The Gryphon, Sportsbar and Gastropub, Opens Tonight in Dupont Circle, Have a Look Inside and at the Menu

by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm 9 Comments

1337 Connecticut Ave, NW

From a press release:

The Gryphon will open to the public for dinner service on Wednesday, March 13 at 9 p.m. Executive Chef Joseph Evans of brother restaurant Lost Society will serve modern takes on classic bar bites such pimento-cheese-stuffed pepperdews and cajun crawfish mac-n-cheese, as well as hearty entrees like cocoa and chipotle rubbed sirloin and crispy Scottish salmon with smoked tomato beurre blanc. Sweet finishes such as peanut butter and chocolate bread pudding with strawberry jam round out the dessert menu.

Photo credit: Travis Vaughn

More photos of the interior and a look at the full menu after the jump.

Photo credit: Travis Vaughn

Photo credit: Travis Vaughn

Photo credit: Travis Vaughn

Photo credit: Travis Vaughn



Pimento-Cheese-Stuffed Pepperdews $8
Pickled sweet piquante pepper, similar to a sweet cherry pepper
(mayo, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, pimentos, parsley, cayenne, paprika), panko bread crumbs, egg, flour. Peppercorn ranch sauce (sour cream, mayo, white vinegar, buttermilk, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt and black pepper)

Crispy Calamari with General Tso sauce $12
(soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, rice wine vinegar, chili paste, ginger, chicken stock, hoisin sauce, black soy sauce) rice flour breading, buttermilk, Julienned vegetables (zucchini, carrots, bean sprouts, green onions and pea shoots)

Korean Braised Short Rib Taco $12
(braising liquid: sugar, soy sauce, rice wine, garlic, onion, scallions, sesame seed, sesame oil, pear, carrots) kimchi (garlic, ginger, green onions, soy sauce, Korean chili flakes, salted shrimp, carrots, sugar, sesame oil and fish sauce), Sriracha mayo, queso cotija, and cilantro.

Gryphon Wings $9
tossed in Chilli Soy Sauce (soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine, honey, mustard seeds, cornstarch, chili flake, green onions)

Gator Bites $12
Sriracha mayo, pickled radish, cilantro oil

Mussels with Lamb Sausage $10
Blue moon, oregano, parsley, butter and garlic

Gryphon Fries $7
Fresh herbs and parmasan
Sauces: house-made ketchup, spicy mustard and mayo

Barbacoa Tater Tots con Queso $11
Barbacoa smoked brisket, jack cheese, cotija, green onions, radishes, crema (spanish style sour cream) and pickled jalapeños.

Cajun Crawfish Mac-n-Cheese $10
Cream, butter, flour, roasted garlic, salt, white pepper, cheddar, fontina and mozzarella

Crispy Fried Oysters $10
Dressed arugula (champagne vinegar and oil), Worcestershire burre blanc (reduced Worcestershire shallots, thyme and butter), smoked maple hot sauce (smoked maple syrup, white vinaigrette, ketchup, Fresno chilies) cilantro oil.

Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup Dipping Sauce $8
Soup: roasted tomatoes carrots, onions, celery, chicken stock, bay leaves, cream, garlic; grilled cheese: gruyere, cheddar


Smoked French Onion Soup $8
Smoked veal stock, onions, celery, garlic, sourdough and gruyere

Cup of Tom Soup $6
Carrots, onions, celery, garlic, chicken stock, toasted sourdough, cream, tomatoes


Quinoa and Frisee Salad $8
Frisee, quinoa, arugula, sherry vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes and grilled maitake mushrooms

Kale Salad $8
Curly kale, balsamic vinaigrette (white and regular balsamic, shallots and vegetable oil), pine nuts, dried pineapple, currants and aged Gouda

Grilled Romaine Salad $8
Charred romaine-lemon vinaigrette (shallot, charred lemon, champagne vinegar vegetable oil), bosc pear, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, crispy country ham


Steak salad $16
Mixed greens, pickled radishes and onions, fried green tomato croutons, smoked shallot vinaigrette (smoked shallot, sherry vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and black pepper)

Caesar salad $10
(add chicken +$3 )
Romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing (garlic, anchovies, Dijon mustard, parmesan, champagne vinegar, vegetable oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, egg yolk, salt and pepper) shredded parmesan, parmesan crisp and crouton

Calamari salad $14
Chopped romaine, peanuts, bean sprouts, carrots, pea shoots and red miso and red and sesame vinaigrette (red miso, tahini, sesame oil, white vinegar, green onions, sambal (garlic chili paste) and vegetable oil)


Chicken al a Plancha $13
Marinated chicken breast (salt, sugar, water, cinnamon), arugula, tomatoes, honey garlic aioli and havarti (a la planch) prepared on the griddle

Croque Monsieur $12
Texas toast, country ham, béchamel (cream, flour, salt, white pepper, nutmeg), gruyere, gherkins

Root Beer Marinated Steak Sandwich $14
Caramelized onions, arugula, aged Gouda, dijonnaise and fontina

Cuban $14
Roasted pork-country ham, gruyere, dijonaise (mayo and Dijon mustard), pickles

Gryphon Burger $14
Pickled jalapeños, smoked bacon, jack cheese, Bibb lettuce, tomato

Prime Burger $14
Bibb lettuce, tomato, horseradish sour cream and served with au jus (beef broth, carrots onions, celery, garlic and Worcestershire)

Falafel Veggie Burger $12
Ground chickpea, roasted eggplant, hint of red beet juice, roasted cremini mushrooms, topped with curry aioli

Blackened Bison Burger $14
LTO, house sauce


Barbacoa $9
Marinated and smoked beef cheeks (dried guajillo and chili de arbol, cinnamon, clove, garlic, cumin and oregano) queso cotija, pickled jalapeño

Crawfish Cake $11
Cake: mayo, red bell pepper, onions, celery, jalapeño, eggs Cajun seasoning and corn flakes; remoulade, tomato

Tomato Mozz $10
Tomato, burrata (fresh mozzarella with a soft center) topped with chimichurri

Gryphon Sliders $9
Pickled jalapeños, smoked bacon and jack cheese


Braised Short Rib with Creamy Grits $21
Braised short rib (carrots, onions, celery, garlic, beef stock, tomatoes, salt and pepper), stone-ground grits (vegetable stock, crème fraiche, butter, salt and pepper), fried cherry tomatoes, Marchand de vin (reduced braising liquid, red wine and finished with butter)

8 oz filet Au poivre $28
with mashed potatoes & roasted mushrooms
Filet (salt and heavy cracked black pepper) pepper corn sauce (veal demi glace, shallots, thyme, black peppercorn, Dijon mustard, cream, red wine, butter and bourbon)
Roasted mushrooms (garlic, shallots, butter and parsley)
*Au poivre: pepper fillet. A French dish that consists of a steak (traditionally a filet mignon) coated with loosely-cracked peppercorns and then cooked

Coco and Chipotle Rubbed Sirloin $27
with Brussels Sprouts and Sunchoke Hash
Creekstone farms 14 oz boneless strip (ground cacao nibs, ground chipotle, salt and pepper), hash (fried Brussels sprouts, roasted sunchokes, garlic) and béarnaise sauce (clarified butter, shallots, tarragon, lemon juice, Worcestershire, cayenne pepper, salt and white pepper)

Crispy Scottish Salmon $23
Roasted maitake mushrooms (garlic, butter shallots salt and pepper), smoked tomato beurre blanc (white wine, shallots, thyme, butter and smoked tomatoes), corn, edamame

Ravioli $15
House-made ricotta (milk, buttermilk, cream, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt) roasted cremini mushrooms (butter, garlic, shallots, parsley, salt and black pepper), roasted eggplant (extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper) pomodoro sauce(onions, garlic, san marzano tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper)

Rockfish $24
Pan-seared on the skin side of local rockfish, roasted fennel (garlic, shallots, champagne vinegar, veg oil) roasted fingerling potatoes (vegetable oil, garlic, salt and pepper) demi glace (reduced veal stock, red wine, shallots, red wine vinegar, star anise and juniper berries)

Half Chicken, Fried $17
with Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Kale


Fried Brussels sprouts $7
Deep fried sprouts, salt, pepper and béarnaise sauce (clarified butter, shallots, tarragon, lemon juice, Worcestershire, cayenne pepper, salt and white pepper)

Grilled Asparagus $8
Extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic, garlic, shallots, salt and black pepper

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes $7


Pear tarte tatin $7
Tart dough (butter, flour, sugar, shortening and water), pear filling (bosc pear, sugar, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg) pistachio gelato

Chocolate Tort $7
Bittersweet chocolate, butter, eggs, amaretto, sugar and salt

Blueberry Fried Pie $7
Pie dough (butter, flour, salt, sugar) blueberry filling (bourbon, vanilla beans, sugar and cornstarch), vanilla gelato
White chocolate bread pudding – brioche bread, currants, white chocolate, milk, cream, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg and bourbon sauce (cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla bean and bourbon)

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bread Pudding $7
with strawberry jam


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