New Orleans-inspired restaurant to open in D.C. Midtown Center fall 2019

Dauphine’s joins retailers, restaurants at Midtown Center D.C.

Midtown Center in Washington, D.C. is built around a plaza with stunning, connecting bridges overhead
Midtown Center in Washington, D.C. is built around a plaza with stunning, connecting bridges overhead. Photo by Shop.

Dauphine’s, a new restaurant opening this fall, is set to give Washington, D.C. a good dose of New Orleans culinary culture. Long Shot Hospitality is behind the new restaurant, which will be a multi-level dining experience at the D.C. Midtown Center, according to a recent announcement. The space at 15th and L Street in the Washington Post building will be reinvisioned by architectural firm Shop and owner Carr Properties. The beverage program will have its own flair thanks to Cure Co., the operators behind New Orleans restaurants Cane & Table and Cure, a James Beard Award-winning restaurant for Outstanding Bar.

Chef Kyle Bailey, known locally for his outstanding work at The Salt Line in Navy Yard, is the co-owner and executive chef of the new Dauphine’s restaurant. Familiar names to The Salt Line family based on their work on The Salt Line, Grizform Design Architects and the General Design company will orchestrate the look and design of the new restaurant. The goal is to strike a feel of comfort and warmth, and bring out the best of New Orleans tradition. Hello rich greens and corals, graphic floor tiles and a modern bistro ambiance.

Dauphine’s will bring out a diverse setting and multiple spaces under one roof, including a raw bar, a sunken dining room, an outdoor space for social gathering and open-air enjoyment, and a mezzanine dining level. Expect the new restaurant space to match its design with an elevated culinary experience. The menu will offer raw bar offerings, savory snacks, small plates, sandwiches, and entrées. Bailey has been named Food & Wine “People’s Best New Chef” and is expected to apply his own culinary design to Dauphine’s dining options.

Long Shot Hospitality and its partners operate Sixth Engine, Town Hall, The Dubliner, and The Salt Line, which is adding a new location in 2020 in Arlington, Va. The restaurant company is well represented here in D.C. by partners Chef Bailey, Jeremy Carman, Gavin Coleman, and Paul Holder

Cure Co. is designing and inspring the craft cocktail and beverage program at Dauphine’s. Cure Co. owner Neal Bodenheimer,is partnering with Long Hospitality based on a long-standing friendship between him and Coleman, a devotee of New Orleans.

“Fulfilling his dream of opening an establishment that would be an ode to the city that invented the cocktail, it was only natural that he (Coleman) should partner with his acclaimed colleague to bring the storied cocktail culture of the Crescent City to the nation’s capital,” read the Long Shot statement.

Carr Properties manages a commercial property portfolio that includes buildings in Washington, D.C. and Boston, Mass.

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