes by way of chef Haidar Karoum and owner Mark Kuller. (The two collaborated previously on Proof and Estadio, so you can imagine the level of anticipation around this spot.) For a menu that veers from spicy to sweet and back again, get creative with mixed prints, elegant baubles, and menswear-inspired kicks for a touch of quirk.

Clockwise from top left: BCBG Metallic Stone Statement Necklace, $98, available at BCBGMaxAzria; Reiss Corrie Printed Sheer Shirt, $210, available at Reiss; United Colors Of Benetton Trousers, $79.50, available at United Colors Of Benetton; Sam Edelman Jerome Metallic Oxfords, $150, available at Dillard's; ASOS Leather Boxy Bag With Front Quilting, $124.59, available at ASOS.

Doi Moi, 1800 14th Street NW; 202-733-5131.

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RosesLuxuryPhotographed by Paul Thornley.

Maybe it's the fact that Rose's Luxury is located in our 'hood, but it's already one of our favorite spots — never mind that the restaurant, helmed by Momofuku vet Aaron Silverman, has only been open a matter of days. Whether you grab a seat in the atrium-esque back room or upstairs at the retro-cool bar, you'll want to wear something that exudes effortless polish. Think cozy layers, skinnies, and a seriously rad hat.

Clockwise from top left: rag & bone Black Tattered Dash Jean, $188, available at Intermix; T By Alexander Wang Striped Fine-Knit Sweater, $114.99, available at The Outnet; Wood Wood Bowery Hat, $310, available at Need Supply; J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt, $78, available at J.Crew; Sam Edelman Shay Boot, $140, available at Simply Soles; Forever 21 Vibrant Printed Scarf, $8.80, available at Forever 21; Nasty Gal Chained Envelope Clutch, $48, available at Nasty Gal.

Rose's Luxury, 717 8th Street SE; 202-608-5988.
RedHenPhoto: Courtesy of The Red Hen/Mark Silva.

Craving some comfort after a rainy, dreary couple of days? Head to Bloomingdale's Red Hen for the most soul-nourishing Italian-influenced fare you've had in a long time. From the hearty pastas to the tasty seafood and roasted meats, you'll find something to fill that empty spot. And don't skimp on the appetizers or the extensive wine list, either — literally everything is delish.

Clockwise from top left: Holst + Lee Crystal Stud Earrings, $75, available at Shopbop; Uniqlo Alpaca Blend V-Neck Cardigan, $29.90, available at Uniqlo; Michael By Michael Kors Arley Boot, $295, available at Piperlime; Max Mara Gia Shoulder Bag, $925, available at Bloomingdale's; H&M Dress, $34.95, available at H&M; Topshop Black Twisted Over Knee Socks, $14, available at Topshop.

The Red Hen, 1822 First Street NW; 202-525-3021.