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Inside a Renovated 701, Ashok Bajaj's Classic Penn Quarter Restaurant

The restaurant reopens today after closing for five days.

Ashok Bajaj's 701 reopens today after closing on August 30 for major renovations. James Beard award-nominated restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York was recruited for the revamp.

The updated interior is more inviting and a little less formal. It includes a warmer color scheme, carpeting with a playful bubble pattern and dramatic wall coverings and glass light fixtures. The new, Italian furniture includes banquettes covered in colorful Maharam fabrics and armchairs recovered in a burgundy and teal striped fabric. The wood tables are paired with chairs in varying styles.

The renovation also includes a new private dining room that can accommodate up to 30 guests. It complements the two existing private rooms that seat 12 and 20 people for dinner.

701 Restaurant

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