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Latin Steakhouse Claudia’s Closes After Five Years in Prime Downtown Location

The restaurant closed its doors at the end of January

PIllars and booths inside the dining room at Claudia’s
Claudia’s closed on January 30
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Downtown D.C. certainly doesn’t lack for steakhouses, but it just lost a sleek, Latin-themed source for ribeye.

Claudia’s Steakhouse called it quits on January 30, according to a closing announcement posted on its website. The website and the restaurant’s Instagram post reads:

It is with deep regret that we much announce the definite closing of our restaurant, Claudia’s, starting January 30, 2020. We want to thank everyone for five wonderful years of support. We loved making good food and most all serving you!

Claudia’s opened in June 2015 in a massive space at 1501 K Street NW near the White House. It boasted room for 400 diners, lots of glossy glass tile, and nightclub-esque red leather.

Claudia Rivas, the steakhouse’s namesake who also ran Brasas when it was in Waldorf, took over cooking duties from opening chef Brad Race in the fall of 2015. When Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema visited for a “First Bite” column in 2015, he was more into empanadas and whole snapper than the steaks.

Eater reached out to Claudia’s and will update this post if necessary.


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