Posts Tagged ‘Clyde’s Restaurant Group’

Hand Meat Downs: At the Tombs, Diners Enjoy 1789’s Scraps

The Tombs is not known for its lamb ragu. It’s a college bar. It serves beer and various inexpensive “study snacks,” including chicken wings and fried pickles. But lately, the subterranean watering hole, located on the outskirts of the Georgetown University campus, has seen some subtle shifts in its menu offerings. Alongside the typical barroom […]

World’s Best Restaurant Poaches Chef Daniel Giusti From 1789

D.C.'s culinary revolving door just keeps spinning. After breaking the news this morning of chef Katsuya Fukushima's hiring at Daikaya, WaPo gets the scoop this afternoon about chef Daniel Giusti's impending departure from Georgetown restaurant 1789. Y&H alum Tim Carman reports that Giusti is heading to Noma, the Copenhagen eatery currently ranked No. 1 on […]

The Tombs: A Basement Space Defined By Its Shape

Following the recommendation of a food friend, I found myself at The Tombs in Georgetown this past weekend. I'd chosen a lazy and cold Sunday afternoon to avoid what I thought would be a typical college crowd. I anticipated nachos, wings, and what's said to be a great burger, but the menu ended up being […]

Ten Questions for Ris Lacoste

Chef Ris Lacoste cooked her last meal at 1789 on New Year's Eve 2005. She had decided to leave the Georgetown fine-dining  destination owned by Clyde's Restaurant Group to open her own place. Nearly four years later, she finally did. She and co-owner Mitchell Herman debuted RIS on Dec. 7 in the West End, forever quieting the tedious […]

Old Ebbitt Grill Is Not a Fan of Policies

The Old Ebbitt Grill doesn't care much for hard-and-fast policies, which may seem strange for a restaurant located across the way from the White House and owned by the Clyde's Restaurant Group. When celebrities visit the city's oldest restaurant, for instance, the staff is not required by management to act all cool. Servers, bussers, bartenders, whoever can […]

How to Feed 225 Hungry University of Florida Athletes

The line cooks at Old Ebbitt Grill know how to handle pressure. They're used to cranking out 2,000 meals a day, says General Manager Kyle Gaffney, but today will be different. Several teams from the University of Florida, including the national championship football squad, will be eating lunch at the Grill, starting at 11:15 a.m., […]

You’ll Never Guess the No. 6 Restaurant in America in Sales

Then again, maybe you will. It is, according to this year's Restaurants & Institutions Top 100 Independent Restaurants list, the same establishment that placed sixth last year—Old Ebbitt Grill. You read right: Old Ebbitt Grill, the Clyde's Restaurant Group property with a history that dates back to 1856. The place serves politicians, generals, and tourists […]