Former Shaw’s Tavern GM Opening Restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle
Former Shaw's Tavern general manager Reza Akhavan has plans to open an upscale casual restaurant focused on local, seasonal ingredients at 917 5th St. NW this March.
Although a liquor license notice lists the restaurant's name as Success (as reported earlier by Prince of Petworth), Akhavan says that is not the name; he hasn't decided what to call the eatery yet. He also does not have a chef or menu worked out, but he says the food will have European and Mediterranean influences.
"I really want to focus on local farms and fresh ingredients and have a healthier menu," Akhavan tells Y&H. "Not because it's the trend, but because it's what I like."
Akhavan envisions a relatively small menu with half a dozen appetizers, five to six entrees, and some bar snacks. The price point for entrees will likely be between $17 and $25. There will also be 12 taps for beer plus wine and cocktails.
The 85-seat spot (including bar seating) will have a simple "industrial" interior design. Further down the line, Akhavan hopes to open a roof deck.
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