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It took Swati Bose and Kabir Amir almost two years to secure a location for Flight, their new wine bar coming to Penn Quarter, but they're happy with the final result. The wine bar is bound for 777 6th St. NW, on the same block as relative newcomers Graffiato and Daikaya.
The pair moved to D.C. specifically for the project, feeling the city lacked a wealth of cozy neighborhood wine bars. "It's a fantastic city that's only getting better, with room to grow," said Amir. The team had investigated locations on H St. NE, Dupont and 14th Street (where they nearly signed a lease) before ending up in Penn Quarter.
Lauren Winter and Brian Miller of Edit Lab at Streetsense are designing the restaurant. There's plenty of wood throughout the space, and the restaurant is being done in neutral colors. Backlit bottles of wine will be on display in multiple locations. The restaurant has about 60 seats, with a 15 seat bar. Amir says the design has an air of mystery — it's hard to see what's going on inside from the street, and a wall will greet customers when they first walk in the door, so they'll have to walk down a small hallway before getting a full view of the place (artwork will likely don the front wall). Amir is sound-proofing the restaurant so things stay quiet and cozy.
Flight will focus on wines by the glass from all over the world, mostly from smaller producers. An early January opening is likely, though they may host some soft opening events in late December. Bradley Curtis is the chef.
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