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New Modern Persian Restaurant, Vintage78, Opens Tonight in Dupont (from owners of Peacock Cafe)


The bar at Vintage78Photo by Rey Lopez

The transformation from Scion to Vintage78 is complete!

From a press release:

“Vintage78, the new modern Persian restaurant from the proprietors of Georgetown favorite Peacock Cafe, will officially open its doors for dinner service on Wednesday, August 28.

The first of its kind in Washington, Vintage78 (2100 P Street NW) boasts a modern Persian setting and full-service wine and bar program, all in celebration of the flavors of Iran.


“Vintage78’s Albaloo Pola Ba Morgh (pomegranate glazed roasted chicken served with a sour cherry basmati rice blend)” Photo by Rey Lopez

Native Iranian brothers Chef Maziar Farivar and Shahab Farivar named their new venture after the year they came to the United States — 1978 — and are thrilled to introduce their adopted hometown of D.C. to traditional Persian dishes with a twist.

Menu highlights include a variety of authentic entrees and sides, such as grilled grape leaf dolme (vegetarian grape leaf rolls served over yogurt-cucumber and topped with feta, basil, olive oil), Albaloo Pola Ba Morgh (pomegranate glazed roasted chicken served with a sour cherry basmati rice blend) and a variety of khoresh, a traditional Persian-style stew served with rice.


Vintage78’s Azeri meatball is stuffed with a hard-boiled egg, barberries and walnuts.” Photo by Rey Lopez

“In our nearly 30-year career as restaurant owners, nothing has made us more proud than debuting a place dedicated to the food and culture of our home country,” say the Farivars. “Of course, we are a family business and paying homage to our roots and heritage makes this moment even more special.”

Vintage78 is 3,000 square feet, seating 75 guests in the dining room (including 25 in the private dining room) and almost 30 guests at the bar and in the bar area. The restaurant’s decor is a mix of the traditional and the modern, with a homey, lived-in feel accented with glass, chrome and repurposed wood sourced from a turn-of-the-century house built in 1908.


Vintage78’s khoresh, a traditional Persian-style stew served with rice.” Photo by Rey Lopez

Vintage78 will be open for dinner from 5 to 10pm, Sunday through Wednesday and from 5 to 11pm, Thursday through Saturday. Lunch and brunch will launch next month.


2100 P Street, NW

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