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You won’t be able to watch the U.S. women’s soccer team take on England at the District’s British brasserie tomorrow. Scott’s DC has closed after less than eight months in business. (It opened on Nov. 15, 2018.) A former employee tells City Paper the restaurant’s last day was Tuesday. A second source confirms the restaurant is closed. You can no longer make reservations for dinner through OpenTable or on the restaurant’s website.
Restaurateur Simon Lowe, who hails from from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, does not deny the closure, telling City Paper “we are working through all options.”
The former employee City Paper spoke with believes there was a plan in place to try and reopen the restaurant in the fall, possibly with a new name and a tweaked concept.
Scott’s DC earned 1.5 stars from Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, who wrote of the restaurant: “Oh, the Scotch egg is nice, the fish and chips are fine, and the sundae with candied almonds turns adults into kids. But other dishes do the work of Ambien and put me to sleep.”
Will Artley was the opening chef.
Scott’s also had a members-only club for Scotch fans. Washingtonian reported that club would require annual dues between $295 and $495. The main draw was pours of bottles from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Fear not, whiskey fans: Jack Rose Dining Saloon has them too.
Scott’s DC, 927 F St. NW; (202) 628-7000; scottsrestaurants.com