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The Year's 10 Most Notable Restaurant Closings

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

It was a rough year for restaurant closings. The Thirty Days of Terror alone knocked out 14 restaurants within a month's time. Here now are the 10 restaurant closings that shook DC the most, as well as some other notable shutters.

1. Kinkead's (coming Dec. 22)
2. Michel (Feb. 19)
3. PS7's (November)
4. Potenza/Zola (June)
5. Buddha Bar (June 17)
6. Mie N Yu (Oct. 14)
7. Meatballs (July)
8. Casa Nonna (May 23)
9. Againn (November)
10. Restaurant 3 (June 1)

Honorable Mentions: Market Tavern, Santa Fe Cafe, Citronelle (temporary), Back Alley Waffles, The Guards, Cafe Promenade, Love Cafe, Tackle Box, America Eats Tavern (planned closure), Ray's East River, Yola

Other Goodbyes: Vento, Fruit Bat, Capital Q, Current Sushi, Sauca, Heritage India, Armand's (original), Cajun Experience (DC), La Strada, The Melting Pot (downtown), BRGR Shack, Senor Chicken/People's Bao

Have another restaurant you're missing? Let us know in the comments.

· All Shutter Coverage

MICHEL by Michel Richard

1700 Tysons Boulevard, 4th Floor, McLean, VA 22102 703 744 3999

Casa Nonna

1250 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20036 202-629-2505


1099 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 202 639 9830 Visit Website


626 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 202 393 1083

Restaurant 3

2950 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 703 524 4440 Visit Website