717 8 St. S.E.
Starting off our list is Rose’s Luxury.
Owned by the innovative Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury is named one of Eater’s hottest restaurants in DC.
The line forms early and the wait can stretch for hours, but fear not, as critics and fans alike agree, it’s well-worth the wait.
Fare includes, creative dishes like ricotta agnolotti with kumquat and sweet potato or crispy squid with Yemeni hot sauce, romaine and sweet lemon puree.
Pineapple and Pearls
715 8 St. S.E.
A stone’s throw away from Rose’s Luxury seats Aaron Silverman’s other culinary achievement, Pineapple and Pearls.
With an ambiance that is both elegant and cozy, it’s Rose’s Luxury’s more refined big sister.
Pineapple and Pearls showcases an exquisite fare, including a 13-course tasting menu.
Listed as no. 1 in the 100 Best Restaurants in DC by the Washingtonian, they rave that the “luscious slices of rib eye paired with creamed parsley and chanterelle” are simply divine.
Hank’s Oyster Bar
633 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E.
Also, featured on the Washingtonian’s 100 Best Restaurants in DC, is Hank’s Oyster Bar.
This Jamie Leeds creation includes a variety of fare for every seafood lover’s delight — lobster rolls with Old Bay fries, clam chowder, fried shrimp, crabcakes and of course, oysters!
It’s the perfect spot for a light meal after a movie, or a casual date night.
Extending across 500-acres between I-395 and the Anacostia River, is Capitol Riverfront.
An active destination year-round, activities include everything from the Ice Yards, a ski chalet experience with live music and boozy snow cones, to the local TSNY Washington DC, a dedicated flying trapeze school on premise available to anyone who wants to learn.
With local eateries hosting pop-ups monthly, community trivia nights galore, and an on-site spa — Capitol Riverfront is convenient go-to for new Washington DC residents and veteran locals.
300 Tingey St. S.E.
Listed as One of the Best Bars in America by Esquire, Bluejacket is a “brewery without boundaries.”
A place where modern rustic meets industrial flare, Bluejacket was built in 1919 and it’s a former factory turned spirits establishment.
In fact, it was a part of the old Navy Yards Ship and Munitions Manufacturing complex.
According to critics, the best brews to enjoy are the Lost Weekend, Forbidden Planet and Mexican Radio.
300 Tingey St. S.E.
Inside Bluejacket is its culinary brother, Arsenal.
From the double-cut pork chops to the Falafel burger, Arsenal offers the fare to complement Bluejacket’s brews.
If you arrive hungry, patrons recommend the Bluejacket Double — two quarter-pound beef patties with dill pickles, American cheese, grilled onions and Million-Island (homemade Thousand Island) dressing.
301 Water St. S.E.
Set on the Anacostia River, Agua 301 is a refreshing contemporary twist to traditional Mexican cuisine.
The brainchild of Zest American Bistro’s owner, former Masa 14/El Centro chef, Antonio Burrell, the 106-seat space is a vibrant burst of color and flavor to the Navy Yard.
Boasting over 50 tequilas and mezcals, the spirits menu complements its culinary offerings.
From guacamoles to ceviches, from zesty tacos to fresh seafood — at Agua 301, it’s Cinco De Mayo every day!
The National Mall
The National Mall is the focal point of most sightseeing excursions in DC, and for residents of One Hill South, it’s a quick walk away.
This historic, wide-open space spreads from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Capitol Building.
Spend a day exploring all of the sites within the Mall, or pick out just a few.
Some of our favorites include, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian.