Downtown Stunner: La Grande Boucherie

It was quite the restaurant opening party of 400 attendees last week at the corner of 14th and G Street NW in an old bank building that was shuttered for decades. La Grande Boucherie at 699 14th St. NW occupies this landmark a little more than a block from the White House. 

Erik Stefkov and his New York-based hospitality group, The Group, have opened a sixth Boucherie restaurant — which makes foodies definitely smile and gives renewed hope for a downtown D.C. comeback. It seats 500 in a 14,000-square-foot space.

“The restaurant is built in elegant and ornamental Art Nouveau style, evoking the sense of optimism from the turn of the 20th century,” according to the company. “The brasserie’s menu features both classic and modern French dishes, with focus on the meat program, raw bar and extravagant large-format meats, ideal for sharing and celebrating. Mahogany wood and glass partitions divide the gargantuan space to create intimate dining experiences. These pieces are adorned in gilded accents and uniquely curved arches inspired by the 20th-century Art Nouveau movement of Paris. The main dining room highlights a massive curved bar with a metal top imported from Paris, a signature piece of Boucherie.”

Photo by Bill Starrels.

Photo by Bill Starrels.

Photo by Bill Starrels.

La Grande Boucherie at the corner of 14th and G Street NW. Photo by Bill Starrels.


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