8 new restaurants to try around Washington

With so many restaurant options in the Washington area, it's good to gather intel: Here are eight spots, recently vetted by Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, that are worth a try.

Primrose

Ready your Instagram before stepping into this Brookland wine bar from restaurateur Sebastian Zutant and his wife, designer Lauren Winter. The setting is dreamy, thanks in no small part to chandeliers adorned with ostrich plumes. The wine list is French-focused, with about 75 labels. The menu skews French but plays around with classics; the onion soup, for example, tastes beefy while remaining decidedly meat-free. Pommes frites for the table are a must. 3000 12th St. NE.