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One of the country’s most acclaimed drinking destinations will soon open its second concept, The Imperial, in Washington, DC’s south Adams Morgan neighborhood in early 2019.
Spanning three floors at the prime corner of 18th Street and Florida Avenue, the 5500-plus square feet will be equal parts restaurant and bar: a bright, light-filled dining room and bar on the main floor, a basement cocktail den which will house award-winning bar Dram & Grain, moving from its current space within Jack Rose, and a two-tiered open-air rooftop bar.
The ground floor will feature a 40-seat dining room and 10-seat main bar to the left of the entrance, and then a smaller 8-seat cold bar located down a few steps to the right.
The Imperial will also become a welcome new destination for daytime dining in Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle, serving lunch and eventually, brunch. Lunch will offer a small casual afternoon menu, available for dine-in at the Cold Counter or on the rooftop, or to-go. The Imperial will also serve coffee and offer wifi for neighborhood teleworkers. Weekend brunch will follow shortly after opening.
A 1000-bottle glass “Showquarium” wine cellar will be a visual draw, showcasing still and sparkling wines, ports, madeiras, sherries and more, as guests descend from the dining room.
The Imperial. 2001 18th Street, NW. Washington, DC 20009.
For more information, please follow The Imperial on Instagram (@theimperialdc).