(Updated at 7:18 p.m.) A new restaurant with “American food” and a rooftop seating area is in the works in Shaw.
The forthcoming eatery, dubbed 647 Rooftop, is slated to open at 647 Florida Ave. NW, according to a liquor license application recently filed with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.
The restaurant aims to serve “American food” and will also feature live music, DJs, dancing and charge a cover at the door, the application reads. As outlined in the application, the restaurant would have seats for 15 people on the roof and could span some of the building’s upper floors. Additionally, a public hearing notice says the eatery could have room for as many as 475 people, though it’s not clear exactly where.
It also looks as though 647 Rooftop could be related to next-door business Flash. Amir Yerushalmi, who is listed on the application as having previously held the nightclub’s liquor license, is one of 647 Rooftop’s managing members.
When asked about the connection, however, a representative for Flash said, “sorry, but we have no knowledge of this new business next door.”
If all goes according to plan, the forthcoming restaurant would join the ranks of nearby hangouts Takoda (715 Florida Ave. NW), 801 Restaurant and Bar (801 Florida Ave. NW) and The Dirty Goose (913 U St. NW), which all opened earlier this year with rooftop decks.