inside 1050 31st Street, NW courtesy CUT
From a press release:
“The newly reopened Rosewood Washington D.C. unveils an evolved version of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, the refined steak restaurant by the celebrated master chef, and rooftop lounge, CUT Above, offering sweeping views of the city. Located in the heart of Georgetown, CUT D.C. is reflective of the culinary diversity of the Mid-Atlantic region and the historic charm of the neighborhood.
“I want this CUT to be different, one that is true to its location,” said Wolfgang Puck. “It’s important to me that CUT D.C. has its own soul that reflects just how unique the Mid-Atlantic is and how diners want to eat now. While guests will still be able to order the signature steaks they have come to love at CUT, we want to showcase the bounty of the region and create a menu that encourages sharing.”
Leading the kitchen is Executive Chef Andrew Skala, who has spent the last 13 years working alongside Wolfgang and his team at Spago Las Vegas, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, and, most recently, CUT New York City. True to Wolfgang’s hallmark ethos of using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Skala has solidified relationships with farmers, ranchers, dairy farmers and fishermen from the area to source seasonal products and items such as seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and wagyu beef from Virginia. Read More
Thanks for Brandon for sending the update:
“I strolled into redrocks h st for the first time after the fire on their roof and I found out it will be reopening this weekend as well as they host a bottomless drag brunch now on sundays” Read More
1357 U Street, NW
Whoa, finally some action at a long time Horse’s Ass Award nominee (RIP State of the Union.) A new liquor license application says:
“DC Rabbit Hole LLC is opening Alice
A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern with a seating capacity of 225 and a Total Occupancy Load of 325. Rooftop Summer Garden on the second floor with 70 seats. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing and Cover Charge inside the premises only.” Read More
606 Florida Ave, NW courtesy El Techo
From a press release:
“Picture this: a sunny summer day in Washington spent on the El Techo roof surrounded by luscious treetop greenery with a frozen margarita in hand. But, wait. It starts to rain, threatening your picturesque rooftop relaxation session.
Fear not. Rain no longer has to ruin your time in Shaw’s adult tree house as it is no match for El Techo’s new all-weather roof set to unveil Cinco de Mayo weekend. The new roof will be a 14- foot high structure made from horizontally louvered semi-clear panels, which will allow the sun to shine through, even during those sudden summer showers. When the sky is clear, the roof will be opened from 0 degrees horizontal to 90 degrees vertical, making the roof open-air once again. Read More
75 District Square, SW. 12 Stories opens at the top of the InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf. Photo by Anna Meyer.
From a press release:
“Today, Gerber Group officially launches 12 Stories, the brand’s first D.C. property (75 District Square SW, 12th floor) located at the top of The InterContinental Hotel in the city’s new billion-dollar residential and retail development, The Wharf.
Designed by SLDesign, the new penthouse bar is a sexy, modern addition to The Wharf landscape, boasting a nearly 360-degree view of The Potomac and the Washington skyline.
Photo by Anna Meyer
12 Stories features modern artwork by Paige Smith, industrial-chic design touches like concrete flooring, wired pendulum lighting, velvet, marble, leather and wood furniture and an expansive 26-foot NanaWall, opening up onto an outdoor terrace. Read More
From an email:
“On April 15, local hospitality innovators Eric and Ian Hilton will officially debut Skybox (1400 14th Street NW), their new 2,490-square-foot rooftop bar that boasts a stunning, nearly 360-degree panoramic view of Logan Circle and beyond. Located atop the brothers’ popular Players’ Club — an ode to 70s and 80s video games, music and culture — Skybox is also a nostalgic nod to the D.C. of yesteryear. Read More
913 U Street, NW
A liquor license placard at the Dirty Goose on U Street says:
“Licensee requests to expand rooftop Summer Garden into space over adjacent property at 911 U Street NW, increasing seating from 28 to 43, and increasing Total Occupancy Load from 48 to 99.“
606 Florida Ave, NW
Back in February we first learned about Rito Loco’s roof deck plans. They’re really far along now. I’m told they could be open in just a few weeks if not sooner. Also stand by for an upgrade to their menu – I’m hearing paella could be in the mix. In the meantime – see how the deck is shaping up:
Check out the view after the jump. Read More
801 Florida Ave, NW
Aptly named 801 looks ready to roll:
“Join us for our soft opening weekend this week! We will be open Thursday at 5pm. Stop by and say hello to the 801 family.”
1537 7th Street, NW
Ivy and Coney’s new retractable roof deck is almost done. It took a little longer than expected (and obviously finishing touches are ongoing) but it turned pretty damn nice. There’s a pool table under this tarp:
Separate outdoor bar (not to mention new kitchen.) Pardon the language but Bull Durham fans will be happy:
Stay tuned for an exact opening date very soon.