Tag Archives: mythology h street

Menu for Brunch at Mythology

7 Oct
Exterior of Mythology and Lore on H Street

Exterior of Mythology and Lore on H Street

Mythology (816 H Street, NE) recently opened on H Street and last weekend began brunch service on Saturday (12-3pm) and Sunday (11:30 am-4pm).  They hope to expand brunch to Thursday and Friday in the future.  Below you will find a copy of their brunch menu.  You can read District Cuisine’s earlier review of Mythology here.

mythologybrunch1

mythologybrunch2

mythologybrunch3

mythologybrunch4

*Restaurant photo courtesy of Jim Folliard

Advertisements

Mythology Impresses With Debut on H Street

29 Sep
Interior of Mythology and Lore on H Street

Interior of Mythology and Lore on H Street

Mythology and Lore Lounge (816 H Street, NE) had been underdevelopment for quite some time and recently opened up for service on H Street after a complete renovation and rebuild of the space that had previously occupied the location (view menu here).  Mythology is being headed up by Chef Joseph Harran, (previously at Vidalia and Woodward Table) and General Manager Mark Medley, (previously at The Atlas Room) and owner Todd Luongo.  The first floor (open now) features fine dining for dinner and brunch soon; the second floor (coming soon) will be an upscale lounge with a separate menu and comfortable seating (like an upscale hotel lounge); the third floor will be a bar that is part indoor and part outdoor; and the fourth floor patio deck will be reserved for private events.  The goal for the second floor lounge is to create a space where people can comfortably sit, relax, and enjoy nice cocktails, beers, and wines without being too crowded.  The third floor will be more casual (same menu as lounge) and will have TVs for watching sports.  The menus (for upstairs and downstairs) will rotate frequently based upon what is in season at the time.

Exterior of Mythology and Lore Lounge

Exterior of Mythology and Lore Lounge

Mythology aims to become a destination dining spot but also wants to be a spot for neighborhood regulars.  Both the chef and GM live near H Street, so the community is very important for them.  District Cuisine asked why Mythology chose the middle part of H Street, which currently does not have many restaurant options, versus the better established eastern and western ends of the Corridor.  As the middle part of the Corridor develops, Mythology hopes to be a cornerstone of that development and to help spur more development.

Rock The Fish at Mythology

Rock The Fish at Mythology

District Cuisine stopped by for dinner during the first week of service and was impressed.  We started with the feta fries (there are 12 different fry options ranging from sushi fries to bulgogi fries) that were well seasoned with a generous amount of feta.  In addition to a menu of craft cocktails, Mythology offers a lengthy list of beer and wine.  For main courses, we moved on to “Rock the Fish Please” and “But I’m a Vegetarian.”  The rockfish was expertly seared and served over a combination of smokey bacon, crab meat, and fresh corn for a welcome end of summer taste.  The creative vegetarian dish featured a chickpea ragout as well as eggplant and a lemon yogurt sauce. Continue reading

Signage Up for Mythology and Lore Lounge on H Street

11 May
Exterior at Mythology on H Street

Exterior at Mythology on H Street

Serious renovations have taken place at the future space of Mythology and Lore Lounge at 816 H Street.  The spot, previously occupied by Fever Nightclub and HR 57, has undergone a complete transformation over the past several months, including a major deck build out on the roof.  While we are told that the restaurant is several months away from opening, signage went up earlier this week.  You can get more details on the restaurant from H Street Great Street and Washington Business Journal.  More details on the projected opening as we get them.

mythology1

mythology3

*Top two photos courtesy of Mythology team

H Street’s Horizon: What’s Coming Soon (Spring, 2013)

3 Apr

At the beginning of the year we took a look at what new bars and restaurants were planned for H Street in the coming year.  Now that a quarter of 2013 has gone by, we wanted to provide an update on new openings, newly announced concepts, and progress towards opening.  For each of these categories we list the establishments in order of going west-east down H Street.  If we’ve missed a place, please let us know in the comment section.

Opened this Winter

  • Batter Bowl Bakery (401 H Street)–delicious new bakery from the owners of Ethiopic (next door) that is open all day and serves a variety of baked goods, sandwiches, and salads (see menu here).
  • Hikari Sushi and Sake (644 H Street)–new sushi restaurant with two floors and extensive bar.  See our initial review here.
  • Thaaja Indian Food Bar (NoMa region, 1335 2nd Street, NE)–features customizable Indian food in a format similar to Chipotle.  See our opening night review here. Continue reading

2013: The Year Ahead for H Street’s Dining Scene

26 Dec

2012 was a very exciting year for H Street that witnessed a ton of new restaurants and bars opening.  2013 promises to be another exciting year for the neighborhood with many more openings on tap.  Here’s our rundown of places slated to open in the new year and some of the important questions for the H Street region as we enter 2013.  Thanks to our friends at Frozen Tropics and H Street Great Street who broke much of the news on the future openings earlier in the year.  Did we miss a planned opening?  Please let us know in the comment section.

Likely Openings in the New Year (listed in order of going west-east down H Street)

  • Batter Bowl Bakery (401 H Street)–bakery from the owners of Ethiopic, featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as baked goods, likely opening in January (h/t Frozen Tropics)
  • Hikari Sushi and Sake (644 H Street)–sushi restaurant from the owners of Matsutake Sushi restaurants in Northern Virginia, we’ve heard that it could open in the next few weeks
  • PoBoy Jim’s (709 H Street)–poboys and other cajun food with bar and patio in the back, owners have experienced a few construction surprises but should be opening early in the new year (see our preview here)
  • Ben’s Chili Bowl (10th and H Street)–restaurant from the popular U Street restaurant, will be two levels and feature a bar as well
  • Mythology (1005 H Street)–steak and seafood as well as brunch from current general manager of the popular Atlas Room, will also have extensive craft beer and wine selections (h/t H Street Great Street) Continue reading