Bellinis in the waterfront white wine garden at Easy Company. Photography by Daniel Swartz
It’s appealing to see the world through rose-colored glasses at Easy Business, a new white wine bar and pink-hued rosé garden opening at the Wharf on Thursday, January 26. The bar and restaurant intends to be a relaxed area with a huge patio, approachable white wines, simple eats, and wallet-friendly– for the Wharf– beverages priced at $10 throughout daily delighted hour.”
I was inspired by the hospitality locations in little towns in Italy or Southern France, they’re comfortable and at an affordable price point,” says Ryan Seelbach, whose Much better Hospitality Group lags nearby Boardwalk Bar & & Game along with Takoda in Navy Backyard and Shaw. “It’s the opposite of the traditional American version of a wine bar– dark, formal, and pricey.”
Diners can treat on flatbreads with their white wine at Easy Company. Photo by Daniel Swartz
Though DC is home to lots of new-wave red wine bars that avoid the stuffy design, Easy Company embraces a European feel with carafes of white wine– a bit more than a half bottle– beginning at $13. Ten white wines and mixed drinks are available for $10 at day-to-day pleased hour (between 4 and 6 PM). Unlike at your average French boite, drinkers will discover concoctions like Campari-and-Fernet shooters and cardamom-spiked espresso martinis. Customers can remain outdoors year-round thanks to a confined, heated patio– among the largest at the Wharf with 74 seats– that’s fashioned with retractable glass sides and covering, which can be eliminated in warmer months.
Sharable salads include burrata Caprese with basil and balsamic. Picture by Daniel Swartz
For the table: bistro-style fare including salads and panini, flatbreads, and larger plates such as steamed mussels or roasted chicken with salsa verde and parmesan potatoes. Restaurants can also graze on cheese and charcuterie boards and dip samplers. The area will open for evening service initially, with brunch beginning the weekend of February 4.A
burger with goat cheese, arugula, and roasted garlic aioli. Photograph by Daniel Swartz
Easy Company. 98 Blair Alley, SW.
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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to signing up with Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held different cooking and composing positions in New York City and in St. John, United States Virgin Islands.