Posts Tagged ‘stephen starr’

Price Check: Why Are Some New Restaurants Already Getting More Expensive?

If you thought Le Diplomate was expensive when it opened in April, you should see it now. The white-hot French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr has increased the prices on nearly all of its entrées—anywhere from $1 to $4 per dish. The price tags for hors d’oeuvres, sides, and salads are mostly the same with […]

Le Diplomate Now Open in Logan Circle

Le Diplomate made its much-ballyhooed debut in Logan Circle over the weekend, and—surprise, surprise—the place was packed. If you can snag a seat, the French brasserie is offering 10 percent off all food from now through April 14 during its soft-opening phase. The menu includes a large raw bar section as well as hors d'oeuvres like […]

What to Expect From French Brasserie Le Diplomate

Philadelphia-based restaurateur Stephen Starr was in town yesterday overseeing the build-out of his French brasserie Le Diplomate. He gave Y&H a run-down of what to expect from the Logan Circle restaurant, slated to open at 1610 14th St. NW in late March. Why a French brasserie in D.C.: Starr says when he initially scouted locations […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hungry For Hugs Edition

Psychoanalyzing the cupcake craze—you're all just "hungry for hugs." [WaPo] Will new vending rules actually make things harder for food trucks? [Blade] Here's something different: Darnell's Bar in Shaw morphs into a coffee shop during the day. [Prince of Petworth] Mixtec, El Pollo Sabroso, Jolt 'N Bolt all get in trouble with the Health Department. […]

Starrs Align? Placards Up For ‘Parc Deux’ at 14th & Q

Back in June, Y&H colleague Lydia DePillis reported that big-time Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr was close to signing a lease at the old Shirt Laundry space at 14th and Q Streets NW for his très français concept Parc Brasserie. Another food blog downplayed the report. But lookie here: placards are now up on that corner, […]

Quick Feeding: Stephen Starr’s Parc, Ted’s Bulletin Part Deux Coming to 14th Street

Starry Night: Our intrepid colleague Lydia DePillis reports that Philadelphia-based restaurateur Stephen Starr has plans for not one but two new D.C. eateries: the first, a local spin-off of his French-themed Rittenhouse Square brasserie Parc, located at 14th and Q Streets NW;  the second, a capital city location for his reputable Buddakan brand, as part […]

Frogs Invade D.C., Use Philadelphians as Patsies

Calling all District-based Gertrude Stein devotees and beret-sporting cubists! The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Philadelphia developer Allan Domb and restauranteur Stephen Starr are eyeing D.C. locations for a "version of Parc," Starr's chic bistro in the City of Brotherly Love's exclusive Rittenhouse Square. If your first-person, thinly-veiled fictionalization of your affair with Anais Nin […]