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Suna Restaurant to Close on Capitol Hill (Updated)

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Could this be the end for Johnny Spero's Suna Restaurant already? Tom Sietsema tweets the news that the restaurant is closing this weekend, just before his Washington Post review was slated to run.

If the restaurant is indeed closing, it'd be a shocker. Suna just opened in November above Aqua Al 2 (it shares the same owners). The team opened speakeasy Harold Black next door to the restaurant not long after. No word yet on whether Harold Black is affected by the closure.

Suna had received some good buzz, if not a lot of formal reviews in its first few months of opening. The restaurant offered tasting menu-style dining, though at a lower price point than many similar concepts in the city. But it hasn't been a good few weeks for that style of restaurant — Elisir's Enzo Fargione, for example, announced recently that he's changing his Elisir Restaurant to become more casual. Eater has reached out to Suna's partners and chef for any additional information.

Update: Johnny Spero tells Eater that the closure will have no impact on the neighboring Harold Black. Meanwhile, Tom Sietsema writes more about the closure. Spero says a lot of factors went into the decision, but didn't go into specifics. There's no current back-up plan for the space.

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214 7th St SE Washington, DC