Michael Schlow Opens Nostalgic “The Riggsby” in Carlyle Hotel

riggsby2DC’s been salivating over this latest restaurant opening… and by all accounts Schlow satisfies!

Award-winning chef Michael Schlow opened his second DC restaurant last week.  The Riggsby, in the Carlyle Hotel, is a “whimsical” neighborhood restaurant with a “nostalgic” American menu.

“The Riggsby will pay homage to a bygone era but still feel current,” Schlow explained in a press release. “I want our guests to feel like they’ve just walked into a really great cocktail party. My hope is that The Riggsby feels comfortable and approachable, that it becomes a ‘go-to’ neighborhood spot.”

Apparently Schlow was inspired by his parents’ generation’s cocktail parties.  You’ll feel like you’re at a throwback supper club… especially when you order a mid-century modern classic cocktail like a Harvey Wallbanger.  Then feast on such favorites as Oysters with Spicy Cucumber Mignonette;riggsby Smoked Trout with Beets and Horseradish, Seared Scallops with Mushrooms, Peas and Onions; and Prime New York Strip “Filet” with Reininger’s world-class Béarnaise sauce after you’ve noshed on some retro inspired bar snacks.

The Riggsby is currently dinner service only.  But stop drooling — breakfast and brunch are coming.

*Images courtesy The Riggsby’s Facebook page.


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