(Updated at 2 p.m. Tuesday) Diners will soon have a new destination to eat South American food in Dupont.
Divino Grill (1633 17th St. NW), which closed for renovations earlier this month, will reopen as Malbec, a restaurant specializing in Argentinian beef, tapas and wine, said owner Nelson Ayala.
The eatery, which Ayala said could have a soft opening as early as next week, will serve Argentinian beef, dishes in tapas-sized portions, pastries and Argentinian ice cream. Ayala added that he’s expecting a large shipment of South American wines to compliment the menu
“There will be something for everybody,” Ayala said.
When the restaurant opens, South American art will hang on the walls, and diners will sit at sleek black tables inside a newly renovated dining area.