There may be no better time to open a new restaurant than when patrons are most anxious to get out, have a new experience, and support their local hospitality industry. *Fingers crossed.*
That’s why we’re all excited for Gypsy Kitchen (1825 14th Street NW) — a new pan-Mediterranean style restaurant — to open its doors on 14th Street on Thursday night (August 27, 2020) in the old Masa 14 space. Patrons will have two floors to taste plates inspired by the flavors of Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco from Executive Chef Eric Milton.
Gypsy Kitchen’s decor also spotlights the Mediterranean details, taking diners — as well as their tastebuds — on an Aegean-adjacent journey. Vibrant tapestry rugs and tiling fill the space salted with a mix of high top, lounge, and traditional dinner tables. And the best part remains… that rooftop deck with its retractable awning and greenery-decked walls, open year-round.
Try the Tuna crudo; sample the Lamb moussake; but absolutely don’t miss out on the Crispy chicken briouat (phyllo-wrapped Turkish spiced chicken, oven-dried confit tomato jam… whaaat?!).
And while we’re delighted with the curated bar program which complements Milton’s food offerings, we have to call out Gypsy Kitchen’s menu of zero-proof cocktails. (This trend isn’t going away, folks, so thanks for embracing the savory side of sobriety!) The Near Necessities is the perfect late-summer/early-Fall option with its bergamot vanilla, lemon, and soda.
Gypsy Kitchen will be open from 4pm to 10pm, Monday through Wednesday; 4pm to 11pm on Thursday; 2pm to 11pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm to 10pm on Sunday. Weekend brunch launching soon!