Slate Wine Bar and Bistro, opening this weekend in Glover Park, will showcase small production wineries from around the world. Wine expert/owner Elizabeth Banker will be showcasing wine makers using sustainable, organic or bio-dynamic farming practices, and chalkboard offerings of unusual wines available in limited quantities help highlight the restaurant's boutique appeal.
Some 15 vinos by the glass, plus a bottle list and craft beers, will be backed with a smart eclectic moderately priced menu that ranges from samplers of mezze, antipasta and pixtos (Spanish little bites) and cheese plates to some original salads, a burger, steak frites, roast chicken and vegetarian options like paella.
The urbane yet rustic setting incorporates rough wood, exposed brick and ductwork, with slate gray accents (natch). There’s an inviting bar and seats in the window for sipping and sharing samplers. White-clothed tables in a warm rear dining room will provide an intimate setting for relaxed wine exploration, or just a simple meal.
While the neighborhood has lots of spots to grab a burger and beer with friends, Slate looks like it will bring it something different to the mix.
2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-4304