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Celebrity Chef Jose Garces Opening Argentinian Steakhouse in D.C.

JG_TwitterIron Chef star and Philadelphia-based restaurateur Jose Garces will join the legions of celebrity chefs flocking to D.C. to open restaurants. Garces plans to open an Argentinian steakhouse in the Loews Madison Hotel at 1177 15th St. NW in early 2014. The restaurant will replace The Federalist, which will close this Sunday.

Garces also owns 15 other restaurants in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Palm Springs, Scotsdale, and Chicago. He won a James Beard Award in 2009 for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.

Details about the D.C. restaurant are scarce at this point. Stay tuned.

Photo of Jose Garces via Twitter

  • yellowliner

    I'm excited Garces is coming to D.C.! I've easten at several of his Philly spots and enjoyed them all. I'm less excited about the concept, however. Steakhouses continue to languish and die in this area -- don't chefs do their research before opening? There's this big stereotype that DC people are all eating at steak places, but when you look at the busiest (and top-rated) restaurants here, they aren't steak places. Hopefully the menu will be innovative and go beyond steak, or this one's sunk already.

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