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1734 N. St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The former longest running restaurant in Washington DC is back, and perhaps, better than ever. It’s been reimagined and reopened by Neighborhood Restaurant Group, one of The Coolest Multiconcept Operators in the Land, and executive chef Tony Chittum, One to Watch in 2014, as named by Restaurant Hospitality. The old classic was shuttered in 2010 after operating for 87 years, although the building’s history dates even further back to a Civil War cavalry officer. Chittum brings his Greek- and Italian-inspired menu to the restaurant, offering a nightly tasting menu in the more intimate 48-seat indoor dining room, while a less formal a la carte menu is available in the bar area and a 50-seat courtyard. Menu favorites are the house-made focaccia with grapes, kalamata olives and sage; warm imported halloumi; and guitar cut pasta, crushed plum tomatoes, garlic and torn basil. The tasting menu, four or six courses for $50 or $75, features a rotating menu of Chittum’s seasonally inspired offerings.