‘Little Black Bird’ Wine Bar to Replace Original Bindaas in Cleveland Park

Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group says it’s time for a change, and is replacing DC’s original Bindaas in Cleveland Park with a wine bar called Little Black Bird (3309 Connecticut Avenue, 20008) next month.

The 30-seat dining room — and eight-seat bar —  will feature about 100 wines by the bottle and 12 by the glass as well as craft cocktails and a menu by Executive Chef Ryan Moore, who helms the kitchen at popular Sababa.

“Our goal for the wine program is that it must pair well with the broad spectrum of dishes that the chef will be preparing,” Ron Balter, Group Wine Director, explained. “Our wine list will be global and eclectic while embracing many of the classics.”

“Of course, the list will regularly evolve and change to reflect new menu items, seasonality, and exploring the rich textures of the wine world,” he added.

Little Black Bird will feature all-new décor that takes inspiration from Paris during France’s art deco period. Expect bold botanical wallpaper and overhead planters. Look down for herringbone-patterned floors, complemented by heavily veined white marble sitting atop the scalloped tile bar front.

“This deco wine bar channels an intimate bar in Paris, and it will be a vest pocket kind of place that one feels good about frequenting in the Cleveland Park neighborhood,” designer Martin Vahtra said.

Little Black Bird will be open Sunday through Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.