Chef José Andrés' new McLean, Virginia restaurant, called America Eats Tavern, is slated to open next week in the space that formerly housed Michel by Michel Richard. Eater DC takes a look inside the bright restaurant which is located inside the Ritz-Carlton. The restaurant was originally a year long pop-up in the former minibar space in DC. The decor is very patriotic: "We the People" is scrawled in large constitutional-style letters on the wall above the open kitchen, there's a flag pattern on parts of the ceiling, and the logo on restaurant's entrance is reminiscent of a flag. Chef Nate Waugaman will head up the kitchen which, according to the restaurant's website, will serve up a "new take on American classics" and will celebrate "native ingredients and some long forgotten dishes." Perhaps it's all in celebration of his recently minted status as an American citizen?
by Khushbu Shah