Since April 2016, D.C. food lovers have been eagerly awaiting the Line Hotel, which promises new restaurants from prominent chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and Spike Gjerde, and cocktails from mixologist Todd Thrasher. But the original “early 2017" opening for the Adams Morgan hotel came and went, followed by projected dates of “summer,” “fall,” and finally “winter 2017" as construction dragged on.
Now The Line's website is accepting reservations for stays beginning Jan. 1. The special $120 introductory rate includes a room with a king bed or two queen beds, WiFi, “handmade bath products,” a “curated micro library” and an “old school radio.” (The price does not, however, include a nightly $17.76 lodging tax.)
When the hotel opens, three of the six food and drink establishments will be ready. Brothers and Sisters, an American and Asian eatery in the lobby helmed by Bruner-Yang, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus afternoon tea and a late-night menu, starting at 6:30 a.m. It will be joined by the Brothers and Sisters Bar with cocktails by Thrasher, which will have bars in the lobby's east and west wings, and the Cup We All Race 4, a coffee bar with sandwiches and pastries from Gjerde.
Bruner-Yang is known for such eateries as Maketto and Paper Horse, while Spike Gjerde owns Baltimore's acclaimed Woodberry Kitchen. Thrasher founded Alexandria's PX cocktail bar and will open the Potomac Distilling Co. at the Wharf.
The larger restaurants — Bruner-Yang's standing-room-only Spoken English and Gjerde's A Rake's Progress and A Rake's Bar, a collaboration with Woodberry Kitchen bar director Corey Polyoka — “will follow later in the month,” according to hotel representative Christina Cherry.
The Line Hotel, 1770 Euclid St. NW. Reservations now available.