8.05.2005

Glover Park Gets a Town Hall

I always meant to try Saveur restaurant when I lived in Glover Park, but it seems my window of opportunity has closed. A new restaurant called Town Hall has taken over the space at 2218 Wisconsin Ave. and will welcome friends and family this Monday and Tuesday for a preview of the food.

On Tap reports that the new space is the brainchild of "five owners, all but one affiliated at some time with party place Adams Mill Bar & Grill in Adams Morgan." Chef Paul Madrid, late of Paolo's in Georgetown, will head up the kitchen. A peek at the menu reveals some interesting dishes, like fried brie with boysenberry jam, homemade turkey pot pie with vegetables in white truffle cream, and shrimp with coconut ginger risotto. The sandwich line-up looks pretty good, too.

A few months ago, controversy was sparked over the new restaurant's proposed closing hours. Seeing the rowdy crowds that Adams Mill brings in, I'm not surprised the neighbors were concerned, but it seems Town Hall is billing itself as a legitimate restaurant. Time will tell if the spot draws more of a restaurant or bar crowd. At least the neighbors aren't getting another strip club...

(Photo snagged from Amazon via DCist.)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adams Mill BaG? And Paolo's? Yikes, that's a pedigree I think I'd wanna keep quiet.

Anonymous said...

The strip club Good Guys is actually a pretty good neighbor--they've helped out the local church's homeless shelter quite a bit over the years.

theleiman said...

Went to the mock opening of Town Hall on Tuesday night and it looks and feels right. Food was tasty, decor is just cool enough, a great neighborhood addition and a friendly staff.

Can't wait to go back!

Amanda said...

Glad to hear a good report. Sounds like it's also becoming quite a hangout after hours.

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