Just a block from the Clarendon metro station, Bar Ivy (3033 Wilson Boulevard), a pescatarian’s dream eatery from DC-based Blagden Hospitality Group (BHG), opened last month.
Shining a spotlight on seafood and vegetables on its menu — though meat options are available — with a laid-back West Coast atmosphere, guests are already loving Bar Ivy’s alluring indoor/outdoor vibe.
Floor-to-ceiling glass accordion doors fully open to showcase the airy interior, but Bar Ivy is becoming known for one of the largest patios in the neighborhood, where diners enjoy smalls (shareable plates) like the Torched Mackerel with eggplant XO or the Spiceberry Braised Octopus with burnt orange, spring onions, and potatoes.
Standout entrées include Bary Ivy’s Petite Amish Hen with milk & sassafras-braised white asparagus, sunchokes, and foie jus; and a Lamb two-ways with loin & belly skordalia, sumac fiddleheads, and honey jus. Sweet endings and cocktails also aren’t to be missed.
A kiosk also stands at the corner of the site (facing the nearby Metro entrance), with sidewalk-facing coffee service all day for walk-up patrons and a small outdoor bar facing the patio.
Bar Ivy is the latest restaurant and bar concept from BHG, which also owns and operates Tiger Fork, Calico, Fainting Goat, Hi-Lawn, and Hei Hei Tiger. Bar Ivy is currently open for dinner service Wed – Thurs 5 om – 11 pm and Fri – Saturday 5 pm – 12 am. The Coffee Kiosk is available Wed – Sat 8AM-3PM.
*All images courtesy Bar Ivy