Newsom: Bringing Global Cuisine and a Cool Hangout to H Street

18 Sep

We stopped by Newsom (1110 H Street, NE) during H Street Festival on Saturday and got a chance to talk with the owner of the restaurant which hopes to open within the next three weeks.  The restaurant will open up in the newly renovated Hubert Newsom building (which apparently has its origins in the 1890s), will serve a menu featuring “global cuisine,” and will be open for dinner and then brunch on the weekend.

Second Floor of Newsom (the window in the back left is the enclosed karaoke booth)

The owner told us that the food will draw inspiration from a variety of cuisines.  The preview menu during H Street Festival included jerk skewered quail (we didn’t personally try it but heard that it was quite tasty), steak and cheese spring rolls (we tried and enjoyed), pickled shrimp, edamame hummus, and crispy shishito peppers.

First Floor of Newsom

Newsom will have a variety of different cocktails and will also have sangria on tap according to the owner.  The drinks debuted during H Street Festival included Icy Ting (vodka, grapefruit, lavender bitters, lemon, and aloe), New Kid on the Block (bourbon, roselle syrup, condensed milk, and fruit), and the H Street Gold (bourbon, white wine, and fruit).

Window on Second Floor of Newsom Overlooking H Street

Despite the building’s history, Newsom has been redesigned with a very modern look.  Both floors of the restaurant feature a bar and table seating.  The wall on the right side of the first floor has a giant chalkboard that displays the menu and the specialty cocktails.  Upstairs has a giant window overlooking H Street and an enclosed karaoke booth located by the staircase.

Tables on the Second Floor of Newsom

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3 Responses to “Newsom: Bringing Global Cuisine and a Cool Hangout to H Street”

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  1. 2013: The Year Ahead for H Street’s Dining Scene « District Cuisine - December 26, 2012

    […] Newsom (1110 H Street)–will feature global cuisine and have two stories complete with bars and a karaoke booth, while the restaurant served food at H Street Festival in the fall and appears ready to open, we haven’t seen activity recently (see our preview here) […]

  2. H Street’s Horizon: What’s Coming Soon (Spring, 2013) | District Cuisine - April 3, 2013

    […] global cuisine and have two stories complete with bars and a karaoke booth (see our preview here).  Over the winter there appear to have been repairs to the floor inside, and restaurant still […]

  3. H Street’s Horizon: What’s Coming Soon (Winter 2014) | District Cuisine - January 22, 2014

    […] global cuisine and have two stories complete with bars and a karaoke booth (see our preview here).  This restaurant has looked like it is ready to open for over a year and a half at this point. […]

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