1905 Bistro & Bar Returns Next Week

A renovated kitchen means new dishes for the Shaw restaurant.
Shaw's 1905 Bistro & Bar reopens next week. Photograph via Facebook.

Anyone who’s missed 1905 Bistro & Bar since it closed before the holidays can get their fix next week. The cozy Shaw restaurant, which has undergone renovations, officially reopens on Tuesday, February 17, and will also serve a special Valentine’s meal on Saturday, February 14.

The look of the eatery is mostly the same; the biggest updates happened in the kitchen. Chef Joel Hatton plans to serve a new menu to fit the season and his revamped space, with Southern-inspired dishes such as local mushroom toast, cornmeal-fried catfish with black-eyed peas, and a grilled pork chop over buttered cabbage with johnnycake. The V-Day menu is a three-course prix-fixe ($45 per person), with fancy-ish options like chestnut-foie gras soup, a duck breast for two, and a warm chocolate brownie.

Two old favorites we’re looking forward to revisiting: Tuesday night brunch with bottomless mimosas (which will be held after reopening day), and one of the best roof deck bars in the neighborhood. Welcome back.

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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.