Dupont Circle restaurant Russia Home, which closed briefly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is not going to reopen, however an oyster bar and seafood restaurant by the identical homeowners will open in at the very least a part of the D.C. constructing’s house.
Brine Oyster and Seafood Home would be the second location for the restaurant by co-owners Aaron McGovern and Arturas Vorobjovas, who opened the unique Brine on H Avenue, Northeast in 2020.
The Dupont Circle location, in Russia Home’s high-profile constructing at 1800 Connecticut Avenue, opens Feb. 3.
Like its sister restaurant, the brand new location will serve picks from the east and west coasts of North America, and different areas of the world. The menus and specials at Brine Dupont will differ barely. Amongst staples will likely be entire Maine lobster accessible day by day, a contemporary catch of the day and loads of oysters.
Whereas plenty of surf is on the menu, there’s room for a bit of turf, together with a burger and a steak.
The nautical-themed restaurant seats 47 in two eating rooms and bar, with a few outdoors tables on a personal patio.
Russia Home opened as a personal Russian American membership in 1991. It has operated as a Russian restaurant with an Jap European menu and vodka bar since 2003. It was recognized for the biggest choice of vodkas in D.C., and for its huge choice of caviar.
Russia Home was focused by vandals on at the very least two events shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The restaurant, and its homeowners, haven’t any ties to Russia, they’ve stated.
“When town began opening again up we had been then confronted with one other pandemic of kinds, the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” McGovern stated. “We skilled quite a few accounts of vandalism and threats towards our beloved Russia Home. These unlucky circumstances led to our choice to not reopen Russia Home.”
Russia Home downsized 4 years in the past, and reworked the higher ranges right into a Mattress & Breakfast, “The Residence of Kalorama.”