781 7th Street, NW
From a press release:
“Metropolitan Hospitality Group (MHG), a locally owned and operated hospitality group, is proud to announce the grand opening of CIRCA at Chinatown. The neighborhood-driven restaurant concept serving deliciously-inspired food and drinks will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, February 21 at 781 Seventh St. NW in the historic Chinatown neighborhood of Washington D.C.
The 7,600-square-foot, two-level restaurant features a dining experience inspired by the Chinatown community and boasts a long bar on the first floor with flexible dining seating. The second floor hosts an additional craft cocktail bar named the Dragon Bar, plus a large dining room and private dining space.
The new CIRCA location is now home to two murals including #CIRCAdragon, an exterior installation that nods to Chinese culture symbolizing strength and good luck, and a new interior piece, inspired by the Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms.
“We’re thrilled to open our doors in one of the most prominent and event-driven DC neighborhoods,” says Matthew Carlin, President of MHG. “CIRCA at Chinatown is a re-imagination of the brand that perfectly blends the signature CIRCA elements, which DC has come to know and love, with a uniquely inspired nod to the neighborhood as seen through the incredible design, build-out and now extended menu selection.”
In addition to the popular menu fare, CIRCA at Chinatown will unveil a new craft cocktail menu for the upstairs Dragon Bar along with new neighborhood-inspired selections featuring Asian-infused elements such as: (more…)
812 7th Street, NW at I Street
This is the former Goethe-Institut that moved to K Street.
Yard House’s website says:
“If you’ve been to a Yard House, you know there’s an unmistakable energy to the place – an excitement that you feel the moment you walk in the door. So we turned our cameras loose to try to capture that spirit. Check out the experience that define us – because more than beer, more than classic rock, more than delicious food, even more than a brand – We are Yard House!”
You can see their Springfield, VA menus here.
Stay tuned for an opening date.
625 H Street, NE courtesy Buredo
And so it is written.
1940 11th Street, NW next to Solly’s just south of U Street
Thanks to a reader for passing along this nice little tidbit from a DC Bocce League registration email:
“**Vinoteca has plans to close in March to completely renovate the interior restaurant. Included in the plans is the installation of a retractable glass roof over the outdoor patio. This roof will ensure weather will no longer be an issue during games. Once Vinoteca finalizes their construction timeline, we will open registration.”
Vinoteca opened back in 2007. Updates as more is known on the renovation plans.
929 F Street, NW
From Co Co Sala:
“10 years ago we opened the doors and our hearts to DC and now it is time to say farewell. It is with great sadness, yet tremendous gratitude that we are announcing Co Co. Sala will be closing on February 24, 2018. We feel beyond blessed to have been part of so many celebrations and experiences that our guests so graciously have allowed us to indulge in over the years. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your lives! (more…)
5111 Georgia Avenue, NW
Fans of “Iconic Pepperoni Roll of West Virginia” (and and Calabrese Pastas of Italy) rejoice! They will be open today and Saturday from 11:30 am until around 11 pm. Bon appetit!!
Next week 11:30am to 9pm weekdays
Till 11 pm. Friday & Saturday
800 17th Street, NW entrance on H Street next to Compass Coffee
And for fellow Lobster Roll fans who work downtown – today’s your day!
Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
And remember: “Anyone who visits the new Luke’s Lobster shack in Farragut on opening weekend, Friday Feb 16th through Sunday, Feb 18, can enter to win lobster for a year.”
2434 18th Street, NW
Whatever the heck is happening at the former Meskerem is apparently no longer happening. Updates when we learn who takes over the space.