ICYMI: Recent Openings, Closings - and What’s in the Pipeline

By Rina Rapuano | June 10, 2014 By Rina Rapuano  |  June 10, 2014
Photo by: Ken Wyner

Is it us, or have there been a lot of restaurant openings and closings lately? We decided to round up the changes over the past week or so and put them all in one handy place for you:


- José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern reopened in Tysons Corner last week (Zagat DC); The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd.; 703-744-3999

- Tico, a Boston import by chef Michael Schow, opened over the weekend (Zagat DC); 1926 14th St. NW; 202-319-1400

- The Gryphon reopened in Dupont, ditching the sports bar concept for a “social house” feel (Washington City Paper); 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-827-8980

- Brookland’s Finest, a family-friendly neighborhood hangout, opened yesterday (Washington Post); 3126 12th St. NE; 202-636-0050

- The Crystal City location of Spike Mendelsohn’s We, The Pizza opened yesterday (Eater DC); 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington

- Lyman’s Tavern, a laundromat turned bar on the edge of Columbia Heights, opened last week (Zagat DC); 3720 14th St. NW; 202-723-0502


- J&G Steakhouse in the W Hotel will close later this month and reopen as a new concept (Zagat DC); 515 15th St. NW; 202-661-2440

- Baltimore’s Pabu, the well-regarded Japanese Michael Mina restaurant in the Four Seasons, and coffee shop Lamill will close June 14. Lamill will reopen as a coffee shop a few days later, and the Pabu space will reopen later this summer as a new concept after an overhaul (Baltimore Sun); 725 Aliceanna St., Baltimore; 410-223-1460

- Serendipity 3 has closed in Georgetown (Washingtonian); 3150 M St. NW; 202-333-5193

- Ghana Cafe closed in Logan Circle (Prince of Petworth); 1336 14th St. NW; 202-387-3845

- Chef-owner Daniel O’Brien told the Post that he will close Seasonal Pantry next year and move to open a restaurant in Little Washington, VA (Washington Post); 

In the Pipeline

- Here’s our roundup of anticipated summer openings.

- 13th St. Meats/Meats & Foods is in the process of getting its utilities and inspections squared away for a restaurant and meat shop; 247 Florida Ave. NW; 202-505-1384

- Pinstripes, a chain restaurant with bowling and bocce that opened in Georgetown earlier this year, plans to open a Rockville location in the Pike & Rose development in 2016 (Eater DC).

Places Mentioned

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America Eats Tavern

American Tysons
Food19 Decor21 Service23 Cost$57
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Tico DC

Central American U Street Corridor
Food21 Decor23 Service21 Cost$61
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The Gryphon

American Dupont Circle
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Lyman's Tavern

Bar Petworth
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Pizza Capitol Hill
Food23 Decor17 Service19 Cost$13
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Quality22 Facilities23 Service22
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Japanese Harbor East
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