In addition to delving in to the hottest local food trends of 2012, Zagat also made a list of the 13 hottest new restaurants is D.C. Consult the list below before your next dinner out.
Bandolero (3241 M St. NW)
Boqueria (1837 M St. NW)
Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave. NW)
El Cucho (3313 11th St. NW)
Hank's Oyster Bar on Capitol Hill (633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Al Dente (3201 New Mexico Ave. NW)