Arlington’s Tallula and EatBar Will Close

But look out for a new restaurant from Neighborhood Restaurant Group soon.

Tallula and EatBar will close after ten years. Photograph by Scott Suchman

It’s time to say farewell to Arlington’s Tallula and EatBar. After a ten-year run, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group announced plans to close the modern American restaurant and adjoining watering hole on October 26, due to an inability to reach an amenable lease renewal with their landlord.

The silver lining: NRG principal Michael Babin plans to open another restaurant with current chef Rob Rubba. Though a permanent location has yet to be determined, a release from the group says that the eatery “will feature a globally influenced menu” and a “formidable beverage program.”

The Neighborhood Restaurant Group has expanded significantly in Washington, with three locations of Red Apron Butchery, big 2013 debuts of Iron Gate and Bluejacket, among others, and the opening of B Side in the Mosaic District just last weekend. Stay tuned for more.

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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.