12/20/2012 10:00:00 AM

Edgar Bar and Kitchen: Uncovered at the Mayflower Hotel

Photo: Lorraine Fitzsimmons
Edgar Bar and Kitchen, the contemporary American opening this week in Washington DC’s legendary Mayflower Renaissance, will pay tribute to the Grande Dame hotel’s history. Its handsome new digs fill the footprint of an earlier eatery that hosted VIPs, notably its namesake J. Edgar Hoover, a daily patron. It will also attempt to capture the buzzy bar scene of the erstwhile Town and Country lounge where famous faces were spotted and political secrets were shared.  Here’s a preview.


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