No Bistro, Refurbished Hawk ‘n’ Dove Will Remain A Saloon
Neighborhood blog The Hill Is Home reports on the proposed renovations to historic Capitol Hill watering hole Hawk 'n' Dove. New owner Xavier Cervera presented his plans to a committee of the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B on Tuesday.
Among the planned changes: (a) upstairs rooms, which Cervera describes as "scary...no light, no windows," will be turned into an open mezzanine with new windows looking out on Pennsylvania Avenue; (b) the big sign out front will be replaced with something smaller; (c) the under-21 crowd will no longer be welcome; and (d) Cervera might install a brick oven for pizza and sandwiches.
But don't expect much fancier fare than decent bar food. “Reports of it being a bistro are incorrect," according to Cervera. "It’s a bar, and I’m very much a saloon guy."
Photo courtesy of Hawk 'n' Dove