PoP Preview – Room 11’s Expansion in Columbia Heights. Opening Sat. Night

3232 11th Street, NW

Back in Jan. 2012 we learned that Room 11 would be expanding next door into the former Jeans n Things space at 11th and Lamont St, NW. The renovations have been completed – and the expansion looks just as good if not better than the original space:

Room 11’s general manager Jessica Woods explains the expansion:

We envisioned the new space as a European-style cafe, offering simple but high-quality espresso beverages, coffee and tea. At night, our new bar menu will offer a few rotating cocktails highlighting aperitifs and digestifs. These cocktails will be available throughout all of Room 11 (wine bar and expansion cafe) and guests at the new bar may order any current Room 11 bar offering, we’ll just run it over from the current space.

In the morning, we’ll open at 8 a.m. each day, offering coffee service through dinner. We’ll have a small breakfast menu to start, highlighting pastries, and begin to offer lunch at 11 a.m.

At dinner, the full current Room 11 menu is available in all spaces. As you know, our new chef, Adam Howard, started Monday. So far he’s focused his attention on getting familiar with our space and drafting a lunch menu, but we’re excited to see him rolling out new dishes on the dinner menu as the winter progresses.

The new space has 12 table seats and 6 bar seats, enough to significantly decrease the wait for a space in the winter, but (we think) not so many that we endanger our intimate vibe.

Having stopped in last night I can def. say the vibe is intact! Have a look:

More photos after the jump.

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