New Restaurant from owners of Rasika applies for liquor license in former Zola Space


800 F St, NW

Back in August we first learned that the owner of Rasika (and others) would be opening a new restaurant in the former Zola space by the Spy Museum at 8th and F St, NW. They’ve now applied for a liquor license which says:

“New restaurant serving American cuisine. Occupancy load is 230.”

Def. looking forward to learning more about this one. Stay tuned.

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  • “Another Concept,” not another restaurant thought it become part of the “Knightsbridge Restaurant Group” so I assume it is a restaurant.

  • “American Cuisine” = $20 burgers + soggy handcut fries + diarrhea.

  • With an occupancy load of 230 it sounds like they’re aiming for a more casual environment. Perhaps something that will appeal to the tourist that regularly swarm the Penn Quarter neighborhood. There’s nothing wrong with that. But I won’t be in a rush to visit anytime soon after it opens.

  • i work in the area, so am hoping for something casual where i can get lunch once in a while. i’m tired of pret a manger and the other options!

  • Am I just getting hopelessly old, unhip, and cranky…or does anyone else long for the old days when restaurants were restaurants and not “concepts?” (Same goes for stores–I think I hit my breaking point when I read a press release about the Ann Taylor store in Union Station morphing into a new Ann Taylor “concept.”)

    • No, I’m with you. Now that every bar and redtaurant has to be a “concept,” style seems to outweigh substance. Just open a place with good food, good drinks, and break this addiction to themes.

  • It’s actually going to be a brasserie… heard from a very good source

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