Bistro Bohem Coming to 6th and Florida Ave, NW Hopes to Open Late Feb.

by Prince Of Petworth January 25, 2012 at 11:30 am 21 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

Any news on the new bistro at 6th and Florida NW? I took a picture tonight (above), they have changed the door frame and added a few flags, looks like US, Euro, and DC. Anything you can tell us would be great! Shaw’s Tavern is across 6th Street.”

Back in April 2011 we learned that Bistro Bohem would be taking over the space. Their liquor license application said:

“New Restaurant serving European Bistro full range of full meals and light fare. Background music will be provided, no live entertainment. With a Sidewalk Café. Seating – 50, Total Occupancy Load – 65, Sidewalk Café – 24.”

Another reader writes:

“Walking home today, I saw renovations at 600 Florida, right across the street from Shaw’s Tavern. There’s going to be a new restaurant/bar there called Bistro Bohem. I spoke with one of the guys in the photo below, Daniel, who turned out to be one of the operators of the place. He said he hoped it would be up and running by the end of Feb.

Awesome! I’ll be sure to update when an exact opening date is announced. And as a PoPville twitter follower asked – who do you think will open first – Shaw’s Tavern or Bistro Bohem? I’m now taking bets.

  • Saw another shot of the flags on twitter this morning. Looks like a Czech flag:


    Dan, could you call them up and verify?

  • Anonymous

    Great news! We’re movin’ on up!

  • eric_in_ledroit


  • Walked by this morning and the door frame and lights look great!

  • looks like 2012 is a good year for florida avenue.
    btw pop, april 10th is the scheduled date for the dedication ceremony for Howard Theater

  • doesn’t Boheme end with an “e?”

  • **please don’t forge documents, please don’t forge documents, please don’t forge documents**

  • Bohem will definitely open up first. You heard it here.

  • anon

    Anybody know what’s happening with Zee’s on that block? Are they closed for good?

  • etcetera

    I also walked by these guys working on the door last night. I was thrown off by the “Pyramids” sign on the door with the palm tree. Is that a hold-over from a previous establishment?
    Ironically (or sadly) there was a guy sitting inside Shaw’s Tavern (an owner?) at a high top bar table working on his laptop as these guys across the street were making quick progress on the door front.
    Bohem: 1, Shaw’s Tavern: 0

  • I feel a strange amount of love for that new door frame – looking forward to checking it out when they open!

  • Olivia Abtahi

    Hi guys! Thank you all so much for your interest in Bistro Bohem! This is a restaurant founded by Jarek Mika, a Czech native who is bringing his homeland’s cuisine to the U St. area.

    For pictures of the interior, check out our facebook page! It’s lonely, but hopefully you’ll like what you see :)

    follow us on twitter @BistroBohem.

    Thanks, from the Bistro Bohem team!

    • Thank you giving such a polite response, Olivia. It’s very much appreciated!

  • Bloomingdude

    This is a dream come true and in a great location! I hope they serve poppyseed rolls. Yum!


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