Popular 14th Street restaurant group signs on to The Wharf

WASHINGTON — Southwest D.C.’s massive mixed-use waterfront development The Wharf is still more than a year away from Phase 1 opening, but restaurants are lining up.

The latest to sign on is Social Restaurant Group, which runs Provision No. 14 and The Prospect in the 14th and U Street corridor, and Bonfire, in Dupont Circle, will open a 9,800-square-foot French-Mediterranean restaurant called La Vie.

The restaurant will also include an 1,100-square-foot waterfront terrace, and access to a 5,000-square foot rooftop terrace for private events.

Also just announced: Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits will expand from its current Union Market location to a 525-square-foot spot at The Wharf. They feature products from independent importers and boutique distributors.

And District Hardware and Bike, in Foggy Bottom, will open a second bike location at The Wharf that will include a cafe and coffee bar.

Other tenants at The Wharf announced so far:

  • Del Mar, a two-level waterfront Spanish and seafood restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Fabio Trabocchi.
  • Requin, a Mediterranean restaurant from chefs Mike Isabella and Jennifer Carrol.
  • Hank’s on the Water, from Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Chef Jamie Leeds.
  • Potomac Distilling Company, a rum distillery and two-story tavern.
  • Rappahannock Oyster Bar, in an historic oyster shed at the Municipal Fish Market.
  • Kirwan’s, an Irish Pub on the waterfront.
  • Cantina Marina, a bar and live music venue.
  • Taylor Gourmet.
  • Dolcezza Gelato.

And no new D.C. development worth its weight is without a CVS. The drugstore chain will open a 9,000-square-foot store in The Wharf’s Phase 1.

The $1.7 billion Phase 1 along the Southwest Waterfront is expected to open in the fall of 2017.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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