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Chinatown’s On Rye Has Closed

The Jewish delicatessen lasted a year

On Rye’s Chinatown location was completely papered over on Friday, December 22.
Photo by Tierney Plumb / Eater DC

Year-old Jewish deli and ice cream sandwich shop On Rye has closed.

Eater DC snapped a pic of the completely papered-over Chinatown restaurant (740 Sixth Street NW) on Friday, December 22. Phone calls to the restaurant and email messages to management requesting comment about the sudden shuttering were not returned.

The 2,500-square-foot restaurant from New Yorker Ilyse Fishman Lerner was known for its updated take on Jewish fare. The core menu included wagyu corned beef and pastrami, a smoked beet Reuben, black and white cookies, Instagram-friendly cinnamon babka push pops, plus canned wines, beers, and champagne. Catering was also a part of the fledgling business.

The 60-seat spot, which served lunch and dinner, got its start as a stand at Nationals Park. It’s unclear whether the brand will be back for the upcoming 2018 baseball season.

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