America Eats Tavern, José Andrés’ tribute to the history of American cooking, will soon find a new home in Georgetown.
The restaurant, which is currently housed within the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, is moving to a still-undisclosed Georgetown location. According to a rep, the move will happen sometime next year, and the Tysons Corner location’s last service will be Dec. 23. Washington City Paper first reported the news.
America Eats Tavern serves Andrés’ spin on such dishes as Virginia ham and New England clam chowder, as well as nods to historic recipes like an early 19th century mac and cheese and a 1950s-inspired steak tartare.
Once it relocates, this will be the third home for the restaurant, which originated as a pop-up in conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum of American History, housed in the former Cafe Atlantico space in Penn Quarter back in 2011. That pop-up closed in 2012, but reopened in a revamped format in Tysons in June of 2014. Meanwhile, that Tysons Corner location has seen turnover over the years as well, formerly housing such restaurants as Fabio Trabocchi’s Maestro and a short-lived restaurant from Michel Richard.