In partnership with Van Ness Main Street, we are continually updating this directory of local stores, restaurants and institutions as they update their operational plans.
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Under Phase 2 (which started June 22): Nail salons can reopen, by appointment. Restaurants can serve customers indoors at 50 percent capacity. Museums, libraries and gyms can also reopen with capacity limits and social distancing measures.
Acacia Food & Wine is open for dinner, inside and on the patio, Tuesdays through Sundays from 3 to 10 p.m. Also, brunch is served on Sundays starting at 11 a.m. Reserve a table on OpenTable or call 202-537-1040. Acacia is also accepting takeout and delivery orders from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There’s a $20 minimum and a $5 fee for delivery within a two-mile radius. Order online or call 202-537-1040.
Bread Furst is open to shoppers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also delivering via Uber Eats. And, it is accepting online orders and payments for pickup. Bread Furst says its staff is also prepared to take phone orders for curbside pickup. And, if you prefer, “we would be happy to deliver directly. Just call us here at the bakery and any of our team would be happy to help.”
Buck’s Fishing and Camping has opened its patio to diners. Email email@example.com to reserve a spot. Buck’s is open Wednesday through Sunday. It is still taking takeout orders at 202-364-0777. Buck’s also delivers via Caviar.
Comet Ping Pong has opened its patio and dining room and is continuing carry-out and delivery. To order, call 202-364-0404 (Comet prefers this) or order online through Caviar.
Cut ‘n Edge family barbershop is open with restrictions under the District’s phase one order, including mandatory face masks and haircuts by appointment only. Call 202-537-1530.
Diplomat Cleaners is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ernesto’s Hairstyling is open with restrictions under the District’s phase one order, including mandatory face masks and haircuts by appointment only. Call 202-686-0580.
Flagship Car Wash is open but is washing vehicle exteriors only.
**** Gabrielle Czaja, PT, has resumed in-person office visits and continues to offer telehealth sessions for physical therapy and the Alexander Technique. There is also a summertime special for new clients. Call 202-223-4943.
Headliner Hair Salon is open with restrictions under the District’s phase one order, including mandatory face masks and haircuts by appointment only. Call 202-966-9662.
Hillwood Museum and its gardens are open under Phase 2 guidance, which includes mandatory advance reservations.
**** I’m Eddie Cano‘s dining room and patio are open, and it offers carryout, delivery by Doordash and delivery by Starship Deliveries robots. Another carryout/delivery option: Nantucket Clam Shack, I’m Eddie Cano’s new sister restaurant operating out of the same location.
Italian Pizza Kitchen, long open for takeout and delivery, has opened and expanded its outdoor seating.
Laliguras Van Ness is open for takeout and delivery.
Levine Music campuses are closed to the public. Individual lessons and summer camps are being offered online.
Lucky Nails is open for manicures and pedicures. Call 202-364-8001 for hours and an appointment.
**** Muchas Gracias is a pop-up partnership between a former Oyamel chef, Buck’s Fishing and Camping and Comet Ping Pong. The storefront at 5029 Connecticut Avenue offers lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and dinner from 4 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It’s all carryout or delivery except for the Reserve a “Muchas Gracias Patio Party Experience” for as many as six people. $65 per person (prepaid) covers the four- to five-course tasting menu.
Nail Avenue is open under Phase 2 opening guidance. Call 202-966-6799 to make an appointment.
The New Morning Farm market at Sheridan School is open for its usual Tuesday and Saturday hours.
Nice Tailor and Cleaners is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nicole Crowder Upholstery continues to reupholster chairs, couches and cushions for clients, and offers contact-free furniture pickup & delivery. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Peirce Mill is closed.
Pho 14 has reopened its patio and is open for takeout and delivery from noon to 8:30 p.m. Call 202-986-2326.
Politics and Prose has reopened its doors, and continues to accept online and phone orders for pickup or delivery. The store continues to host live author talks via webcast and it is offering its classes online.
Revo Nails is open for manicures and pedicures. Call for an appointment 202-244-4373.
Rosemary Bistro Cafe is open to dine-in and carryout customers daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Susan Gage Caterers, co-owned by Forest Hills neighbors, quickly pivoted to sell meal kits and prepared meals. Through July 31st they will also cater a “backyard soiree” for a maximum eight guests.
Sushi Para is open for takeout and delivery.
Tesoro Trattoria and Pizzeria is seating customers indoors and out. Call 202-363-6100 to make a reservation. Tesoro will also deliver orders free to customers who live within a one-mile radius as well as through Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats.
Thai Pad is open for indoor and outdoor dining and for takeout and delivery.
Tony’s Barbershop is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 202-244-8669 for an appointment.
The UDC Van Ness farmers market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the UDC Student Center. Be familiar with its safety precautions before you arrive. To limit contact, most vendors are welcoming preorders.
Uptown Market is open for dinner inside and on the patio Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cafe is also open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends for coffee, donuts and breakfast items. Hours on the market side are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Uptown is still accepting online orders for groceries, prepared meals and even toilet paper. Orders can be picked up at the store or delivered.
Van Ness Wines and Liquors is open noon to 7:30 p.m. daily with free delivery for orders $25 and over, within a two-mile radius. Call 202-363-7000.
Viet Chopsticks is now open for the first time. It is seating dine-in customers and taking orders for takeout. Call 202-735-5059 for reservations or to order. Viet Chopsticks is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Washington Photo Safari is resuming its photography instruction sessions as DC reopens. For those uncomfortable with joining a socially-distanced group, WPS is offering $24.95 private online photo critique appointments and $99 private lessons by phone. Health care workers and first responders get free safaris through August 31st.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ZIPS is also selling masks.