Posts Tagged ‘Azur’

To Perfect and Serve: For Some New Restaurants, It’s Never Too Early to Shut Down and Start Over

The day before Azur closed for good, the downstairs din-ing room and bar was, unsurprisingly, empty. Over the course of a two-hour Thursday happy hour, maybe a dozen people strolled into the Penn Quarter seafood restaurant. The bar had run out of grapefruit juice. The calamari—which on a previous visit came dressed in a nuoc [...]

Penn Quarter Seafood Restaurant Azur Is Closing

The $40 cocktail was the first to go. Now, Azur, the seafood restaurant that briefly offered the city's most expensive cocktail, is getting the axe itself. The Post reports that chef Frederik de Pue has decided to close the Penn Quarter spot after Friday night because it wasn't getting "steady enough numbers for the size [...]

Summer of Seafood

Summertime means a flare-up in cravings for soft-shell crabs and fish tacos. Fortunately, D.C.’s newest restaurants are serving up some stellar seafood, even if that’s not their main attraction. Here are six Y&H-approved seafood dishes from six new hotspots. Baja beer-battered mahi-mahi with grilled pineapple salsa and jalapeno MXDC, 600 14th St. NW Three for [...]

Proof of Purchase: Cocktail Prices Are Reaching New Highs. How Much is Too Much?

Even though I know it’s coming, it’s hard not to feel sticker shock when I get the bill at The Rye Bar in Georgetown’s new Capella hotel. On my tab: a $22 Manhattan and an $18 Old Fashioned. With tax and tip, the whole thing rounds out to $50. For two drinks. Don’t get me [...]

Azur Axes $40 Cocktail, Revamps Drink Menu

Apparently there is a limit to how much people will pay for a cocktail, and it is somewhere south of $40. Chef Frederik de Pue's new seafood spot Azur opened with a $40 cognac-based cocktail as well as several $20-plus drinks on it initial menu. But shortly after the restaurant's opening a month ago, former Bibiana [...]

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Know Your Boats While Drinking at Azur

It's not just the decor that's nautically themed at chef Frederik du Pue's seafood restaurant Azur, opening April 18. So are the cocktails, which are named for famous boats. Y&H took a look at the stories behind some of these vessels, which range from fictional submarines to presidential yachts to ghost ships. (And seriously, where is the Titanic and S.S. Minnow?) [...]

Coming Soon: Caviar at Azur and Crepes at Table

It's a busy month for budding restaurateur Frederik de Pue: he's opening his second D.C. restaurant Azur in Penn Quarter on April 18 and launching brunch at his Shaw spot Table on April 20. The menu is now online for contemporary European seafood restaurant Azur, located in the former Café Atlántico and Minibar building. The first-floor [...]

Nice Pair: Two New Restaurants Are Bringing Chef Frederik de Pue Into the Spotlight

There’s hardly a thing inside Table that chef Frederik de Pue hasn’t touched with his own hands. Sitting on the wooden bench he designed that spans the length of the new Shaw restaurant, he describes how he conceived everything from the layout of the dining room, with its nowhere-to-hide open kitchen and fresh herbs hanging [...]

New Opening Dates for Frederik de Pue’s Restaurants Table and Azur

It's quite ambitious for a first-time restaurateur to open two restaurants within a month or two of each other, but it appears that's exactly what chef Frederik de Pue now has planned. After several delays, de Pue's Shaw restaurant Table is now set to open Jan. 18. He hopes to have his seafood-centric Penn Quarter restaurant [...]

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