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Jake’s American Grille opening Feb. 25th at 5016 Connecticut Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm 8 Comments


Photo courtesy of Jake’s American Grille

Back in late Dec. we noted that Jake’s American Grille was coming to 5016 Connecticut Ave, NW. Jake’s is another venture from the folks behind the Ugly Mug and is located in the old Uptown Cathay space. You can see their menus here.

From a press release:

Jake’s American Grille announces its grand opening on February 25th, providing the Chevy Chase, DC, neighborhood a dining experience like none other in the area. The latest concept of the District Restaurant Group (DRG), Jake’s American Grille will offer an upscale menu to be complimented by an extensive craft cocktail menu as well as sixteen domestic and imported beers on draft. The ambiance is a loose interpretation of that of the interior of a naval aircraft carrier.

“I have never been one to come up with a gimmick for a restaurant concept,” says DRG founder, Gaynor Jablonski, who also brought The Ugly Mug, Maddy’s Bar & Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille to the District. “The gimmick should always just be great food, great service and a great atmosphere,” Jablonski added. “This spot is a little different. It is special because it honors the memory of my grandfather, Jake.”

Jake’s namesake, Edwin “Jake” Jablonski, was a retired Naval Chief Petty Officer whose accomplished career earned him numerous awards for his patented fire extinguishing material used aboard U.S. Aircraft Carriers. The walls of Jake’s American Grille are adorned with old photographs that pay tribute to Jake’s professional career and family. Also displayed are a few of Jake’s awards and old newspaper clippings that document his many achievements.


Photo courtesy of Jake’s American Grille

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