1210 18th Street, NW just off Connecticut north of M Street
From Nando’s Peri Peri:
“After an extensive two-month renovation, Nando’s PERi-PERi will fire up its grills again near Dupont Circle (1210 18th Street, NW) starting Wednesday, February 20th, at 11am.
After 10 years of operation in a stately, historic building, the 18th Street Nando’s was ready for a major revamp. Today, the restaurant features a new kitchen, draft beer taps and beautifully re-designed dining areas. The customer take-out experience has been vastly improved, with a grab-and-go beverage refrigerator and a convenient order pick-up area near the host stand. (more…)
2029 P Street, NW
You’ll see folks popping in today at Chiko’s new Dupont location but their Valentine’s special is booked solid. But the good news is they open to the public tomorrow. Regular hours will be Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5-11pm until they open for lunch. I’m told lunch should launch in about 6 weeks.
1337 Connecticut Ave, NW interior courtesy The Sheppard
Whoops, missed this one! Thanks to Moira for letting us know about The Sheppard closing in Dupont.
Fortunately Eater reports:
“The Sheppard doesn’t have a new home locked down yet, but the team is circling in on a handful of sites in the West End, Truxton Circle, and Shaw for the new location. Strauss says he hopes to open the Sheppard 2.0 in six months.”
23rd and N Street, NW
The liquor license placard for Lazy Kate’s Bistro says:
“New bistro preparing and serving modern American-style food. Summer Garden with 109 seats. Total Occupancy Load is 209 with seating for 100 inside premises. **The licensee is also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment indoors only.”
Updates as they get closer to opening.
Thanks to Ian for sending:
“Wasn’t the same recently, but it will surely be missed by those of us near Dupont who enjoy good beer.” (more…)
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…)
20th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to John for passing on from FRESHFARM:
“FRESHFARM needs your help! We have an important update to share about the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is exploring the creation of a north-south protected bike lane to connect the Dupont Circle neighborhood with Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. This week, the Dupont Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2B) made a motion to recommend that the protected bike lane be constructed along 20th Street NW, which would travel directly through the market. While FRESHFARM strongly supports more protected bike lanes throughout the city, we are very concerned about the impacts the proposed bike lane will have on market operations. A protected bike lane along 20th Street could reduce the footprint of the Dupont Circle Farmers Market by as much as 60% and create serious safety hazards for shoppers, farmers and producers, as well as cyclists. (more…)