Posts Tagged ‘Ashok Bajaj’

Top Ten D.C. Restaurant Openings in 2013

This should be a good year for variety in the D.C. dining scene. The most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in 2013 feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, French, Latin American, Greek, Italian, and American fare, plus some hybrids. Veteran restaurateurs will expand into new cuisines, big names will make their District debuts, and a few longtime […]

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj Opening Restaurant in Former Zola Space

Yesterday, Shake Shack confirmed that it will open its third D.C. location in the International Spy Museum's Spy City Café space at 800 F St. NW next summer. Today, Douglas Development brings word that the next-door property formerly occupied by Zola has been leased by Ashok Bajaj, the restaurateur behind Oval Room, Rasika, Bibiana, and other […]

Rasika West End Opens Mar. 30 [UPDATED]

A rep for Rasika West End, the much anticipated spin-off of prolific restaurateur Ashok Bajaj's popular Indian eatery in Penn Quarter, tells Y&H that the new restaurant will open to the public on Mar. 30. A splashy grand opening cocktail reception for invited guests is scheduled for the night before. The West End spot is […]

James Beard Loves D.C.: Local Semifinalists For Foodie Oscars Announced

The esteemed James Beard Foundation today announced a bevy of semifinalists for its coveted chef and restaurant awards and the D.C.-area food scene is well represented. Eater DC has a comprehensive breakdown. Among the noms: Fiola and Little Serow each get a nod in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Palena's Frank Ruta is in the […]

Quick Feeding: Relishing a Government Shutdown; Sietsema Hates the Word ‘Veggie’

Open for Business: The federal government may be shutting down, but that doesn't mean some of the city's hot restaurant areas, like H Street NE, will be dark. Tweets one neighborhood denizen: "Feds might shut down your computer, B'berry, send U home, but #HSt will be OPEN!! Great food, cold beer, baseball on big TVs. […]

Ardeo + Bardeo Makes a Nice Reintroduction to Cleveland Park

Tom Sietsema weighed in on the new Ardeo + Bardeo in Cleveland Park in this weekend's Post Magazine and says it has "polish and promise." Owner Ashok Bajaj combined the formerly separate dining and bar spaces into one restaurant and moved Nate Garyantes, the former executive sous chef at Minibar, into the kitchen. And Sietsema […]

Ashok Bajaj’s Nightly Restaurant Circuit to Add New Stop

Ashok Bajaj, the D.C. restaurateur who owns 701, Bibiana, Ardeo + Bardeo, Bombay Club, Oval Room, and Rasika, is known for his nightly circuit of his businesses, checking in on his dining rooms, chefs, general managers, and loyal customers. With a valet stand at each of his restaurants, he doesn't really need to worry about […]

Changing Tables: District Taco Ready to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Tynan Coffee & Tea is just weeks away from opening its new location at 1275 First St. NE. A sign in the window has already proclaimed itself as the place with "the best happy hour in NoMa." (Prince of Petworth) Arlington will […]

Esquire Names Bibiana One of the 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010

This news has been reported in many other places, but Esquire finally posted the 20 Best New Restaurants feature online, where we can read what John Mariani had to say about Bibiana, Ashok Bajaj's sleek new Italian operation. Bibiana is the lone representative from the District, and like last year's D.C. pick (and the two […]

Changing Tables: Chicago Dogs Headed to D.C.

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Chicago-style hot dogs are on their way to U Street as ChiDogO's gets set to open. (Prince of Petworth) After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro […]