Waterfront Views

The Potomac River was once so polluted that President Lyndon Johnson called it a “national disgrace.” But after decades of cleanup efforts, DC’s river-fronts have instead become rosé-sipping territory. In recent years, the industrial graveyard around Navy Yard and Nationals Park has transformed into a destination for chefs. The Salt Line, for New England–style seafood, opened there this summer. Coming soon: Chloe, from former Proof chef Haidar Karoum; a second All-Purpose pizzeria; and the city’s first winery. And in October, the long-awaited Wharf development is set to unveil 24 acres of con-dos, shops, dining, and a concert venue in Southwest DC. Among the star-studded lineup: a Spanish restaurant from Fiola’s Fabio Tra­bocchi and a Southeast Asian spot courtesy of Restaurant Eve’s Cathal Armstrong.

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