Washington Post: Mason Inn, Mission owners to take over former Tabaq Bistro space

Holley Simmons

The grandiose space on U Street that formerly housed Tabaq Bistro — and, for a brief moment, New Town Kitchen & Bar — has itself new tenants.

The property, at 1336 U St., has four spacious stories plus a glass rooftop with a retractable roof and a 360-degree view of D.C.

“One of the reasons we love the space is that it has so many cool nooks and crannies and party areas,” Brogan says. “And the view speaks for itself.”

There will be a bar on each level and the duo expect to host DJs and install TVs to cater to sports fans.

The American-skewing menu will be overseen by chef David McGuirk, formerly of Town Hall and Matchbox restaurants.

The unnamed project marks the fourth restaurant from Brogan and Landry, who also own Mason Inn and Chinese Disco in Georgetown, as well as Mission taqueria in Dupont Circle.

Renovations are expected to begin in early April, with a projected opening in early summer.