Incoming options for seafood-centric pasta, wood-burning Middle Eastern food, and regional Greek

While restaurants across the D.C. area gear up for the holiday rush, some groups are simultaneously working to get a new crop of exciting projects over the finish line. In the next few months, that means the city will welcome incoming options for seafood-centric pasta from a New York restaurant magnate, regional Greek dishes from a big-name Washington chef, a mysterious Japanese project from a company known for ramen, and wood-fired Middle Eastern food from an established star.

Two huge projects to watch, both food halls, are not included on this list. All-Latin American market La Cosecha has already opened near Union Market, but the majority of the vendors are still constructing their spaces and either awaiting the go-ahead or operating in pop-up mode. The Roost, Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s first go at a multi-vendor complex, is shooting for a late winter or early spring opening in Capitol Hill.

Here’s a look at the most anticipated restaurants expected to arrive over the winter, including some biggies held over from the fall:

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