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Check Out the Menu for the Newly Reopened – The Gryphon “Meat & Raw Bar Social House” in Dupont

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2014 at 11:11 pm 42 Comments

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1337 Connecticut Ave, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned the shuttered sports bar, The Gryphon, would transform into a “Meat & Raw Bar Social House” on Connecticut Ave just south of Dupont Circle. Their website now says:

“The Meat & Raw Bar Food Experience

The Gryphon is a new dining concept in Washington, DC from the owners of Lost Society, a boutique steakhouse on the corner of 14th St. and U St., NW.

Just as Lost Society changed the traditional perception of a steakhouse, the Gryphon is designed to change the perception of dining with friends, family and neighbors.

The Gryphon is a Meat & Raw Bar Social House. These words encompass the entire dining experience presented at the Gryphon.”

On their facebook page the description continues:

“The food experience is “meat-centric” with a heavy emphasis on beef. But the menu includes a variety of options for pork, lamb, seafood and, of course, an outstanding oyster based raw bar that includes shrimp, lobster and clams.

Our philosophy, is to bring out the experience of enjoying the meats and other food on the menu through two things:

The Preparation – such as curing, grilling, broiling, roasting and aging; and

The Presentation – EVERYTHING is plated to share or “pre-cut.” We encourage all of our guests to order with that in mind.

Social dining provides ours guest with exceptional food and drink (specially crafted cocktails, selected beers and wine) and puts them together in a lively, fun, and energetic atmosphere at the Gryphon. The Gryphon is our “house” and our guests should feel as if they were invited to a well planned neighborhood dinner party with their closest friends, family and neighbors. To us, this is more than just getting food out at a restaurant, it’s the experience of dining together and being connected to one another through the food and drink. Hence the term, Social House.

As such, sharing is the aspect that completes the dining experience. That experience is incomplete without friends, family and neighbors. Effectively, the food and drink connect us to one another, and we are connected to one another through the food and drink.

Here at the Gryphon we encourage eating and drinking to socialize and socializing through eating and drinking. Whether it’s through dinner, lunch, brunch or just a drink at the bar, the Gryphon is designed to be a friendly, engaging and energetic place where friends, family and neighbors can regularly meet to catch up and/or celebrate, or just make new friends altogether.”

And they’ve posted their new menu outside:

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Menu continues after the jump.

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