RESTAURANTS, SPACES

The New J&G Steakhouse will Challenge the Traditional Steakhouse

Elemental Interiors are bringing a completely new idea to the J&G Steakhouse.
Elemental Interiors are bringing a completely new idea to the J&G Steakhouse.

Washington, DC (August 8, 2013) – Right now, the J&G Steakhouse is creating a more playful and energetic restaurant vibe with its renovation going on throughout the summer.

Inside the W Hotel Washington, DC, they are re-inventing the ‘urban steak restaurant environment,’ providing a differentiation between the traditional steakhouse. The most significant addition will be a new bar focusing on the martini-culture, signature dishes, and an expanded social experience.

Leading the charge of change is newly appointed General Manager, John Leinhardt. Joining the restaurant most recently from the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Leinhardt returns to familiar territory having once served at award winning 2941 Restaurant as well as The Inn at Little Washington.

The addition of a new upstairs bar called Bar 515, in reference to the restaurants address, will collaborate with the bar space downstairs, also currently undergoing an interior rejuvenation. The martini-focused cocktail menu, bar food menu, and shift in environment will allow both spaces to work in synergy: promoting a more social, energetic, and approachable experience.

Chef Philippe Reininger, who opened the restaurant for Jean-Georges Vongerichten in 2009, will offer some new items to the menu when the renovation is complete.

The design influence will be driven by New York based Elemental Interiors. The soaring space is being rethought with giant hanging lanterns, darker walls, more banquettes, and an abstract photo of the Capitol dome where fabric art once hung. Bar 515 will feature six stools and a communal high-top table on the ground floor. The restaurant’s 2 private dining rooms will also receive a refresh with additional amenities for private business meetings.

These amazing changes will be revealed sometime in September. We cannot wait!

The downstairs Bar 515 will also get a facelift.
The downstairs Bar 515 will also get a facelift.
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