A classic cocktail bar, Radiator’s drinks selection will focus on a sophisticated range of whiskeys and unique spirits, the classics, and a discerning selection of local beers and wines.
The kitchen, led by Chef Jonathan Dearden, formerly of Ardeo + Bardeo, will complement the beverage program with soulful, rustic dishes that span snacks, sharable plates and large-format signature items.
Radiator’s name is a nod to 14th Street’s rich automotive past—once a home to many mid-20th century car dealerships and auto repair shops— and that history will be carried over to the design, with garage door-inspired walls and industrial accents.
The large, 57-seat bar area includes a communal table and a comfortable lounge space decked out in rich woods and leather, and a 23-seat lounge area includes several nooks where small groups can gather. The space is being designed by D.C.’s award-winning GrizForm Design Architects with an eye toward craftsmanship, ranging from large checkerboard floors to vintage car parts to displays of rare whiskeys.
For more information, go to: www.radiatordc.com