A revamped Dupont Circle hotel is about to unveil its new Mediterranean wine bar and restaurant inside.
Though the opening date is still being finalized, Tredici Enoteca is almost ready to start serving up coastal-inspired cuisine inside The St. Gregory Hotel.
Bright finishes play off the Tuscan countryside, like white oak herringbone floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and fantasy brown marble. The 30-seat sleek bar, lined with dark green Italian leather swivel stools, is flooded with natural light thanks to soaring skylights above.
Zavino Hospitality Group partners Laurence Saul, Greg Dodge and Jay Overcash, in partnership with Pennsylvania-based REIT Hersha Hospitality Trust, worked with Boxwood Architects to create the 90-seat spot at 2033 M St. NW. The hotel's first-floor amenity areas got a big redo over the past few months, with the major change being the addition of the new 4,500-square-foot restaurant concept.
Other design details include solid brass inlays and accents, funky light fixtures, curving walnut millwork, antique mirrors, cream-colored subway tiles, and deep blues throughout. The refurbished lobby next door features dark herringbone wood flooring, a dramatic staircase, modern chandeliers, and bookcases.
Zavino Hospitality Group's Philadelphia-based brand will focus the menu on coastal fare from Italy, Greece, and the Middle East. Executive chef Carlos Aparicio, a Mexican native, worked alongside top chefs like Stephen Starr at Buddakan and Parc Restaurant and most recently cooked at Tredici's sister spot, Zavino Wine Bar Pizzeria in Philadelphia. The menu will be split up into salads, veggies, and small plates (priced up to $15) and mains like fish, pastas, and meats ranging from $12 to $24.