Posts Tagged ‘The Guards’

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 […]

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 […]

You’ll Never Eat in This Place Again

At least nine D.C.-area restaurants that had been in business for more than a decade shut down this year. Many had at least a few things in common—whether it was location, cuisine, or decor. Here’s a look at what’s gone and what they shared: Graphic by Carey Jordan