Neighborhood Eats: The Grill Room, Rye Bar, and A Diplomatic Approach

by Jamie Liu

Neighborhood Eats: The Grill Room, Rye Bar, and A Diplomatic Approach: Figure 1
Pearl Dive Oyster Bar

This week in Neighborhood Eats, rye makes a big showing in Georgetown, a French brasserie is coming to Logan Circle, and fame isn’t quite enough for one Top Chef.

Open: The Grill Room restaurant and Rye Bar are now open at the Capella Hotel at 1050 31st Street NW (map). The menus at The Grill Room are updated daily to reflect the best ingredients available, but some menu items will stay constant, like American wagyu steak with truffle and fortified wine sauce. The dessert and champagne carts offer treats for those that want to indulge. The adjoining Rye Bar will include a menu of bar food, cocktails, barrel-aged cocktails, as well as rare rye whiskeys, and a hand harvested ice program.

Open…Soon: On April 12, Le Diplomate from Philadelphia’s Stephen Starr will open at 1610 14th Street NW (map). The menu includes French classics like onion soup gratinee, steak frites, escargot and poulet roti as well as more adventurous dishes like shaved veal tongue with mache.

Chef Bob Kinkead is opening a new, unnamed deli at 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW (map) in April, according to the Washington Business Journal. Located near his new restaurant Ancora, the deli will serve sandwiches, deli standards and pizza.

Opening Eventually: Right Proper Brewpub is aiming to open at 624 T Street NW (map) in October, according to Washington City Paper. Opened by Thor Cheston, formerly of Brasserie Beck, and John Snedden of Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling, the pub will feature six beers brewed in house as well as two guest taps and oak barrel-aged beers. Open for lunch and dinner, it will serve sandwiches and quick fare. Beer lovers will also be able to purchase fresh growlers to take home.

Former Top Chef contestant Timothy Dean is aiming to open TD Burger at 250 K Street NE (map) in mid-June. Along with the eponymous burgers, the menu will include Neapolitan-style pizza, sandwiches, and milkshakes. Patrons will be able to enjoy them at the large 55-60 seat bar or the outdoor patio.

Neighborhood Eats: The Grill Room, Rye Bar, and A Diplomatic Approach: Figure 2
Mayfair & Pine

Closed: Mayfair & Pine in Glover Park has closed. The restaurant by former Top Chef contestant Emily Sprissler and her husband attributed the closing to insufficient business.

Events: Pearl Dive Oyster Bar is holding its first crawfish boil of the season on April 6. The meal will include Louisiana crawfish, roast suckling pig, shrimp, Andouille sausage, potatoes, corn, corned and dessert. This will be accompanied by beers from Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company. Tickets are $65, excluding tax and tip.

Nearly 80 of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and specialty shops will be providing food and drinks for the DC Taste of the Nation event on April 8 at the National Building Museum. The event raises money for Share Our Strength, an organization that fights childhood hunger, as well as for local charities like the Capital Area Food Bank and DC Hunger Solutions. General admission is $105 per person, and $150 for VIPs.

Jamie R. Liu is a freelance writer, food nerd, and former DCist food and drink editor. She has contributed to Eater, Washington City Paper, the Express, and AskMen.com.

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