“Whaley’s, a raw bar and restaurant, will open Monday, May 16th in the historic Lumber Shed at The Yards”

whaleys
301 Water Street, SE

When I said yesterday Navy Yard was about to be flush with oysters, I didn’t realize just how soon that was – Monday!!

From a press release:

“Whaley’s, a raw bar and restaurant, will open Monday, May 16th in the historic Lumber Shed at The Yards, located at 301 Water Street Suite 115 SE in the growing Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront District.

Under Chef Daniel Perron— formerly of Fiola Mare, Blue Duck Tavern and The Oval Room—the opening menu will feature shellfish towers, crudos, a selection of seafood-focused plates and a rotating family-style platter for sharing. Dishes will feature items like:

Day Boat Scallop Crudo, Muscat Grapes, Sea Beans & Fennel Pollen
Jumbo Lump MD Crab Salad, Sea Urchin, Celery, Cucumber & Old Bay Chips
Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Peanut Romesco, Charred Tomatillos & Pickled Pearl Onion

Longtime collaborator, mentor and friend Brian Zipin has assembled a beverage program featuring specialty cocktails, thoughtfully-selected wines and craft beers.

The new restaurant’s design, from Edit Lab at Street Sense, is anchored by the building’s floor-to-ceiling, 35-foot tall glass façade with the original roof trusses exposed. The Lumber Shed was an integral part of the Washington Navy Yard, the US Navy’s oldest shore establishment founded in 1799.

Artist John DeNapoli has designed a 100-foot mural “Under The Sea” inspired by mid-century geometrical artists.

Whaley’s will be located on the south face of the Lumber Shed building, between Osteria Morini and Agua 301. The restaurant’s layout will include a 22-seat counter bar and a 44-seat dining room, as well as outdoor patio seating, facing the riverfront and the surrounding Yards Park.

Partners, cousins and fourth generation Washingtonians Nick and David Wiseman, the team behind DGS Delicatessen & Specialty Bar, are the creative force behind Whaley’s. Dave and Nick began prowling the fish barges on Maine Avenue as kids and dropping chicken necks to catch crabs on the Delaware shore. “We grew up eating clams, crabs and oysters right out of the water or just off the boat,” said Nick Wiseman. “Imagine how excited we are to open our own raw bar on the waterfront in DC.”

Whaley’s will initially be open for dinner, with plans to expand to brunch and lunch service. Make reservations online at WhaleysDC.com for dinner starting Monday, May 16th. Reservations are now available.”

One Comment

  • Ashy Oldlady

    I’ve found DGS to be sort of hit or miss. Let’s hope this place lives up to the hype.

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