“New Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, Smoke & Mirrors, officially opening its doors on Thursday, February 17th”


Impression Credit history: Ellis Adams Group

From a press launch:

“Smoke & Mirrors (867 New Jersey Avenue SE), a breathtaking new rooftop bar situated atop the approaching AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Property, owned and managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises, Whitman Peterson and Greystar Actual Estate Investments, is set to debut on Feb. 17, 2022, providing spectacular sky-large views of the nation’s capital stretching from the Capitol Developing to the National Cathedral, handcrafted cocktails, and an elevated dining experience from Executive Chef Raymond Melendez.

The indoor-outside rooftop bar and cafe, situated atop the 11-tale creating, offers sweeping birds-eye sights of Washington D.C. With unobstructed sights of the U.S. Capitol Creating and the bustling city down below, Smoke & Mirrors presents a person of the very best vantage points in the town finish with a vary of indoor seating solutions, and an expansive all-temperature patio featuring fireplace and fire pit heaters, a retractable rooftop cover, and contemporary lounge seating.


Image Credit: Ellis Adams Team

Central to equally the Capitol Hill and Navy Garden neighborhoods, Smoke & Mirrors provides a one of a kind cocktail expertise like no other. Glowing best-shelf liquor lockers improve colors when specialty spirits are accessed for a genuine theatrical expression. Built by Ellis Adams Team, the color palette is a distinction of black and white cerused wood with accents of smoked mirror and abundant blues encouraged by the United States Navy. The curated artwork explores the faces of D.C. and supplies abstract references to smoke & mirrors in a modern day and sculptural manner.

The rooftop bar & restaurant boasts an comprehensive cocktail menu with a concentrate on nearby spirits and an stylish giving of small bites to match. The craft cocktail menu, created by Location Director of F&B for Harmony Hospitality, Zach Wendel, is exclusive to Smoke & Mirrors and is not obtainable in other places in the hotel. On the menu, friends will discover updated typical shows like a Smoked Paloma, a Peats Boulevardier, G&T with Fever Tree Mediterranean, and the bar’s signature Smoke & Mirrors – a bold blend of Macallan 12, Benedictine, Dubonnet Rouge, and bitters. The staff has also taken a inventive strategy to non-alcoholic blends, giving a array of mocktails like the Vantage Point – a blend of blueberry, honey syrup, new lemon, and rosemary and Kiss and Inform – stirred with mango puree, honey, fresh lime, and ginger beer.

In addition, Chef Melendez has created an extraordinary menu that includes beautiful American fare that does not compromise on flavor or presentation. Day-to-day picks include things like a array of modest and medium plates that are entire of unexpected surprises. The Kale Caesar is studded with delicate pink peppercorn and aromatic black garlic Iberico ham is plated together with white cheddar, apple butter, and truffle essence and the Spicy Tuna is chopped and topped with avocado, caviar, wonton chips, and gold leaf. Much larger, shareable options contain a bacon-wrapped hen breast complemented by pesto bucatini and sunlight-dried tomato or what Chef Melendez proudly phone calls The A person – a 16-ounce Primary strip steak dotted with chimichurri, steak sauce, and demi-glace.

Neighbors and visitors will enjoy weekends at Smoke & Mirrors with additions to the menu for brunch that assortment from an Supreme French Toast topped with hazelnut product, strawberry Champagne compote, and whipped coconut and Chef’s European choose on a continental breakfast he phone calls The Present – a manchego and Iberico ham omelette, pulled brief rib, salsa blanca, salsa brava, smoked piperrada, bacon jam, and warm tots.

“Top notch vision – that is what Smoke & Mirrors involves. It’s about the top collaboration of craft cocktails and the art of very good eating,” stated Chef Melendez. “To be a representation of this one of a kind principle in its entirety is going to be an exhilarating encounter. 1 hell of a experience.”

Chef Melendez was released to the significance of sharing a scrumptious meal with spouse and children and friends at a really youthful age, and he has ongoing to have this basic philosophy with him through his celebrated vocation. With a lot more than 10 several years of multicultural experience in the culinary arts, he is keen to execute his distinctive eyesight at Smoke & Mirrors, bringing his enthusiasm for relatives, pals, and a great food to Capitol Hill.

Smoke & Mirrors also features a detailed venue area, which can accommodate up to 350 attendees. The area, suitable for weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, joyful hour activities, and more, evokes an stylish, nevertheless advanced atmosphere, creating it the fantastic placing for patrons to indulge in a unforgettable cocktail or to share a food.

Smoke & Mirrors is positioned at 867 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20001. The hrs of operation are 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 11:00 a.m. to midnight on weekends.”

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