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Catalyzed by the opening of Audi Field earlier this year, Buzzard Point is teed up to become D.C.’s next destination waterfront neighborhood. The area is southwest of Nationals Park on the peninsula of land where the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers meet.
The first restaurant bound for Buzzard Point comes from the team behind Tony & Joe’s Seafood in Georgetown and Ivy City Smokehouse Tavern in Ivy City. The team includes octogenarian restaurateur Tony Cibel, his nephew Greg Casten, and developer Herb Miller of Western Development Corporation.
Western, Akridge, and other development partners are transforming the former home of the U.S. Coast Guard into a mixed retail and residential project.
The seafood restaurant isn’t expected to open for two years, but if all goes well, Ron Goodman and David Stein, who have been cooking at Tony & Joe’s and Ivy City Smokehouse, will be the two-chef team. Casten says the roughly 12,800 square foot space is large enough to accommodate large private parties and will have multiple patios.
“Other than Georgetown, Washington Harbor, we think this is the best situated view on the Potomac or the Anacostia River and we believe that the results of the Anacostia River cleanup are going to be appreciated by D.C. folks,” Casten says.