The Heights to Close for a Total Makeover

The Columbia Heights restaurant is offering steep discounts in the meantime.

You have until the 27th to visit the Heights in its current iteration. Photograph by Flickr user Elvert Barnes.

EatWell DC, the restaurant group behind spots like the Pig and Logan Tavern,
announced that it will temporarily close the Heights.
The Columbia Heights eatery will close after Sunday, October 27, and undergo a five-day
makeover before reopening with a new look and chef.

Recently hired toque
Kerry Tate, formerly of Slate Wine Bar,
will lead the kitchen with a focus on local dishes and ingredients sourced from the
restaurant group’s farm in La Plata, Maryland. New dishes include maple-brined pork
tenderloin with cider-Dijon pan sauce and fried oysters with jicama kimchee. The beverage
program is also due for changes, with “unique beers” and “handmade cocktails” (robot
bartenders need not apply). In advance of the closure, the restaurant is throwing
a sale on the 27th with 50 percent discounts on all food and drinks. Also look for
all-night happy hour in the lounge on the reopening date, slated for November 1, and
a garden party with half-price beer that weekend.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.