Restaurant: 1310 Kitchen & Bar

[I should note that I have previously written about restaurants that are owned and operated by women:

  • I Ricchi – Christine Ricchi, owner/chef – This is the restaurant at which I have the most meals in any given year
  • ris – Ris Lacoste, owner/chef]

1310 Kitchen & Bar and DeCarlo’s represent the new and the not so new with both comfort and good food in common.

Remember the Daily Grill? (WW Aug 2005) Its Georgetown location closed sometime last year and 1310 Kitchen & Bar opened in its space on the main floor of the Georgetown Inn.

The executive chef and operator is Jenn Crovato. Crovato has a long successful culinary career in D.C., including time at Galileo, Susan Gage Catering, as a personal chef and doing independent catering. She also trained in Italy.

The restaurant is open in the midst of a renovation that is almost complete. As you may recall, the Daily Grill was old and dark from the wood to the lighting. 1310 is just the opposite. It is bright and fresh and decorated in white.

The restaurant seats up 160 people including the bar area. Much of the regular dining areas are two and four-person booths and 4 top and 6 top tables. There is an area that can easily accommodate standup receptions of a hundred or more.

The bar area has been enlarged and seats up to 45 people. Eventually it will be all high seats and table tops in addition to the bar itself. One can also eat in this area.

The menu has 7 starters, 5 soup and salad choices, 4 side dishes, 11 entrees and 4 desserts. There are ample vegetarian options.

Tom had recently been there for lunch and suggested that he and Virginia and Debbie and I have dinner.

After we sat down and ordered libations, Tom ordered a Cheese Board which included quince paste, honey, apricot, toast robiola, mimolette, butterkase, drunken goat and petit basque.

After we finished the cheese board, we were served large fresh buns, sprinkled with salt with butter on the side.

Tom and Debbie tried five different wines between them.

Virginia ordered a bowl of Moroccan Butternut Squash Soup and a Kale, Quinoa & Brussel Sprout Salad.

Debbie did not order a starter but ordered Roasted Peruvian Chicken Thighs as her entrée.

Tom ordered Tuna Tartare and Grilled Meatcrafters Bratwurst.

I started with a cup of Corn & Crab Soup and had Jenn’s Chicken Pot Pie as my entree.

We also had a number of sides – Fried Artichoke Hearts, Grilled Calamari, Sautéed Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Caulilini and French Fries.

For dessert, Virginia ordered Salted Caramel and Chocolate Ice cream. I opted for a Warm Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream. We also received two plates of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

Our server Dennis was excellent, well informed and very attentive.

We all look forward to future meals.
The restrooms are in the lobby of the hotel and unless something has changed dramatically in the last number of years, they are more than adequate.

There is valet parking at the entrance to the hotel and 2 hour validated parking with dinner.

The restaurant is open the following hours:

Monday-Friday starts at 6:30 a.m.

Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – Saturday

It is closed for dinner on Sunday & Monday nights

1310 Kitchen & Bar
1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Located in the Georgetown Inn