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The Chesapeake Room Reopens Friday with More of a Southern Menu

They renovated, too.

The Chesapeake Room will reopen Friday with a new menu and changes to its interior.

The food will now have more of a Southern focus, courtesy of chef Scott Robison, who recently worked at Evening Star Cafe. Dishes will include heirloom grains, local catfish and other seasonal ingredients. They'll have Southern-influenced cocktails, too, as well as a new late night menu. Still to come: A Sunday Southern Rock Supper with whiskey, beer and fried chicken.

The restaurant now has fresh paint, new mirrors and updated lighting to create a warmer look, according to a spokeswoman. Their popular fish tank remains. The restaurant closed for renovations in early July.

The Chesapeake Room [Photo: <a href="">Facebook</a>.

The Chesapeake Room [Photo: Facebook].

The Chesapeake Room

501 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 (202) 543-1445 Visit Website

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