DGS Delicatessen, the upscale Jewish deli that has supplied D.C. diners with smoked salmon and pastrami-topped French fries over the past few years, is closing in Dupont Circle on Sunday, February 11.
“We can’t thank you — all 350,000 of you who came through our doors — enough for joining us on this ride. We hope we left a good mark on our street, neighborhood and city,” co-owners Nick and David Wiseman, who also operate Whaley’s in Navy Yard and Hill Prince in the Atlas District, wrote to supporters in a farewell note posted to the DGS website.
Nick Wiseman tells Eater the deli’s signature offerings are not expected to crop up on menus at his other establishments. But he did leave the door open to giving the gourmet sandwich shop, which debuted in late 2012 and grew to have a second location in Mosaic District (closed last winter), another go in the future.
“We’re always open to recreate DGS down the road,” he says.
Per Nick Wiseman, the immediate focus is on moving hummus shop Little Sesame out of the basement and into its own dedicated space. He didn’t provide any additional details about a projected opening date or location for the new restaurant — “opening soon,” was all Nick Wiseman would say — but Washington City Paper reports that interior designers traveled to Israel to nail the right look/feel for the forthcoming eatery.