Food

UPDATED: Many Dupont and Logan Circle Businesses Are Closed Due to Power Outages

Several restaurants are affected.
Restaurants in Dupont, including GBD (above), and in Logan Circle are temporarily closed. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

A number of businesses in the Dupont and Logan Circle areas are temporarily closed Tuesday afternoon due to power outages, including several restaurants.

At the time of publication, Pepco reports that 2,881 customers in the Dupont area are without power due to an underground cable fault. Eateries such as DGS Delicatessen and GBD are closed for lunch with hopes to reopen in time to prepare for dinner, while Mandu‘s 18th Street location has already announced plans to remain closed for the day. The outages are scattered—neighboring restaurants such as Iron Gate and Bub and Pop’s are open as usual.

Meanwhile a swath of businesses on 14th Street and around Logan Circle are waiting for power to return, including branches of Sweetgreen and Taylor Gourmet, Salt & Sundry, Pitango Gelato, Ted’s Bulletin, and Matchbox. The last two are offering limited services; Ted’s is serving its pop-tarts and pastries, while Matchbox is firing wood-oven pizzas.

Pepco estimates that the problems will be fixed by 5. We’ll update accordingly.

UPDATE (5:30)

Pepco has pushed back the restoration time to 7 or later. In addition to the restaurants below, the following will be closed for dinner:

El Centro

Masa 14

Doi Moi

Tabard Inn

Cafe Saint-Ex: cash-only bar, no food as of now.

Bar Pilar: closed, opening for drinks TBD.

UPDATE (4:20 PM)

Restaurants along 17th Street, Northwest are still reporting closures due to the continued outage, including:

Sushi Taro: closed for the day.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: reopening TBD.

Duke’s Grocery: closed for the day.

*Note neighbors Komi and Little Serow are currently closed for the holidays.

Several restaurants along Connecticut Avenue below Dupont Circle are still without power and have announced plans to close for dinner, including: DGS, The Gryphon, and STK. GBD remains closed, but may reopen.

Several upper-14th Street restaurants are also still without power, including:

Matchbox: open for pizzas, cash only.

Ted’s Bulletin: bar open, cash only.

Masa 14: closed, opening TBD.

El Centro: closed, opening TBD.

Taylor Gourmet: closed, opening TBD.

Amsterdam Falafel: closed, opening TBD.

Cork/Cork Market: restaurant closed, opening TBD, market is cash-only.

Doi Moi: closed, opening TBD.

Closures (as of 1 PM):

Amsterdam Falafel 14th Street: temporarily closed.

DGS Delicatessen: closed for lunch.

Hank’s Oyster Bar (Dupont Circle location): closed for lunch.

GBD: closed for lunch.

Matchbox 14th Street: partially closed. Serving wood-fired pizzas, cash-only.

Mandu 18th Street: closed for lunch and dinner.

Pitango Gelato: temporarily closed.

Salt & Sundry Logan Circle: temporarily closed.

Sweet Green Logan Circle: closed until 4.

Taylor Gourmet 14th Street: temporarily closed.

Ted’s Bulletin 14th Street: closed for regular service, serving pop-tarts and pastries only.

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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.