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701 Will Get a New Private Dining Room, Other Upgrades

The restaurant will close for five days for the makeover.

701 Restaurant
701 Restaurant
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

No one can say Ashok Bajaj doesn't invest in his restaurants.

Just weeks after the original location of Rasika underwent a $500,000 makeover, the restaurateur has announced a revamp for 701, his classic Penn Quarter restaurant.

Designer Martin Vahtra, who also designed Rasika West End, will redo the restaurant. A new 30-seat private dining room will be added, and there will be other updates to the restaurant's interior. Think new paint colors and wall coverings, as well as new lighting, banquettes, tables, carpeting and artwork. The investment will be between $400,000 and $500,000, according to a spokeswoman.

701 will close for five days, beginning Aug. 30, to undergo the changes.

701 Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, , DC 20004 (202) 393-0701 Visit Website