District restaurants with open outdoor patios and seatings


Kwame Joseph Compass Realtor

Warm Weather Fun In And Around Washington D.C.

The Salt Line (79 Potomac Ave. SE), an oyster and ale house, opens Thursday. The restaurant specializes in New England-inspired dishes under the direction of executive chef Kyle Bailey. The menu will feature the day’s catch — often underutilized species of fish — purchased from individual fishermen in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Friday is National Doughnut Day, started by the Salvation Army in Chicago to honor its members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken (1308 G St. NW) will celebrate the occasion with a cherry pie doughnut made with cherry compote filling, tart cherry vanilla glaze and shortbread cookie crumbles for $3.50. All of the cherry pie doughnuts sold Friday will benefit the Fisher House Foundation.

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Red’s Table (11150 South Lakes Dr., Reston, Virginia) will host a tasting dinner showcasing lesser-known light red wines. The wines will complement a seasonal four-course dinner created by newly appointed executive chef Kevin Ettenson. Tickets are priced at $85 per person.

Beginning June 10 on Global Wellness Day, Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel (2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) will go green with a healthy version of its leftover “doggie bag” service. During the weeklong celebration, diners can opt to have any meat remaining on their plates transformed into a healthy salad on a bed of mesclun, radishes, cucumbers and strawberries, with a side of sherry vinaigrette.

All Set Restaurant & Bar (8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring, Maryland) will celebrate Father’s Day (June 18) with a special “Dads Eat Free” offer. Dads will receive a complimentary entree with the purchase of an additional entree of equal or greater value.

Summer in the city is enhanced by Hula Girl Bar and Grill (4044 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Virginia) with its Hawaiian Happy Hour, taking place every day from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Various beers, wines and tropical drinks, including a concoction of coconut rum and tropical juices, are available at special prices, along with an array of dishes. Fridays are “Get Lei’d Aloha Fridays,” with Hawaiian leis for all.