Music fans filing into Ivy City’s massive new City Winery to catch a show are now privy to around two dozen dishes ranging from hummus with pickled vegetables to coq au vin with fingerling potatoes.
The combination performance space, production winery, and now restaurant has been getting up to speed over the past month. Following a staggered rollout, the Mediterranean-style restaurant is now serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly; the dining room remains open until midnight.
Executive chef Brandon Ingenito, an alum of the homegrown Great American Restaurants group who most recently worked at Potomac Point Winery in Stafford Virginia, is overseeing a menu composed of small plates ($9-$16), larger dishes ($16-$28), gourmet flatbreads ($16 each), and desserts ($8-$10). Featured offerings include: vegetarian risotto with tomato and pea shoots; imported burrata with basil, sea salt, and toasted ciabatta; pappardelle with braised short ribs; local crab cakes with grilled corn salsa; a house burger with an everything bagel spice-flavored brioche bun; and a margherita flatbread, among others.
Scroll down to view the opening menu and pictures of some of the featured dishes: