Food

Details on Orange Anchor, Headed to the Georgetown Waterfront

A nautically themed eatery with dockside service.
Orange Anchor, a new nautically-themed restaurant, will open on the Georgetown Waterfront in August. Photograph via Orange Anchor’s Facebook.

Plenty is happening on the Georgetown waterfront these days, between Fiola Mare drawing celebs such as Michelle Obama and Bangkok Joe’s transitioning to the French/Southeast Asian Mama Rouge. Next up: Orange Anchor, a waterfront restaurant from Reese Gardner, who’s also behind Dupont’s Irish Whiskey and Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington. The nautically themed eatery will open in the former Cabanas space come August.

Chef Allan Javery, also behind Copperwood’s menu, plans for a beachy lineup with dishes like duck-confit corn dogs, lobster and shrimp-salad rolls, swordfish steaks topped with tomato-olive relish, and rum cake. The kitchen plans to take a local-when-possible approach, sourcing items within a three-hour drive from DC. On the drinking side, look for a rum-heavy bar menu with 40 varieties of the spirit.

The eatery’s debut brings good news for Potomac River boaters. Gardner plans for dockside delivery to vessels tied up to Washington Harbour’s boardwalk. Stay tuned for more details closer to the opening.

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Anna Spiegel
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.