Dining News: Capital Dime to Replace L Wine Lounge, Open This Month
June 13, 2013
Sactown Mag's Rob Turner has the scoop on Capital Dime, the new restaurant at 1801 L Street, which will replace L Wine Lounge.
It’s been two years since L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen at 1801 L Street closed, but the empty bi-level space will be reborn within two weeks as Capital Dime, a new restaurant and bar owned by Noah Zonca, previously the longtime chef at Randall Selland’s highly regarded restaurant, The Kitchen, and Rick Lobley, co-founder of local clubs and restaurants like Ink and Empire.
The name of the new eatery—which implies the number 10—hints at its price point and ambition, according to Lobley, who says most dishes will be around $10, and he’s aiming for food, service and atmosphere that are “a perfect 10” in quality.
Read the entire story in Sactown Mag.
I stopped by there last month, and back then, their goal was to open the first half of June. I suspect that target has slipped. I'll keep an eye out for more info. (Note: Photo was taken 5/25/2013.)
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