Jake’s American Grille opening Feb. 25th at 5016 Connecticut Ave, NW

Photo courtesy of Jake’s American Grille

Back in late Dec. we noted that Jake’s American Grille was coming to 5016 Connecticut Ave, NW. Jake’s is another venture from the folks behind the Ugly Mug and is located in the old Uptown Cathay space. You can see their menus here.

From a press release:

Jake’s American Grille announces its grand opening on February 25th, providing the Chevy Chase, DC, neighborhood a dining experience like none other in the area. The latest concept of the District Restaurant Group (DRG), Jake’s American Grille will offer an upscale menu to be complimented by an extensive craft cocktail menu as well as sixteen domestic and imported beers on draft. The ambiance is a loose interpretation of that of the interior of a naval aircraft carrier.

“I have never been one to come up with a gimmick for a restaurant concept,” says DRG founder, Gaynor Jablonski, who also brought The Ugly Mug, Maddy’s Bar & Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille to the District. “The gimmick should always just be great food, great service and a great atmosphere,” Jablonski added. “This spot is a little different. It is special because it honors the memory of my grandfather, Jake.”

Jake’s namesake, Edwin “Jake” Jablonski, was a retired Naval Chief Petty Officer whose accomplished career earned him numerous awards for his patented fire extinguishing material used aboard U.S. Aircraft Carriers. The walls of Jake’s American Grille are adorned with old photographs that pay tribute to Jake’s professional career and family. Also displayed are a few of Jake’s awards and old newspaper clippings that document his many achievements.

Photo courtesy of Jake’s American Grille

8 Comment

  • Man, a modern day gold rush is happening in DC… Amazing to see how many businesses have popped up here, namely restaurants after years of “nothing to write home about”. Also amazing to find out that liquor licenses are being handed out like wild fire to many businesses citing the moratorium on liquor licenses that was here for so many years preventing businesses from starting for ages in DC… I’m beginning to wonder where all these new food spots will find people to eat their stuff, and I’m also wondering if DC id just going to be one big mall of restaurants without any really significant retail outlets (besides Wall-Mart). *sigh*

  • YEEEAY! I’m psyched to have a new bar/grill open in our neighborhood : ) The only place between cleveland park and Chevy Chase circle worth hanging out in was Comet. Hopefully it will be a cool place to go : )

  • Now just PLEASE have edible food and restrooms that don’t harbor exotic diseases, unlike the Ugly Mug, and the place will be incredible.

  • I’m thrilled that the neighborhood finally has a sports bar. I’m tired of sneaking a beer into the Burger King while listening to the game on my transistor radio.

  • $13 for a Reuben? What is this, Second Ave Deli? Nope, it’s Chevy Chase. GTFO.

  • Looks like the perfect DC restaurant for the area’s population.

  • “Jake’s American Grille will offer an upscale menu…”

    Upscale…that means overpriced, right?

  • went this weeked – awesome! ton of food and very moderate prices – cool atmosphere and staff was so nice!

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