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The Oval Room Reopens, $1 Million Later

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The Oval Room
The Oval Room
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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Ashok Bajaj's The Oval Room reopens today after a $1 million refresh courtesy of designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York.

The restaurant's new look features marble flooring (and a marble bar), a darker color scheme (with burgundys and browns), and new artwork (including a painting from Jennifer Bartlett).

With the new look comes a new menu. Chef Tony Conte is adding a four course $60 menu, as well as a $20 bar lunch special. The restaurant will also launch a weekday happy hour with 20 percent off drinks at the bar. Simon Stilwell, formerly of Rasika, is now manager of the restaurant.


Oval Room Lunch

Oval Room Dinner 2

Oval Room Dinner Tasting

Some of Conte's new menu items include fluke with coconut and togarashi, burrata with a vegetable salad, smoked sweetbreads, lobster in saffron ginger broth and more. Status: Reopening today. 800 Connecticut Ave. NW; website.

The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, , DC 20006 (202) 463-8700 Visit Website