DC’s Next Presidential Themed Restaurant Is Called Declaration

The restaurateur behind Lincoln and Teddy & the Bully Bar brings another eatery to Shaw.

Declaration will open in Shaw come fall 2015. Photograph via Shutterstock.

In one of those “only in Washington” moments, a new restaurant called Declaration is bound for Shaw. The 50-seat eatery comes from restaurateur Alan G. Popovsky, who’s also behind presidentially-themed spots Lincoln and Teddy & the Bully Bar.

Though Popovsky initially planned for a JFK-inspired concept, Declaration fittingly follows a Founding Fathers theme. The space—a coincidental 1,776 square feet—will be outfitted with a “contemporary/colonial” look, and not-so-colonial pizza ovens for turning out pies named after famous signers of the Declaration of Independence. There’ll also be a small cocktail bar, and concise list of wines for accompanying the seasonal menu.

While an opening is slated for fall of this year, Popovsky is also looking in other historic markets like Boston or Philadelphia to debut another themed restaurant. We’re hoping Millard Fillmore’s Bar & Grille is up next.

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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.