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812 7th Street, NW

This is the former Goethe-Institut that moved to K Street a year ago.

The liquor license placard says:

“An American Restaurant & Brew House that serves lunch and dinner, including a large variety of local draft beers. Seating Capacity of 338, Total Occupancy Load of 538, and a Sidewalk Cafe with 40 seats. Dancing and Entertainment.”

Yard House’s website says:

“If you’ve been to a Yard House, you know there’s an unmistakable energy to the place – an excitement that you feel the moment you walk in the door. So we turned our cameras loose to try to capture that spirit. Check out the experience that define us – because more than beer, more than classic rock, more than delicious food, even more than a brand – We are Yard House!

You can see their Springfield, VA menus here.

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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7th Street looking north towards Mount Vernon Square

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700 G Street, NW

Last week we learned that Free State Atlantic Bar from the owners of the excellent Lost & Found bar would be opening at 4pm today. Have a peek inside the nautical themed spot:

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Interior photos courtesy Free State

“a casual neighborhood bar that brings local libations and provisions from the mid-Atlantic states to the heart of Washington, DC. Located in the basement level of 700 G St. NW, Free State will offer a well-curated list of 14 drafts and large format bottles from local craft breweries. The craft cocktail list will mix up some new recipes and classic favorites that feature spirits made by distilleries from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. A selection of local wines from Virginia and North Carolina will be offered and complimented by classics from the new and old world. Finally the snack list will include some nostalgic local staples to compliment the drink lists.”

More photos. (more…)

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700 G Street, NW

Lost & Found owners next spot – looking good. The subterranean nautical themed, Free State, is looking ready to roll.

a casual neighborhood bar that brings local libations and provisions from the mid-Atlantic states to the heart of Washington, DC. Located in the basement level of 700 G St. NW, Free State will offer a well-curated list of 14 drafts and large format bottles from local craft breweries. The craft cocktail list will mix up some new recipes and classic favorites that feature spirits made by distilleries from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. A selection of local wines from Virginia and North Carolina will be offered and complimented by classics from the new and old world. Finally the snack list will include some nostalgic local staples to compliment the drink lists.

Stay tuned for an exact opening date soon…

Update from the owners: Opening Wednesday, January 4 at 4pm!!

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the-smith

A reader reports: “Signage for The Smith 9th and F going up right now!”

This is the former McCormick and Schmick’s space. You can see their NYC menus here. The Smith is slated to open “early 2017.”

The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with three upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, overlooking bustling Third Avenue, The Smith Midtown, in the heart of Manhattan, located on 51st Street and Second Avenue and The Smith Lincoln Center directly across from historic Lincoln Center.

Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. Signature dishes at all locations include Crispy Fried Calamari “Brooklyn Style,” Pot of Mussels with chardonnay-dijon broth and perfectly cooked hand cut fries and four different cuts of steak prepared char broiled, served with a choice of homemade sauces including béarnaise, green peppercorn and chimichurri. Most of the desserts are fun twists on classics, including Sticky Toffee Pudding, S’mores in a Jar and Hot Fudge Sundae with almond bark and flourless chocolate cake.

Our bars offer an elaborate menu of classic and signature cocktails made with fresh fruit and herbs. We serve seven local hand crafted beers on tap and have a selection of 20 wines available by the glass or carafe as well as a hand selected bottle list.

The crowd at The Smith is eclectic, attracting after-work colleagues, late-night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Our guests come for all occasions – a drink after work, a quick bite before a movie, a business dinner, or to celebrate a birthday.

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901 F Street, NW

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716 7th Street, NW

Mark it! Just got word yesterday via email that the opening is Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Check out Honeygrow’s menu here.

“guests can customize suggested stir-frys, salads + honeybars or create their own. As the “honest eating + growing local” tagline proclaims, these new locations will feature locally + seasonally sourced ingredients, noodles prepared freshly by ramen chefs, housemade dressings + sauces, and proteins sourced from providers including Creekstone Farms and FreeBird. The “local” component also extends into the community; each location will feature custom commissioned artwork by D.C. area visual artists.”