Update on Tinto, Coming to Columbia Heights, Will be a Wine and Whiskey Bistro and Art Gallery

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3463 14th Street, NW

Last week I shared word that a new restaurant called Tinto would be opening up next Taqueria Distrito Federal at 3463 14th Street, NW in Columbia Heights. At the time, a liquor license application posted out front indicated that the restaurant would be South American Fusion. The owner reached out to me via email and says that was an old concept – actually the space will be:

“a wine and whiskey bistro and gallery. We will feature local art every 6 weeks, our menu is Mediterranean influenced tapas/small plates sourced from local farms.”

The goal is to open in late October. Updates as we get closer to the date.

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  • “a wine and whiskey bistro and gallery. We will feature local art every 6 weeks, our menu is Mediterranean influenced tapas/small plates sourced from local farms.”

    Innovative, to say the least!

  • Still can’t wait!

  • Wine and whiskey are my two go-to drinks…true, the small-plates trend may be a bit overplayed, but I don’t mind. Honestly, I like being able to try several different dishes, and advertising as “small plates” lets me know that I should go to that restaurant/bar if I just want to nosh a little while having drinks, whereas I should go elsewhere on nights that I’m looking for a heartier, more cost-effective dinner. I’d definitely give this place a chance.

  • this does seem to have a high buzzword-to-restaurant ratio at this point, but if it gets off the ground, great!

  • There’s a slight identity crisis among a few places on this stretch of 14th Street. Zeba? The Getaway/Social? Now this place? It’s like there are a lot of confused restaurateurs up there. Maybe the dissonance of whiskey and Mediterranean food and art will work out, but my highly-unqualified, wildly-unsolicited advice would be to pick one and aspire to open another in five years. Keep it simple.

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