Adams Morgan will be adding a new upscale, imaginative small plate eatery to its streets. 2020 Restaurant and Lounge will be opening their doors on March 4th with a menu from the creative and talented Chef Pedro Matamoros. Bringing over 17 years of experience to the new venture, Chef Matamoros has most recently headed MIX Grill and 8407 Kitchen Bar in Silver Spring, MD. Chef Matamoros spoke about 2020 saying, “People are moving away from white tablecloths, crumbing, and stuffy service. We believe small plates can fit into what would be the new fine dining.”
The American Planning Association named Adams Morgan one of the nation’s “great neighborhoods”, citing its intact Victorian rowhouses, murals, international diversity, and pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly streetscape. 2020’s Marketing Assistant Steve Gustafson said, “We’re extremely excited to be in Adams Morgan! The sense of community and vibrant atmosphere were a huge factor in bringing 2020 Restaurant and Lounge here. Our focus will be to provide superior service mixed with exquisite menu items and be a place where friends can come to socialize in an inviting environment.” Chef Matamoros added, “Over the past decade, the concept of small plates has expanded from a curiosity to a strong trend that is currently spreading. Small plates are shareable portions that give customers a change to sample more menu items and gives Chefs more culinary freedom. Grazing and plate sharing are becoming increasingly popular over traditional meal structures.”
The new menu will include starter and snack dishes like Pork Belly Tater Tots, Moroccan Lamb Spring Rolls, and Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs. Sharable dishes will offer such delicious fare like Lobster Roll Sliders, Moulard Duck Breast Anticucho, and Wagyu Beef Carpaccio. The full menu is available upon request.
2020 Restaurant and Lounge offers three levels of engagement. The customer is greeted with a textured motif when they enter the restaurant and bar area. 2020 will offer traditional and original cocktails and the downstairs will have live DJ entertainment while the third floor will be a VIP area that is also available for private events.
The new venture will also launch a number of themed Happy Hour Specials such as Tuesday’s Perfect Pairings that offers a selection of appetizer or dinner pairings and Mixed-Up Wednesday will showcase the third floor VIP Lounge and feature 5 exclusive crafted cocktails by a revolving host of bartenders.
Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday: 4 PM to 2 AM. Friday and Saturday: 4 PM to 3 AM. Happy Hour: Monday through Friday 4 PM to 7 PM.
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