City Paper is not for tourists
The Commodore Public House & Kitchen will serve its last “Schlogan burger” this Saturday. Partners Travis Weiss and Brian Westlye say they are closing their Logan Circle restaurant because they couldn’t come to a lease extension agreement with their landlord. They provided City Paper with the following notice:
To all of our staff, regulars, and irregulars, It is with great sadness that we send this note out to everyone. Unfortunately, we were not able to come to a lease extension agreement with our landlord and we have to hang up the old Diver helmet. These past 3 plus years have been so amazing. The way the neighborhood received us has far exceeded our expectations and we are forever grateful. We’ve had baby showers, engagements, thousands of Tinder dates and even a visit from Lord Stanley. To say that we couldn’t have done it without you is an understatement. We will forever be indebted to you and only hope that the relationships we’ve created here will continue on. That being said, Saturday November 30th, 2019 will be our Last Call here at the Commodore. It’s going to be a day of mixed emotions, but let’s make it a day that will live on in infamy. Hope to see you all soon, Wes, Travis, [general Manager] Rob [Van de Graaf], & crew
They vow that they are actively searching for a new home for the restaurant specializing in American comfort food including burgers, poutine, and fried chicken. “We promise you, The Commodore will be resurrected,” Weiss says. He also notes that they are working on an array of specials to mark their closure, and they’re even having t-shirts made for friends and regulars.
In the meantime, fans of The Commodore can visit sister restaurants Rebellion in Adams Morgan and Rebellion on The Pike in Arlington. In recent years, the restaurant group has also spread its wings to Wilmington, North Carolina where it operates another outpost of Rebellion, plus Crust Kitchen and Cocktails.
Before The Commodore opened in April 2016, the building housed another neighborhood go-to, Veranda.
1110 P St. NW, (202) 234-6870; commodoredc.com