Restaurant Development & Design

NOV-DEC 2017

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2 2 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 DESIGN MARKET The Salt Line Oyster & Ale Designed by Grizform Design Architects, this seafood-focused gem spans 3,495 square feet just steps away from Nationals Park on the Capital Riverfront near the Anacostia River harbor. Modeled after a New England boathouse and a Chesapeake Bay-style oyster bar, the clean and airy restaurant — outfitted in minty greens mixed with polished metal accents and rope — features vignettes for lounge seating, traditional din- ing and even communal tables. A sleek horseshoe-shaped black bar is adorned with brass accents, custom light fix- tures and an elaborate oyster display presenting the East Coast's best. Cedar shingling on the private din- ing room walls and ceiling offsets the salvaged dory that hangs from the ceiling and ornately trimmed French doors, which lead to the private dining patio for a full indoor/ outdoor dining and cocktail experi- ence. Outside, cocktail tables offer flexible seating for game days, along with sheet metal accents reminiscent of seafood shanties along the coast of Maine. Photos courtesy of The Salt Line Oyster & Ale BY AMELIA LEVIN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR WASHINGTON, D.C. Addie's Successful D.C. restaurateur Jeff Black has reopened this popular restaurant that had previously operated from 1995 to 2013 in a bungalow-style building off the Rockville Pike. As an homage to Black's grandmother Addie, the new 4,000-square-foot, 200-seat restaurant retains the intimate scale of the original space by taking design cues from an older-style home with various rooms for formal dining, living, reading and sitting. Designed to feel as welcoming as Grandma Addie's home, the entranceway, an airy foyer with accordion floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the sidewalk, receives guests before the "house" splits into intimate rooms, each with its own purpose and feel. The dining room is the most formal of the spaces with crisp white tablecloths, thick cushioned chairs and plush carpeting. The neighboring family room provides a view of the kitchen through glass windows with antique panes and an enlarged photo along the back wall of Addie, in heels, fishing from a rowboat. Lined in bookshelves, the den is richer in materials and textures than the other rooms and is home to the 20-seat bar, com- plete with the modern convenience of electrical outlets at each seat. Continuing though the space, windows open up to the six-seat oyster bar and expansive patio, which faces a lush courtyard and bubbling fountain of Park Potomac. Photos courtesy of Andy DelGiudice

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