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Pisco Y Nazca hosted a friends and family preview lunch on Friday, August 31.
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D.C.’s New Peruvian Stunner Pisco Y Nazca Opens on Labor Day

A first look inside the 200-seat ceviche bar and restaurant

Miami’s Peruvian chain Pisco y Nazca is scheduled to open on Monday, September 3, bringing Dupont Circle a new sun-drenched spot to imbibe on pisco sours and devour ceviche.

The 200-seat restaurant inside Hotel RL (1823 L Street NW) comes from Centurion Restaurant Group, which opened two Pisco Y Nazca locations in Miami over the past three years.

Its 100-seat main dining area is joined by a 37-seat outdoor patio, and two private dining areas — outfitted with built-in screens and LCD projectors — can fit another 40 guests.

Its D.C.-based chef Victor Lopez, who helped helm the kitchen at Pisco y Nazca’s Miami locations, offers a shareable seafood-driven menu packed with ten ceviches, small plates and large plates ($7 to $44). The restaurant is scheduled to operate for lunch service from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and dinner from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Weekend brunch is expected to kick off on Saturday, September 8 and run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Status: Scheduled to open on Monday, September 3 at 11:30 a.m. 1823 L Street NW; website.

Scroll on for a look inside a friends and family preview on Friday at Pisco Y Nazca:

Pisco Y Nazca’s NYC-based architect Celano Design Studio inserted lots of colorful Peruvian artwork throughout the space.
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The Peruvian saying “Entre Pisco y Nazca” essentially translates to boozing in a social setting.
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A daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. includes discounts on pisco sours, sangria, beer, and wine at its 20-seat bar.
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A modern interpretation of the D.C. cityscape accents the sprawling dining room.
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Turquoise tiles and leafy plants line the hallway leading to an open kitchen at Pisco Y Nazca.
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A look inside the bustling open kitchen at Pisco Y Nazca.
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Copper pots, clocks, and coffee at Pisco Y Nazca.
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Pisco Y Nazca features lots of earthy copper tones, walnut wood flooring, and handmade concrete tiles.
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A 37-seat outdoor patio lines L Street at Pisco Y Nazca.
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Red Lion Hotels’ 99-room RL Hotel opened in 2015.
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