Georgetown's newest wine bar aims to focus on flights, and the row house they're served in has been made airy and inviting. ENO wine bar is a national chain with locations in San Francisco and Chicago, among other cities, and it's planting its latest flag at 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in a former clothing store next to the Four Seasons Georgetown Hotel.
The two-story, 72-seat bar aims to open within a week, and will feature eight wines on tap, and many more by the bottle and glass, with a focus on local Virginia wineries. The restaurant's wine cellar can hold more than 2,000 bottles at a time. Prices will average around $9 for a glass, and there will be plenty of bottle offerings under $50.
ENO is planning to focus on flights, but not just of wine -- they'll also be offering cheese, chocolate, and charcuterie, all from local providers like D.C.'s Stachowski’s, Virginia's Gearhart's, and Maryland's Firefly Farms. There will be a few prepared dishes, like deviled eggs, grilled sandwiches, and bruschetta -- which, yes, comes in flights. For those who aren't very wine-inclined, ENO will offer some local brews and ciders, including DC Brau.
We'll update this post when we get word of an opening date for ENO. The hours will be Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. Here's a sneak peek at the space, which features a massive mobile made from old pieces of wine barrel, and window-facing chairs that are side-by-side, the better for conversation with your date.
P.S., ENO: We have an idea for your restaurant's soundtrack. Did you know that composer Brian Eno once made a promotional CD for a wine company? You're welcome.