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Iron Chef star and Philadelphia-based restaurateur Jose Garces will join the legions of celebrity chefs flocking to D.C. to open restaurants. Garces plans to open an Argentinian steakhouse in the Loews Madison Hotel at 1177 15th St. NW in early 2014. The restaurant will replace The Federalist, which will close this Sunday.
Garces also owns 15 other restaurants in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Palm Springs, Scotsdale, and Chicago. He won a James Beard Award in 2009 for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.
Details about the D.C. restaurant are scarce at this point. Stay tuned.