PoPville Preview – New Oyster Bar, Eat the Rich Opening Saturday in Shaw

1841 7th Street, NW

Derek Brown’s newest restaurant and cocktail spot – Eat the Rich – opens in Shaw tomorrow night. I stopped by for a peek last night and as expected the place looks great. Like Brown’s nearby Sherry spot Mockingbird Hill the space is dominated by a huge bar:


With seating in the back:


Lots more photos including a look at the rough draft fall menu (including future Sunday options) after the jump.

bar looking towards back

back room art

back room oyster traps up top

back room more art

bar looking towards front






1841 7th Street, NW looking north


14 Comment

  • Yay! Welcome to the neighborhood!

  • good prices — especially the oysters.

  • Can’t wait to try the oysters. But those weird drawings are a bit unappetizing to look at.

  • man… derek brown is killing it. nice work.

  • “Grilled Mennonite,” eh? I thought we’d be eating the RICH.

  • But…but…but…. WHERE IS THE BEER LIST!?

  • Is there really no choice but a whole dozen oysters??!!! What if I just want 3? My BF doesn’t eat fish and I can’t imagine eating a whole dozen oysters by myself. I was hoping I could just stop in for a couple oysters and a beer.

    • i’m going to grumpily expand my comment and say this menu makes me sad; it’s a bit what I’d expect to see at a pub on a dock in England when it’s cold and rainy and I’m wearing rainboots and a slicker, sitting next to a fisherman with a long white beard and a pipe. I was looking for some good (but I guess too boring) seafood options at this place. And I wasn’t expecting to have to eat pork jowl and celery root in order to get them. SO Fancy but yet SO unappetizing sounding. Oh well. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong and it’ll be the most amazing food ever tasted.

  • Those seats look incredibly uncomfortable. But eel pie!

  • I like raw oysters just fine, but I’m a little disappointed that there are no cooked oyster options. They’re delicious when cooked in so many other ways.

  • Wow, that is some aggressive capitalism.

  • FANTASTIC! I ate here Saturday night and it blew me away. Awesome oysters and oyster shooters, fabulous chowder, and OMG OMG, the pocket-book Porgy for 2 was out of this world. I would hold this place up to any of the finest seafood places in the area. These chefs know how to cook and the service was outstanding, knowledgable and friendly. Don’t forget the desert of pears. All perfectly paired with wine. I would not change a thing guys, please don’t change a thing as you get discovered and packed with people. You were perfect on your first night. I will be back for my weekly seafood fix.

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