Proper Burger lovers rejoice: Duke’s Grocery is opening a location of the British-inspired restaurant in Foggy Bottom.
Set to debut in late 2018, the new locale will be the largest yet of the Duke’s concepts, which also includes the family-friendly Duke’s Counter across from the National Zoo.
Fans will recognize many of the menu items, including the white truffle mac and cheese, curries and, of course, the popular Proper Burger. “We’ll have the favorites, plus more,” managing partner Daniel Kramer says.
In addition to seating more diners and offering a larger kitchen space, the 4,500-square-foot Foggy Bottom outpost, which Kramer estimates will be about the size of the two existing restaurants combined, will also have a patio. “The coziness of the existing location is perhaps part of its charm, but we’re looking forward to having more elbow room,” Kramer says.
The second Duke’s Grocery will be housed in a historic townhouse that for more than 20 years held Kinkead’s, an iconic seafood restaurant from chef Bob Kinkead. The new location joins a growing list of culinary attractions around Foggy Bottom, including Bindaas and Nobu, which opened earlier this year.
“It’s a very active part of town, and I think it’s been a little overlooked as U St. and 14th St. have gotten a lot of attention lately,” Kramer says.
2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Correction: A previous version of this article listed an incorrect address for the new Duke's Grocery. This version has been updated.