A restaurant focusing on regional specialties of the United States, America Eats Tavern — launched seven years ago in the nation’s capital by Spanish-born celebrity chef José Andrés — opened Monday, June 4, in Georgetown.
Located in the Tysons Corner Ritz-Carlton for two years, until late 2016, the restaurant replaces neighborhood rib joint Old Glory at 3139 M St. NW. Chef Claudio Foschi, the man in charge in Tysons, will run the Georgetown America Eats. Barbecue has been added to the menu as a tip of the toque to its 26-year predecessor in the space.
The America Eats Tavern concept began in 2011 as a pop-up in the former Café Atlantico in Gallery Place.
When the move was announced last February, Andrés said: “We’re excited to bring America Eats Tavern back to the District, where it all began, especially to historic Georgetown where we’ve been wanting to open for a long time.” The restaurant is a partnership of Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup and Bechara Nammour’s Capital Restaurant Group.