A mini version of Shaw wine bar La Jambe will debut inside Union Market next week with over 20 bottles — including a Champagne magnum — alongside a tight menu of small plates.
La Jambe, which has been open for 2 years, is adding take-out into the mix for the first time at its new 13-seat Northeast bar (1309 5th Street NE), with plans to showcase charcuterie, cheese, and sandwiches from behind a clear deli counter. Owner Anastasia Mori tells Eater she hopes to be up and running by Tuesday, December 11.
With only French wines for sale, the wine bar’s list will mostly consist of bottles taken from Shaw. Wines by the glass will start at $10 and inch up to $19. The new La Jambe will highlight known varietals like Burgundy Pinot Noirs and unique finds, including fortified wines.
Like its Shaw counterpart, La Jambe’s weekday happy hour will discount wines to $5 and $6 a glass, although Mori says the hours for that deal haven’t been finalized yet. The lengthy alcohol list also includes flights of wine and spirits along with a selection of ciders and aperitifs such as sherry and vermouth.
Here’s a look at the tentative opening food menu:
La Jambe will be closed Mondays with and will open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Closing extends to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Union Market already has another Parisian-inspired destination with Virginia’s Petite Lou Lou, which opened a stall inside this summer with spins on the croque monsieur and spritzes.