Nerves were high early this morning when news broke of a fire at Hank's On The Hill, Jamie Leeds' Capitol Hill restaurant. But despite the flames, it sounds like the damage is minor.
Eater hasn't yet heard back from Leeds, who is out of town, but the Going Out Gurus caught the chef/owner, who said the fire was contained. It was on the roof of the building, and the restaurant will just be closed for a few days to take care of any damage. No one was injured during the fire. Hank's on the Hill is one of three Hank's restaurants owned by Leeds; this one includes Gina Chersevani's Eddy Bar.
Update: Chersevani told Eater the restaurant is hoping to be back and running again by inauguration, and they're not sure what caused the fire. The restaurant also addressed the fire on Facebook: "Yes, it's true, early this morning there was a small fire at Hank's on the Hill. Firstly, we are thankful NO ONE WAS HURT. The restaurant suffered minimal damage. We want to say, thank you to the DCFD for their rapid response. We are so grateful for the all the support from our neighbors and patrons. We will be shucking for you all soon!"
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