Washington, DC

847 Upshur St, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails. Dinner Lab’s website says:

“Dinner Lab is a social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners who are looking for something different from the conventional restaurant experience. Our events bring together a group of interesting strangers around a common table to share cuisine crafted by up-and-coming chefs from all over the country.

We don’t dictate what our chefs cook, but instead give them a platform to tell a story through their menus – recipes that speak to their background or heritage, ingredients they are passionate about, or completely new dishes they’ve been experimenting with on days away from the restaurant. Our platform flips the traditional “dinner out” on its head by putting chefs at the center stage and giving our diners a voice in the process. Each time you attend an event, your feedback and suggestions are shared with the chef so that he or she can iterate and improve on their menu concept. With your input, aspiring chefs are given the tools they need to effectively prototype new dishes and tweak recipes to help them create the next great restaurant concept.”


Updates when the dinners start. You can get on the DC membership wait list here.

This is the space formerly home to King-N-I and more recently Open Kitchen Diner. Anyone remember, one of my favorites, Seafood & Things before that?

847 Upshur Street, NW in 2008


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