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“Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj Announces The Spring 2024 Opening of Rosedale” in the former Soapstone/Uptown Market space


Renderings by Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates

From a press release:

“Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce the spring 2024 unveiling of his new restaurant, Rosedale, located at 4465 Connecticut Avenue in the Forest Hills neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital. Named for an important estate in Cleveland Park’s historic district, this new American concept will be a welcome addition to Northwest Washington, D.C. Bajaj has tapped James Beard Foundation’s award-nominated restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York to design Rosedale. Rosedale will have 100 seats indoors and a patio with 30 seats for outdoor dining, weather permitting, serving dinner and Sunday brunch. The restaurant is within easy walking distance of the Van Ness UDC Metro station.


Renderings by Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates

Guests will be drawn to the new restaurant’s inviting bar for cocktails and an intimate scale dining room for connecting with friends. Rosedale will also offer guests a private dining room for family celebrations. One will discover that this new American concept restaurant will have a diverse seasonal menu along with daily specials from the kitchen’s rotisserie. Rosedale is designed to be a neighborhood gathering place, centered around a U-shaped bar for socializing and making new friends.

The Rosedale Farmhouse, for which the restaurant is named, was built in 1793 by Revolutionary War Colonel Uriah Forrest. A small stone cottage constructed in 1740 was incorporated into the house, making Rosedale the oldest surviving house in what is now Washington, D.C. The house is set in terraced grounds that are the last remnant of an estate that once encompassed all of what is now Cleveland Park.

“The goal for opening Rosedale is to create a special neighborhood gathering place,” states Ashok Bajaj. “This new restaurant will have a relaxed but refined atmosphere offering an inviting dining room with an open kitchen, outdoor dining, and a small private dining room for special occasion gatherings.”


Renderings by Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates

Rosedale joins Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s collection of award-winning restaurants in Washington. D.C. which includes Rasika, Rasika West End, Bombay Club, Bindaas, Bindaas Bowls & Rolls, Modena, Sababa, Annabelle, La Bise, and Little Blackbird. Renowned for creating some of the nation’s capital’s most important destination dining establishments, Knightsbridge is also successful in building neighborhood contemporary restaurants for casual gatherings with friends and family.”

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