Ta ta, Viridian

Well, if like me you’d grown accustomed to dinner at Viridian before or after a show at Studio Theater, you’re now out of luck. After what was apparently a run of red ink, Giorgio Furioso has shuttered the restaurant with an announcement on the website and in the window’s menu box. I’m not too shocked, given how anemic the patronage was the three times I ate there, but I will miss them.

I’m somewhat relieved that Studio doesn’t have anything on their schedule I’m terribly excited to see in the coming few months. The selection of dining options around that intersection are, to say the least, mediocre. Anyone have any suggestions for destinations adjacent to Logan’s Circle when Jerry Springer: The Opera rolls around?

4 Comments so far

  1. Darling Girlfriend (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

    There’s always Merkado – http://www.merkadodc.com. We ate there last time we went to Studio and really enjoyed it.

  2. dcres (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

    merkado is teh suck…honestly, it hasn’t been good in years

  3. Jenn L (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

    I’m curious what you consider mediocre? Playbill Cafe, sure, I agree with you there. I’ve never eaten at Lalibela but it has its fans. I second DG’s Merkado vote. There are a fair number of options around there – Logan Tavern, Mar de Plata (granted, I haven’t eaten there in ages), Stoney’s (also granted, bar food), Thai Tanic. A block away is Rice, at Q & 14th.

  4. croe (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

    I’ve been there several times and the service was horrible. The last time it was so unorganized I simply walked out and ate at a mediocre restaurant. Bye Bye!

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