The space recently vacated by flailing book and music retailer Borders at 600 14th St. N.W. won't be empty for long. Clyde's Restaurant Group has started contruction there on a 35,000-square-foot, 800-seat capacity restaurant—its biggest yet—called the Hamilton.
The menu is still in development, but the potential offerings at the Hamilton sound like a grab bag of culinary trends. Clyde's president Tom Mayer said that the eatery will feature a full sushi bar, a small plates menu, and 20 craft beers on tap. Aside from the sushi bar, however, there won't be much Asian fusion. The menu will reflect moderately priced American cuisine.
The biggest shocker: The restaurant may be open 24 hours a day. "I’m leaning toward doing it," said Mayer. "Every big city has that, but there [isn't one] in D.C." Does that mean we can order sushi anytime day or night? Probably not, but until at least 2 or 3 A.M, he said. We'll take it!
The kitchen will be helmed by Clyde's veteran Brian Stickel, who currently works at Clyde's of Tysons Corner and has spent time at the Georgetown location and 1789. Mayer says he expects to open in December of 2011.
[The Feast DC]