Blue Ridge Opens Today

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Good news for Glover Park residents, as they’ve all got a new eat place in the ‘hood as of today. Blue Ridge, which seats 185 guests inside and in its unique rear garden and deck, is housed in a carefully restored century-old row house in Glover Park, and will showcase a menu that embraces seasonal, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic. Blue Ridge will offer guests lunch and dinner daily, with weekend brunch both Saturday and Sunday. (Three cheers for SATURDAY brunch, love it.)

“Barton’s approach to the Blue Ridge menu – straightforward, unfussy, and ingredient-driven – fits perfectly with the mission of creating a restaurant that could have existed 100 years ago,” says Owner and Managing Partner Eli Hengst. “There are no ‘essences’ or superfluous explorations on the Blue Ridge menu, just honest food and cocktails rooted in American tradition with a simple, rustic design as the canvas for good food and conversation.”

Uniquely down home in both food and decor, Blue Ridge is a welcome addition to the DC dining scene. The dining room incorporates reclaimed church pews, as well as custom dining and farm tables made by Ken Hoffman, a local vendor at the historic Eastern Market in Washington, DC. I’ll have a first look for you soon, I’m sure, but until then, let me know what you think in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “Blue Ridge Opens Today

  1. @Tiffany Bridge – Can’t confirm whether or not Blue Ridge will have bluegrass at brunch, but Kavanaugh’s Pizza Pub (2 doors north) has bluegrass brunch on Saturday’s from 12-3. Go for the bluegrass, because the brunch isn’t anything to write home about.

    That being said, I welcome any opportunity for bluegrass in my ‘hood :)

  2. I wonder if they saw the success of founding farmers and decided to go for the same market share in a more family friendly ‘hood.