Many Washingtonians haven’t even made it to this newly redeveloped nook of the city yet, but if waterfront views and outdoor dining are your thing, put The Point on your dining agenda. The coastal eatery opened in 2021 in the Buzzard Point neighborhood, near D.C.’s soccer stadium, Audi Field. The first thing you’ll notice is how much space there is over here: A massive waterfront patio and even more cavernous interior make distanced dining pretty easy. The restaurant is perched near the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, which results in more wide-open water views than you get elsewhere on the rivers; watch sailboats float past or try to spot Alexandria, VA in the distance. The menu covers the seafood bases, with local must-haves like Maryland blue crab cakes and locally sourced oysters in season, plus some fun experiments like the warm donuts filled with creamy crab dip, and fish and meats cooked over a 12-foot-long wood fire grill. It gets crowded here on weekends, but if you’re able to score an outdoor seat around sunset you’re in for a treat.