Thanks to David for sending the photo above. Back in Sept. 2012 we learned that Thally would be coming to 1316 9th Street, NW. From their liquor license application:
“New Restaurant. A modern, energetic bistro serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Background music will be provided. Sidewalk Cafe with 10 seats. Occupancy Load of 99.”
I spoke with owner Sherman Outhuok who tells me that the build-out should take approximately 12 weeks with an anticipated late June opening. Sherman is currently a general manager/bartender at the great Columbia Heights’ spot Maple located at 3418 11th St, NW. He tells me that he and his partner chef Ron Tanaka (formerly of New Heights in Woodley Park) plan on opening a very comfortable neighborhood spot serving contemporary American fare. There will also be a good selection of wine by the glass (24), draft beers, and cocktails to compliment the food. They plan to keep the place casual and at a lower price point than some of the other newly opened restaurants.
And for those curious about the name – Thally comes from a carriage house located in the alley that was named Tally-Ho back in the day. That and Sherman’s daughter is nick-named Tally – thus Thally was born.
Stay tuned for updates on the menu and the space as they get closer to opening.
1316 9th Street, NW