4.20.2010

Spring Openings

Metrocurean has received updates on a few spring openings around DC:

Biergarten Haus: Later this month, the beer should start flowing at this new addition to H Street NE's Atlas District. Check out the massive outdoor space and a few more photos on the Going Out Gurus. 1355 H St. NE

Buddha-Bar: The Asian-themed Buddha-Bar, known for its trendy locations around the globe, will unveil its nearly 10,000-square-foot space May 8. Korean-born chef Chul Kee Ko, previously of Charlottesville's Ten and NYC's Jean Georges, will oversee the menu of Asian cuisine with French influences. 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW

• Estadio: Proof owner Mark Kuller and chef Haidar Karoum just returned from an eating extravaganza in Spain in preparation for the opening of the Spanish-accented Estadio. Construction should be complete by the end of May, so listen out around then for a firm opening date. Read more about Estadio. 1520 14th St. NW

Equinox: After a damaging fire this winter, Todd and Ellen Gray are hoping to reopen Equinox in May. We've missed you, Equinox! 818 Connecticut Ave.

• Lyon Hall: This new casual brasserie from the Liberty Tavern team opens today serving steamed mussels, pan-fried frog legs, sausages, wursts and spaetzle. See the full menu over on menupages.com. 3100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 703.741.7636

• Ted's Bulletin: The owners of Matchbox are putting the finishing touches on their latest project, which is set to open the first week of May. The new spot will dish out American comfort food in a throwback setting — the place will channel the 1920s with Art Deco touches, classic cocktails and a shaketender, mixing milkshakes. 505 Eighth St. SE

• We, The Pizza: The end of May (maybe the first of June!) is the latest update on the new pizza place that Top Chef alum and Good Stuff Eatery owner Spike Mendelsohn and family are preparing to open on Capitol Hill. Plans include NY-style pizza by the slice, homemade Italian sodas, gelato and Italian sandwiches. 305-307 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Others to watch that I don't have firm updates on:

Acqua al 2: This Capitol Hill spot could start dishing out Italian fare in sometime in May. 212 Seventh St. SE

• Chesapeake Room: An addition to Barracks Row. Prince of Petworth has photos and some info. 501 Eighth St. SE

• Galileo III
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Chef Roberta Donna is reportedly getting close to resurrecting Galileo in the former Butterfield 9 space. 600 14th St. NW

Morso: The Turkish-inspired Morso Express is up and running, but its sit-down sibling is still waiting on a few loose ends before opening. 3277 M St. NW

Did I miss a spring opening you're looking forward to? Tell me about it.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the word on Barton Seaver's Diamond District on 14th? I read somewhere it's shuttered or perhaps just pushed back its projected opening.

adamgetz said...

Some great stuff! Don't forget Robert Wiedmaier's new place in Bethesda...

CapitolBites said...

Yeah, I was also curious about Mussel Bar in downtown Bethesda. Any word on that opening?

Pouy said...

what about Casa Nonna, opening Spring 2010 according to their website?

Olesh said...

If Biergarten Haus is anything like the Astoria Beer Garden in New York, it needs to hurry up and open before the baby is born (after I paint the nursery if my wife is reading).

InfamousOreob said...

And once again, Logan and CapHill get everything and the West End/Foggy Bottom area, which has NOTHING, gets nothing :*(

Carrie said...

Any word on Ray's The Glass? I luckily live right across the street from the location but it seems like the opening has been delayed and delayed (and the original idea for a wine bar has morphed into a more restaurant-y idea)...

Beth said...

What's happening with Ray's the Game? I walk past the space every morning, and was excited to see it look like it's open, but the space is now a carry out for Ray's Hell Burgers. Is Ray's the Game shelved?

alyssa said...

Anyone know what's going on with wagamama? The signs in their window say Coming in 2010, but am I the last person to realize that may not be happening?

Amanda said...

You guys have hit on several I'm still waiting to hear back on.

The outlook is not good for Wagamama - I hear the space is back on the market.

I hear something similar on the Diamond District space but I'll try to get an official update.

Mussel Bar, Casa Nonna (and the unnamed-previously-called-BLT Burger) and the Ray's spots I will try to find out.

InfamousOreob: Not a restaurant but the neighborhood just got FoBoGro, with sandwiches and soups.

And yes, Olesh, you know what they say: babies before biergarten. =)

C Fierce said...

Great list! Do you know anything about the DC Diner, up in Cleveland Park? Would love to find out if that's going to open any time soon ... or the Palena supposed expansion.

nuzze1 said...

Morso express is delicious. Super friendly service. Salad was fresh and tasty. Pomegranate dressing was yummy.

Ross said...

Also NYC red sauce joint Carmine's. A guilty pleasure.

alyssa said...

I emailed wagamama and based on their reply, I will not be holding my breath. They said:

"at present we are researching and exploring all opportunities in america, washington dc being one of them amongst many others, once we have completed our research and have a better idea of our position we will let our guests know if we are proceeding."

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