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From a press release:
“Clyde’s Restaurant Group is pleased to announce their new cocktail-centric bar and restaurant Fitzgerald’s (1232 36th Street, NW) – replacing former bar concept F. Scott’s – is opening on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Sunday, 5pm until closing. Fitgerald’s will celebrate a return to classic Georgetown, elegance, embracing historic connections, while adding an elevated emphasis on food from critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Kyoo Eom and a modern bar program lead by General Manager and Beverage Director Brian Zipin – both also of next door culinary sibling and award-winning fine dining restaurant 1789.
Photo by Rey Lopez
Following a vibrant refresh, rebranding, and renovations, Fitzgerald’s has transformed into a modern and convivial watering hole located in the heart of historic Georgetown. Featuring 2,500 square feet of space, Fitzgerald’s new design and aesthetic was led by designer Pam Farrell featuring rich deep shades of blue, preppy plaids, tweed and velvet pillows, candlelight, and warm cognac leather booths. The space features a large bar with stools and seating for 12, a main dining room area with a variety of seating and tables for about 36. Both spaces are adorned with original artwork featuring a vintage sporty theme including football paintings and sports memorabilia. Fitzgerald’s also includes a second large dining space connected via a lower level decorated with modern colorful artwork by notable Nantucket artist, David Lazarus. Total seating at Fitzgerald’s is for around 70 guests – bar seating (12), upstairs main dining room seating (36), downstairs seating (22). Several areas of Fitzgerald’s will also be available for private events and the entire restaurant will be available for buyouts on certain dates.
Hospitality industry veterans and dynamic duo Brian Zipin and Executive Chef Kyoo Eom of 1789 have been tapped to oversee the refreshed vision for the food and beverage program featured at Fitzgerald’s. Zipin’s diverse and extensive bar program showcases creative and seasonal craft cocktails, classic cocktails, an impressive list of about 10 rotating Japanese whiskeys, wine selections by the glass and bottle showcasing some of the most celebrated vineyards and winemakers across the globe in addition to cult favorites, dessert wines, mocktails, beers on draft, as well as a selection of bottled beers and hard seltzers. Savory dishes from critically-acclaimed Chef Kyoo Eom were curated to offer the perfect crave-worthy bites with Zipin’s powerhouse beverage program offering something for everyone. Menu highlights include Herbed Truffle Fries, Garden Crudite & Hummus, Korean Chicken Wings, Ricotta Gnocchi, Soy-Honey Glazed Halibut, Peking Duck Burger, and Grilled Wagyu Shortribs just to highlight a few. And for a sweet finish, newly hired Pastry Chef Erin Garcia – also of 1789 – has contributed a Chocolate Pot De Crème, Fruit Charlotte, and an assortment of house made ice cream and sorbets. Zipin will also be offering a variety of boozy after-dinner drinks including a Buena Vista Irish Coffee, and an Espresso Martini.
“We are very excited for the opening of Fitzgerald’s as it is the culmination of several years of both a structural and conceptual renovation that compliments our historic 1789 Restaurant” says David Moran, Area Director of Operations for Clyde’s Restaurant Group. “We believe that Fitzgerald’s will be the place to be when you are looking for a sophisticated culinary experience in Georgetown. It will serve a wide range of guests with its bistro-style menu and creative cocktail program. Whether you are looking to just drop in for an early evening drink and a light bite, want to make a full night out of it, or looking for the perfect place for a nightcap, “Fitzy’s” will be the perfect spot. In Georgetown’s heyday of the 1970s and 80s, F. Scott’s was an integral part of the nightlife community and we think Fitzgerald’s will be part of the renaissance that is now emerging in this historic neighborhood.”
Located at 1232 36th St. NW Washington DC, 20007, Fitzgerald’s will open in historic Georgetown on Saturday, June 26th sharing the same roof and building as nextdoor culinary sibling 1789. Fitzgerald’s will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 5PM until close. For additional information on Fitzgerald’s please visit www.FitzgeraldsDC.com, call 202-342-0009″
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