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Friday, January 30, 2015

Addis Ethiopian Restaurant Now Open at 707 H Street

ethiopian food by aaaaavry
ethiopian food, a photo by aaaaavry on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons License
District Cuisine posted something January 19th announcing that Addis would open within a week or so and it happened last night. Late last week I was able to briefly chat with the owner who told me that they will immediately (soft) open with lunch and dinner service seven days a week. Addis does not currently have a liquor license, but the owner told me he intended obtain some sort of license that would allow Addis to serve beer and wine in the near future. Addis will have 59 seats with a total occupancy of 65. They will be child friendly, with highchairs available. They do plan to offer some sort of children's menu during certain times/days, but it seems like they are still trying to work that out. They do not anticipate offering any sort of entertainment in the near future. 707 H Street has been many things in recent years including J & V Pawn, and more recently the clothing stores Unik Style and Casual Corner. Back in 2011 someone also tried to open a place called Xclusive at 707 H.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

hopefully this will be less expensive, and less lazy than the service at ethiopic

Anonymous said...

Ethiopic has incredible food and I've never had a problem with the service. It, is however, very pricey-- the sticker shock at that joint keeps me from going very often. I'd love for this new place to be more like Zenebech.

Anonymous said...

Zenebech has way better food. atmosphere is crap though..

Chris said...

I don't find Ethiopic to be that expensive at all. Certainly it's more expensive than most other Ethiopian places in town; but it's also way better. Compared to other restaurants of comparable quality in DC, the prices at Ethiopic are fine. I'd spend a lot more at Rasika or Vidalia than I would at Ethiopic.

MJ said...

Back in the day it was the home of Snyder's In-Step Shoes. In the mid-to-late 80s the owner got Run DMC and the Beastie Boys to do a signing appearance on H street.

Anonymous said...

Why can't we get a damn Thai restaurant in this neighborhood?

inked said...

2:26,
IMM Thai is coming to 1360 H Street.

inked said...

MJ,
Cool story.

inked said...

I have always enjoyed my meals at Ethiopic and never had a problem with the service. Their prices are a bit higher than many other area Ethiopian restaurants, but you get a lot of food and that food is always really great. It also offers a different atmosphere than most of the other Ethiopian restaurants.

I am, however, also really looking forward to dining at Addis.

Annoyingmous said...

I'm so glad that Inked posted a link to the old discussion about Xclusive. The apocalyptic tone of that discussion seems kinda goofy now.