Casual, Fine Dining Restaurant with Craft Bar, Union Social, Coming to NoMa this Fall

Elevation building in the 100 block of Florida Ave, NE

From a press release:

“MRP Residential, a residential development and investment management firm, today announced Union Social, the latest dining experience from local restaurateur Reese Gardner, is coming to Elevation at Washington Gateway. Union Social is slated to open this fall.

Gardner, who operates Copperwood Tavern, Irish Public House, The Mighty Pint and Wilson Tavern through his Wooden Nickel Bar Company, will bring his farm-to-table approach to the NoMa neighborhood via Union Social. Union Social is a DC Metro inspired casual, fine dining restaurant featuring a scratch kitchen and craft bar.

Architecturally designed to replicate a train station or bus terminal by Maggie O’Neill, who previously collaborated with Gardner on Irish Public House and Copperwood Tavern, Union Social’s 5,600-square-foot space will feature marble and steel elements, subway tile and other accents.

Elevation at Washington Gateway includes 400 units, ground-level retail, and a 600-space parking garage. As part of the residential complex, MRP Residential is constructing a European-inspired central plaza with a dramatic water feature and a pedestrian stair connection to New York Avenue, NE. The 14-story apartment building, located adjacent to the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro Station, will open its doors this summer.”

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  • hallelujah

  • Don’t they mean Irish Whiskey Public House? Did they forget the name of their own bar?

  • Wow, that building is not attractive. NoMa is the new Clarendon.

    • I agree that it looks bad from this angle, but I actually think it looks pretty decently when approaching from further up on FL or NY Ave. In my opinion, NoMa actually has some of the more interesting new large-scale architecture in the city (though granted there are also a number of uninspired buildings).

      • I agree, when of think of all of the new buildings in DC, NoMa has some of the most interesting. The NPR Building, Archstone Building, and 1100 First street are all great example of modern architecture.

    • +1. I really hope this isn’t going to be a douche-magnet like Wilson Tavern.

  • Yay, more contemporary American!

  • wow. i really like copperwood tavern in shirlington. this will do well – lots of residents and minimal competition.

  • So is it casual dining or fine dining? Will the restaurant serve only jumbo shrimp?

  • NoMa=Dave Thomas Circle

  • “Architecturally designed to replicate a train station or bus terminal”

    For inspired architectural swagger jacking, train stations I’ll buy.. but Bus terminals??

  • Very glad something has been announced for this space! I live a few blocks away and have watched this, and other towers, pop up in the neighborhood the past 3 years, overtaking the abandoned grassy (trash-filled) lots. I’ll definitely check it out!

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