Posts Tagged ‘Iron Gate’

The Many Lives of Dupont’s Iron Gate, One of D.C.’s Oldest Restaurants

Chef Tony Chittum wasn’t looking for history, just fresh ingredients. Before reopening the Iron Gate in Dupont Circle, Chittum found a grapevine on the restaurant’s back patio. He started pickling the leaves and using the grapes in an Italian mustard sauce. Which means he’s now doing the same thing that Nabih Saah was doing at […]

Iron Gate Reopens Tonight With Chef Anthony Chittum at the Helm

It’s been closed for three years, but the Iron Gate—one of Washington’s oldest restaurants—reopens tonight for dinner. It took new owner Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which also owns Bluejacket, Birch & Barley, GBD, and others, a few months longer than expected to restore the shuttered space. But dining veterans should immediately recognize the wrought iron gates […]

The Restaurant Is History: New Eateries Play Up Their Buildings’ Legacies

Louie Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Billie Holiday once played in the red brick building at 14th and T streets NW.  It was called Club Bali, or simply “The Bali,” back then. In its 1940s heyday, it was one of the city’s most popular music venues—until, that is, its owner was indicted for jury tampering during […]

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