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Sol Mexican Grill to Have Sidewalk Margarita Zone for H Street Festival

18 Sep
Margarita with Chips and Salsa at Sol Mexican Grill

Margarita with Chips and Salsa at Sol Mexican Grill

Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street) will have a sidewalk Margarita zone in front of its restaurant for H Street Festival this Saturday (September 19th).  They will be serving food on the first floor of their building and then having a DJ on the second floor.

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H Street’s Horizon: What’s Coming Soon (Winter 2014)

22 Jan

Back in the spring, we looked at the new restaurants and bars that were coming to H Street.  Now that several months have gone by, we wanted to take a look at what restaurants have opened, what ones have made construction progress, and what new restaurant concepts have been announced recently.  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 Summer and Fall

  • Heaven & H (701 H Street)–new deli in former Grace Deli location that honors the memory of the owner of Grace Deli (June Lim) who was murdered in 2012, deli underwent some renovations and is now open but appears that renovations may be ongoing, more details from Washington City Paper
  • Chupacabra (822 H Street)–taco restaurant that previously was a food truck, operates right off of H Street but has added a covered patio that links it to H Street in the last several months that should be quite popular when it is warmer
  • Vendetta (1210 H Street)–Italian restaurant and bocce bar by Joe Englert, you can read our early review here
  • Da Luft (1242 H Street)–initially billed as a “seafood restaurant,” now appears to be more of a club with three levels and a rooftop patio
  • Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street)–two level Mexican restaurant with fast casual service downstairs and full service restaurant, bar, and patio upstairs, you can read our early review here
  • RedRocks (1348 H Street)–full service pizza and Italian restaurant with extensive bar and retractable roof patio, three other DC area locations
  • Manny and Olga’s (1409 H Street)–D.C. pizza chain offers delivery
  • The Elroy (1423 H Street)–a bar concept on the eastern end of H Street, more from Washington City Paper Continue reading

Sol Mexican Grill Set to Open Second Floor Tomorrow (July 12th)

12 Jul

Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street, NE) is set to open its long awaited second floor tomorrow and will celebrate with a grand opening party including a mariachi band.  The downstairs section of the restaurant opened in April (you can see our coverage here), but the upstairs section and bar was held up for several months due to permitting delays with the D.C. government.  After finally navigating through the District’s regulatory maze successfully, the owners are very excited to debut the upstairs section.

Upstairs Bar at Sol Mexican Grill

Upstairs Bar at Sol Mexican Grill

The upstairs section features a seating area overlooking H Street, a bar, and then an outdoor patio with several tables.  While the downstairs section has a menu that is more fast casual style like Chipotle, the upstairs section has full table service throughout.  You can check out the complete menu here.

Patio at Sol Mexican Grill

Patio at Sol Mexican Grill

The upstairs section is open for dinner and late night service starting at 5pm (the downstairs section is also open for lunch) and going until 2am on the weekends.  The kitchen will remain open until 11pm on the weekends. Continue reading

Upstairs Menu at Sol Mexican Grill

12 Jul
Appetizers at Sol Mexican Grill

Appetizers at Sol Mexican Grill

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Sol Mexican Grill Officially Open on H Street

14 Apr

Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street, NE) officially opened on Friday for lunch, dinner, and late night service (open at 11am everyday until 9pm during the week and 3:30am on the weekend).

Chorizo and al Pastor Tacos at Sol Mexican Grill

Chorizo and al Pastor Tacos at Sol Mexican Grill

Currently only the first level is open until they open their second floor and patio in a few weeks.  When they open the upstairs section, it will feature a more expansive menu and table service.

Sol Mexican Grill Open

We stopped by on Saturday to enjoy our first lunch.  We tried several of the tacos and were very impressed.  The chorizo and al pastor tacos reminded us of the authentic tacos that we used to enjoy out in L.A. and were quite delicious.  We also recommend the fish tacos as well.  Even though it was 1:30pm, Sol was doing a steady lunch business on its second day.  We look forward to many more trips in the future.

 

Sol Mexican Grill Postpones Opening Until April 12th

4 Apr

We were told earlier today that Sol Mexican Grill needs to make a few minor adjustments before passing final inspection and will not open this weekend as previously planned.  Instead, they plan to open next Friday, April 12th.  In the meantime, you can check out our preview here and their menu here.

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