Tico owner Michael Schlow is preparing to open his second D.C. restaurant: the Riggsby. Located in the Carlyle Hotel in Dupont Circle, the place will serve European-influenced American dishes with former J&G Steakhouse chef Philippe Reininger overseeing the kitchen.
The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch from its 75-seat dining room (with a private dining area for 10). A 40-seat bar and lounge area will supply classic cocktails, bar snacks, and wines by the glass. Daniel Lobsenz, formerly of Roofer’s Union and BLT Steak, will be the general manager.
The Riggsby gets its name from Riggs Place, the street that intersects the restaurant. Edit Lab at Streetsense will design the space, which will feature an open kitchen, wood tables, leather booths, brass finishes, and custom wallpaper incorporating artwork from Schlow’s wife and mixed media artist Adrienne Schlow.
The Post has more details about the restaurant-to-be here. The Riggsby is slated to open this summer.
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