Scuttlebutt Confirmed – The Heights has been Sold!

3115 14th Street, NW

Yesterday’s scuttlebutt about The Heights being sold has been confirmed. From a press release:

“The Heights, Columbia Heights’ neighborhood restaurant, is set to change owners by the start of 2015, with the concept to remain intact. Having gone under contract earlier this week to local restaurateur Ammar Daoud, the deal will transpire once license transfers are complete. Daoud, who has over 20 years of experience operating casual dining brands in the U.S. and internationally, plans to keep the restaurant operational as the neighborhood-centric place it has been for the past seven years, with all staff remaining.

The Heights is currently under the ownership of EatWell DC, which owns and operates four other neighborhood restaurant concepts: The Pig, Logan Tavern, Commissary and Grillfish. Upon completion of the contract’s transfers, EatWell DC will focus on these restaurants as well as explore future endeavors within Washington, D.C. A priority remains growing its produce farm, EatWell Natural Farm, located in La Plata, Maryland.

The Heights’ eclectic American fare and emphasis on locally sourced, fresh ingredients and craft beer and cocktails will continue, but Daoud’s vision does include a menu update in the future and to create a more alfresco dining experience. The Heights will continue to honor EatWell gift certificates through March 31, 2015, and this year’s New Year’s Eve offerings will remain as previously publicized.”

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  • what else does daoud own?

    • I had the same question. A quick google search showed him as president of the DC Restaurant Group, which owns the Mad Hatter, Cafe Soleil, the Bottom Line, the Front Page, among others. No idea how accurate this is.
      At least it’s not going to be a burger joint, for now anyway.

      • Not a huge fan of any of those places, although the Bottom Line is a solid enough old-school bar. Still though, good news that it’s going to stay a full-service restaurant.

        Mad Hatter and Front Page just anger me.

  • Good to hear, I actually liked the Heights and feel that a decent sit down place is better than another burger joint.

  • Keep the staff! (Especially bartender Keith!) Keep the happy hour! Keep the ginger calamari, burgers, mussels, heck – all the HH menu is great! PLEASE change the horrible stools & seats!

  • Yes, please for God sake change the bar stools! They are the most uncomfortable, ugly, POS.

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