DC reopenings

Gerrard Street Kitchen at The Darcy Hotel will reopen with new Executive Chef Bader Ali helming the globally-inspired eatery

The Darcy’s Gerrard Street Kitchen reopens with new chef, menu items

Executive Chef Bader Ali takes the culinary reigns of eatery, while refreshing menu, relaunching neighborhood-fave brunch

Gerrard Street Kitchen at The Darcy Hotel will reopen with new Executive Chef Bader Ali helming the globally-inspired eatery. The restaurant on the edge of Scott Circle, which originally debuted two years ago, draws inspiration from London’s eclectic West End and has featured a medley of international cuisines, including from Japan, Korea and India.

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Art and Soul restaurant boasts a new, fresh look after a multimillion dollar remodel. The re-envisioned restaurant at the YOTEL

Art and Soul restaurant reopens at Yotel Hotel after redesign

Reimagined restaurant offers a fresh take on modern American cuisine

The recently-reopened Art and Soul restaurant boasts a new, fresh look after a multimillion dollar remodel. The re-envisioned restaurant at the YOTEL, a popular Washington, DC hotel, has been redesigned and offers 5,100 square feet of restaurant space that includes private space for events, as well.

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f you like tiny food, this might be your sandwich shop: Itty Bitty Sandwich City, debuting December 16. The takeout-only pop-up is a new venture run as a ghost kitchen

If you like tiny food, here’s Itty Bitty Sandwich City, a virtual pop-up at The Imperial

Mini-sandwiches headline this ghost-kitchen-powered pop-up

If you like tiny food, this might be your sandwich shop: Itty Bitty Sandwich City, debuting December 16. The takeout-only pop-up is a new venture run as a ghost kitchen, introduced by the owners of the Imperial, who also own Jack Rose Dining Saloon. A new menu of 12 slider–sized sandwiches, imagined and created by Executive Sous Chef Chris Reynolds, delivers a playful and nostalgic aura to the Adams Morgan-based ghost kitchen.

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Coming off a remodel, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery is welcoming back guests with its version of “Grab N’Geaux,” patio dining and its upcoming delivery program. The Arlington neighborhood gem completed the remodel of its kitchen and refresh of the dining room, and is once again open for business.

Bayou Bakery reopens for patio dining, takeout after remodel

New frozen drinks help celebrate the occasion

Coming off a remodel, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery is welcoming back guests with its version of “Grab N’Geaux,” patio dining and its upcoming delivery program. The Arlington neighborhood gem completed the remodel of its kitchen and refresh of the dining room, and is once again open for business. Plus, seasonal frozen drinks help celebrate the occasion and offer a nod to Guas’s hometown of New Orleans.

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Tiger Fork has reopened for on-premises dining and announced a new outdoor patio jetting out as a streatery. The patio will seat 48 guests and offer al-fresco dining for guests, with additional safety measures put in place. Plus, there’s contactless payment for ordering and disposable serveware on tap.

Tiger Fork in Blagden Alley reopens streatery-style with patio

Chinese BBQ plates, new Salt & Pepper Fish better al fresco style

Tiger Fork has reopened for on-premises dining and announced a new outdoor patio jetting out as a streatery. The patio will seat 48 guests and offer al-fresco dining for guests, with additional safety measures put in place. Plus, there’s contactless payment for ordering and disposable serveware on tap. Photo by Tiger fork.

Tiger Fork has reopened for on-premises dining, also announcing a new outdoor patio jetting out as a streatery. The patio will seat 48 guests and offer al-fresco dining, with additional safety measures put in place. Plus, there’s contactless payment for ordering and disposable serveware on tap. Tiger Fork’s guests will be able to place guaranteed reservations from Wednesday to Sunday with limited-capacity seating.

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Jack Rose Dining Saloon reopened for al-fresco dining on its rooftop terrace. The restaurant-saloon also launched a new, summertime menu with grilled favorites.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon reopens for dining service in revamped outdoor space

Summertime grilled favorites menu also launches as tables socially-distanced

Jack Rose Dining Saloon featurs grilled favorites this summer. The Adams Morgan restaurant-saloon features perfect-for-the-season grilled favorites, including Summer Vegetable and Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas, Grilled Romaine Salad with corn, avocado, cherry tomato, cilantro lime vinaigrette; new Grilled Breads topped with everything from Carolina gold BBQ-marinated pulled pork, to fresh mozzarella/heirloom tomato caprese salad; and hearty grilled half chickens, steaks and seafood.Photo by Jack Rose.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon featurs grilled favorites this summer. Photo by Jack Rose.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon has reopened for al-fresco dining service on its outdoor, rooftop service, as it launches a new summer menu. The Adams Morgan restaurant-saloon features perfect-for-the-season grilled favorites, including Summer Vegetable and Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas, Grilled Romaine Salad with corn, avocado, cherry tomato, cilantro lime vinaigrette; new Grilled Breads topped with everything from Carolina gold BBQ-marinated pulled pork, to fresh mozzarella/heirloom tomato caprese salad; and hearty grilled half chickens, steaks and seafood.

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Silverado and other GAR locations in Northern Virginia re reopening as part of Phase Two. The company has invested in hundres of picnic tables and umbrellas for outdoor dining.

GAR opens dining rooms in Northern Virginia during Phase Two

Restaurant company investing in hundreds of picnic tables, umbrellas

GAR to open Northern Virginia locations as part of Phase Two. Photo by Simoneink.
GAR to open Northern Virginia locations as part of Phase Two. Photo by Simoneink.

Great American Restaurants (GAR) has reopened its dining rooms at 50 percent capacity in Northern Virginia. The start of Phase Two June 12 ushers in new possibilities in the area as restaurant owners deploy safety protocols while offering exciting dishes for the summer season. Newly-built seating at Artie’s, Silverado and Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks are also sure to be a big attraction as locals start venturing out with eased restrictions.

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Commissary opens for takeout in Washington, DC

Washington dining favorites like Commissary, Gravitas reopen for takeout biz

As the District of Columbia, surrounding suburbs prepare to reopen dining rooms, local favorties find their groove

As states lift stay-at-home orders and some restrictions that have kept dining rooms closed, Washington, D.C., too is also preparing to enter Phase One. As that date approaches, D.C. restaurants are coming alive again as flowers bloom and we approach summer’s return. Commissary reopened Wednesday and offers a condensed menu, promising to expand it and return some of long-missed favorites as they offer takeout. Gravitas, too, which took a short, month-long “refresh” is also back.

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