Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Vapiano a Month Out

The embattled Chinatown construction project known as Vapiano is about open for business. After some delays and days in which, to the casual observer, no work went on, the Italian cuisine restaurant is scheduled to open next month according to the Washington Business Journal. Apparently there were major issues related to constructing the basement and other problems related to the size of the this particular restaurant, one of the largest in the chain at 7,000sq feet.

The upscale dining chain started in Germany and already has a locations in at 1800 M St NW in DC, Ballston in Arlington and Dulles Town Center in Loudon. As of today, three of four U.S. Vapiano restaurants are located in the Washington DC area. However, there are plans for a Chevy Chase restaurant and additional locations in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and several other U.S. cities.

Expect a reasonably priced dinner experience with appetizers and salads at $5-$10 and pizzas/pasta entrees at $8-$12. Of course wines and desserts are available for a small fee. I'll be excited to try this place out. Its close enough to qualify as being on the 42 bus line, about 4 blocks from the closest stop. The address is 623 H Street NW.

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