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.
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