Posts Tagged ‘Rialto’

French Restaurant Maxime Replaces Rialto in Georgetown

One of the main attractions is steak frites.

Sold! The Guards Sign Finds a Buyer

When the owners of Rialto put the old wooden sign for The Guards, which previously occupied their Georgetown space, up for auction with a starting bid of $10,000, things did not look promising. After no initial takers, the owners lowered the price to $5,000. (Co-owner Ben Kirane claimed to Y&H that $10,000 was actually an error and […]

Code Dread

Along with chicken cordon bleu and red maître d’ jackets, the formal dress code appears to be on its way to the restaurant-ephemera graveyard. Though the D.C. nightclub scene has held fast to its velvet ropes and strict sartorial standards, dining establishments have slowly relaxed their rules—maybe due to Casual Friday creep or perhaps because […]

Want to Dine in Rialto’s Basement? Ditch the Flip-Flops.

Restaurant dress codes have gone the way of the three-martini lunch. But that's not stopping Rialto, a new Italian restaurant opening in Georgetown tomorrow, from instituting one. A dress code will apply only to the more formal downstairs dining room and lounge dubbed the Sala Grifone. That's the Italian translation of "Gryphon Room," which is […]

What, You Don’t Want to Spend $10,000 on The Guards’ Old Sign?

So far, no one has bid on the wood-carved sign from The Guards, the historic Georgetown restaurant that closed last year after more than 60 years of business. That might be because the starting bid on eBay is $10,000. The owners of Rialto, the Italian restaurant taking over the  former Guards' space, placed the item […]