José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern opened in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2011, and closed down exactly one year later. A collaboration with the National Archives, it was meant to explore the history of American cuisine, and proved to be an exceedingly popular destination. Even though it’s been dormant for a year, the chef announced today via press release that the tavern is returning, and has found a new home.
The new restaurant, which will be operated under the chef’s ThinkFoodGroup, will be opening in early November inside The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the Tysons Corner Center, located just outside the city in McLean, Va.
"While the concept will have touches similar to our original location, this restaurant, which will be run and operated by TFG, promises to be a unique place, with high energy, playful atmosphere, and delectable American dishes," the chef said in a release. The restaurant will "offer a new take on American classics and celebrant the delectable array of native ingredients and some of the country’s long-forgotten dishes," it continued.
Andrés has made D.C. his restaurant playground, and now one of his most popular restaurants looks like it has found a new permanent home.