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Three Chef Change-Ups, Plus Brookland's Finest to Open Monday

By Rina Rapuano | June 5, 2014 By Rina Rapuano  |  June 5, 2014
Photo by: Joshua Cogan/DGS

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- It was announced earlier this week that DGS Delicatessen chef Barry Koslow planned to leave the Dupont Circle deli he helped open. Today, we learned that Koslow has taken a position as chef de cuisine for whatever dining concept will replace J&G Steakhouse at the W Washington Hotel later this summer. Koslow has also served as executive chef at Tallula/EatBar and Mendocino Grille and has spent time in such kitchens as Equinox, 2941 and the late Citronelle.

- The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema revealed during his chat today that The Grill Room’s Jakob Esko would be moving back to Barcelona by the end of the month and that a replacement chef for the Georgetown hotel hasn’t yet been named.

- Prince of Petworth reports that Brookland’s Finest expects to open its doors Monday, and this post includes photos and menus.

- Eater DC reports that The Goodstone Inn has a new chef in John Leonard, who was promoted from chef de cuisine to executive chef.

- Legal Sea Foods will open a location at Reagan National Airport’s National Hall Monday. The 5,560-square-foot, 150-seat restaurant will be situated in a pre-security section of the airport near Terminal B/C and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner (2401 Smith Blvd., Arlington; 571-551-5988).

- Et Voila! chef-owner Claudio Pirollo celebrates his 40th birthday by offering diners a complimentary glass of champagne during tomorrow’s lunch and dinner services.

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The Grill Room

American Georgetown
Food20 Decor20 Service21 Cost$48
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Legal Sea Foods

Seafood Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food24 Decor20 Service22 Cost$37
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Et Voila!

Food24 Decor15 Service20 Cost$42
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DGS Delicatessen

Jewish Dupont Circle
Food23 Decor19 Service19 Cost$31
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Quality22 Facilities23 Service22
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Atmo.24 Decor22 Service23 CostM
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Fine Dining White House/World Bank
Food25 Decor21 Service24 Cost$69
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2941 Restaurant

American West Falls Church
Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$63

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