1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“After a dramatic transformation, the space formerly known as Cafe Dupont reopens as The Pembroke, beginning its inaugural dinner service tonight, February 8, with a complete makeover and all-new food & drink menus.
The farm-and-sea-to-table restaurant (1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW) seats 127 guests inside and boasts a 78-person seasonal terrace outdoors, adjacent to the venue’s stunning wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Photo credit: Rey Lopez
Interior designer Martin Brudnizki led the redesign, updating the restaurant with plush blue velvet semicircle banquettes, coral couches, brass light fixtures and hardware, marble tabletops and much more. (more…)
8th and Upshur St, NW
Old Ruta Del Vino to become a Beer Bourbon and BBQ joint with soft opening in March or April said John, one of the three co-owners of the new business.
Ed. Note: Ruta Del Vino closed after two years back in November.
We peeked in to the window today [Sunday] and John came out to talk to us. (more…)
2029 P Street, NW
Oof, thanks to Doug for sending: “Panas just can’t catch a break.”
A couple weeks ago we reported that Panas Gourmet Empandadas were shut down by the Department of Health. Panas says due to their business license being expired. Panas opened up at 2029 P Street, NW back in June 2010. Updates when they reopen.
99 M Street, SE
Thanks to Lindsay for sending.
From a press release:
“Metropolitan Hospitality Group (MHG) – a locally owned and operated restaurant group focused on providing exceptional seasonal fare, craft cocktails and hospitality – announces the opening of CIRCA at Navy Yard on Monday, February 11, in the Washington, DC Navy Yard neighborhood at 99 M Street, SE. CIRCA at Navy Yard marks the first of two Navy Yard openings for the MHG team, who will welcome Él Bebe, a tacos and tequila concept, in the adjoining space in the coming weeks.
CIRCA at Navy Yard is the fourth outpost for CIRCA, which has locations in Chinatown, Foggy Bottom and Clarendon. The new restaurant will initially open at 4pm daily for happy hour and dinner, with lunch and brunch to follow. Menu items include CIRCA signature dishes from Culinary Director Mike Huff, including: (more…)
425 I Street, NW
Alba Osteria opened at the end of 2013. A trailblazer for the area. But I’m now hearing that they will be changing their concept to tacos. The tipster is one of the tipsters who accurately told us about Sixth Engine’s closure. I therefore give this an accuracy rating of 88%. Updates when/if we learn more.
Georgia and Upshur Street, NW
Ed. Note: Slim’s closed for good after a bit of a bumpy ride back in January.
Thanks to Jake for sending the listing:
“Uptown restaurant space available in the heart of Petworth.
Terrific Opportunity for Chef to open their own restaurant.
Corner location–Georgia Ave & Upshur St NW.
Bright, Sunny, Turnkey, Ready to Go. (more…)
3523 12th Street, NE
From Steel Plate:
“After an amazing five years at our Steel Plate home, we are saying goodbye this Sunday. It is a bittersweet decision, one that involved many different motivations: families, babies, new ventures and the like. We’ve met some incredible people and have had some truly memorable nights, from NYE countdowns to impromptu dance parties. You all will be missed. (more…)
2427 18th Street, NW
We wandered into Seasons and Sessions Sunday night and ended up having the greatest experience. I haven’t been in since it reopened, and we had such a great time that I want to make sure more people give these guys some business. We hung out on the second floor, and had great service from the bartender (Bruno), but especially from the chef, Mo. (more…)