Mediterranean Spot Opening 2nd Location in Adams Morgan

Med. Spot Adams Morgan
2421 18th Street, NW

Finally there is new tenant for the former Carribou Coffee space and more recently the former Uptowner Cafe space which closed in Dec. 2010. It’s been vacant ever since but not for much longer. I spoke with some workers at the property and they say the owner of Mediterranean Spot at 15th and U St (formerly 24/Seven located at 14th and U) will be opening up a second location here. I called the folks at Mediterranean Spot and they confirm they’ll be opening up a second restaurant with the same name and similar menu here. Stay tuned for an opening date when they get closer to opening but it should be in the next 2-3 weeks.

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  • I really wonder why it was vacant so long. High rents?

    In the end this is one of the most surprising things about Adams Morgan to me. That it has so many unoccupied storefronts despite its supposed overwhelming popularity.

    • The condo association prevents any restaurant from installing a ‘hood for ventilation’ so you can’t do any real cooking there which has prevented a standard restaurant from moving in. That’s why Caribou Coffee and the Uptowner Cafe were good fit for the space – they didn’t need a hood for cooking. I wish Mediterranean Spot the best of luck here. Will be great to have one less vacancy.

  • So… the same restaurant will have two locations within a 5 min walk of each other?

    I want to like this place, but every time I take out from there the food is doused in sauce and by the time I get it back home to eat it (8 min walk) it’s a soppy mess. Maybe I need to try eating it there.

  • I find the gyro and chicken platters reasonable, and affordable if you are looking for a filling meal under $12. But agree, likely better to eat there.

  • oh how I wish this was a typo and it’s actually The Greek Spot who will be opening another location here…

  • Try the Chicken Caesar Salad for $5.99; tastes great and is the best deal around!

  • I thought this place had been vacant for a long time because it was impossible to support the type of ventilation that is necessary for a kitchen. Or was that just an unsubstantiated rumor?

  • I have a friend who lived in this building maybe 6 or 7 years ago — said it was surprisingly quiet, given the proximity to 18th Street. I’d be curious if others have had the same experience…

  • Interesting. They never got their pizza act together at the U St. location and I’m surprised how well that place is doing. It has the look of a cafe, but it’s clearly 24/7. Though I do enjoy their gyro.

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