French baker Eric Kayser just opened the first Maison Kayser in the District at 1345 F Street NW, introducing D.C. to the fresh baked breads, gourmet pastries, and cafe-style fare he’ll be spreading around the city in the coming weeks.
Kayser’s casual eatery, which debuted stateside in 2012 and has since cropped up all over New York City, put down roots near the White House on February 8. A second location is scheduled to debut on Thursday, February 15, less than a mile away (650 Massachusetts Avenue NW).
To mark his arrival in D.C., Kayser has prepared a special bread made from ancient grains that will be sold exclusively at local stores beginning Monday, February 12.
Other grand opening specials include:
- One free dessert with the purchase of any dine-in tartine during lunch. Offer good at both locations through Friday, February 23
- One free French onion soup with the purchase of any dine-in entree during dinner. Offer good at both locations through Friday, February 23
- One free basket of pastries (plain croissant, chocolate croissant, raisin bread) with the purchase of any one-pot meal (“cocottes”) during brunch. Offer good at both locations through Sunday, March 4
Maison Kayser’s D.C. locations are projected to operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Status: Certified open. 1345 F. Street NW; website.