Sad news today: Dupont Circle restaurant Eola is closing its doors. Here's a message from chef Dan Singhofen on the restaurant's website:
Regretfully, Eola's last service will be August 31. The past four years have been an incredible ride and I'm proud of what we have accomplished. I would like to extend my gratitude to my staff both past and present. Without their hard work and dedication, Eola would not have existed. I would also like to thank our guests of the past four years for their support."
Eola opened in 2009, and was known for quirky touches such as bacon flights, as well as offal-focused menus. It flirted with tasting menu-centric dining, and its brunch had a following as well. Eater readers named it one of the city's most underrated restaurants last year. It had critical fans, too, including Washingtonian's Todd Kliman, who called the restaurant "inventive" in a Tweet this morning talking about the impending closure.
Eater has reached out to the restaurant for any additional information.
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