Posts Tagged ‘Xavier Cervera’

Restaurateur Xavier Cervera Opening American Bistro in Shaw

Longtime Capitol Hill restaurateur Xavier Cervera sold his nine restaurants, which included Hawk 'n' Dove, The Chesapeake Room, and Molly Malone's, earlier this year. Now, he's establishing roots in Shaw with a new American bistro. A liquor license application for 1209-1213 10th St. NW lists the trade name for the restaurant as The American, although it's unclear […]

Xavier Cervera Sells Nine Restaurants

Restaurateur Xavier Cervera will no longer be the restaurant king of Capitol Hill. He's selling his nine eateries to a Boston equity firm reportedly headed by his brother, the blog Capitol Hill Corner reports. The restaurants included in the sale: Hawk 'n' Dove, Boxcar Tavern, The Chesapeake Room, Lola's, Pacifico Cantina, Senart's Oyster & Chop […]

Live and Let Dive: Does Renovating a Beloved Bar Mean Quashing Its Charm?

There’s no reason to gloss over the many flaws of the old Hawk ‘n’ Dove, the stalwart Capitol Hill bar that closed in 2011 and reopened under new ownership two weeks ago. The original place was dark and rotting, the smell of urine persistent and legendary, the food just a cut above a frozen tray […]

Drink Tequila on the Roof of Pacifico Cantina Tomorrow

Pacifico Cantina opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Barracks Row. The Mexican restaurant is the latest project from Xavier Cervera, the restaurateur behind Molly Malone's, the Chesapeake Room, Lola's, and several other Capitol Hill eateries. Expect fairly straight-forward Tex Mex offerings: nachos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, and fajitas. Pacifico also joins the ranks of hip […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: The Vince Gray Hoagie Edition

The newest hoagie hub under the Taylor Gourmet banner opens at 11 a.m. today on 14th Street NW. Mayor Vince Gray is supposed to be there for the ribbon cutting; Louis Sarcone Jr., however, probably won't. Also opening this morning: A new bakery, Le Caprice DC, in Columbia Heights. Here are some pics of the […]

Here’s One For The Scrapple Book: Hawk ‘n’ Dove, R.I.P. (1967-2011)

Capitol Hill bid goodbye to longstanding neighborhood institution Hawk 'n' Dove over the weekend. The Hill offers a proper eulogy, complete with quotes from U.S. Rep Barney Frank, as well as long-time proprietor Stuart Long, who calls the closure "the end of my adult life."  After learning that the lease on the property would be […]

No Bistro, Refurbished Hawk ‘n’ Dove Will Remain A Saloon

Goodbye, bay windows. Hello, French doors. Neighborhood blog The Hill Is Home reports on the proposed renovations to historic Capitol Hill watering hole Hawk 'n' Dove. New owner Xavier Cervera presented his plans to a committee of the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B on Tuesday. Among the planned changes:  (a) upstairs rooms, which Cervera describes […]

Hawk ‘n’ Dove Sold! New Owner Xavier Cervera Plans Total Renovation

Iconic Capitol Hill watering hole Hawk 'n' Dove has been sold. Xavier Cervera, owner of Barracks Row eateries Chesapeake Room, Molly Malone’s, and Senart’s Oyster and Chop House, has purchased the business from longstanding proprietor Stuart Long. The forthcoming September issue of Hill Rag has the scoop. Cervera tells the Rag that the old Hawk […]

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