You’ve probably heard by now, but in case you haven’t: Nobu will open a restaurant in the District next year.
The Los Angeles-based fine dining chain moved one step closer to opening its anticipated new D.C. location at 2501 M Street NW by applying for a liquor license earlier this week:
First class, high quality, full-service “Nobu” restaurant, including a full-service bar, take-out service, and private events. An innovative new style of Japanese cuisine. Live entertainment during private events. No nude performances. Number of seats inside premises is 345. Total Occupancy Load is 370. Summer Garden with 40 seats.
The company seeks to serve alcohol until 12:30 a.m. inside and 11 p.m. in its summer garden, according to the application.
The new Nobu will span 11,600 square feet and include two private patios overlooking Rock Creek Park, sushi and cocktail bars, a main dining room and two additional private dining rooms, according to a Washington Business Journal article from September.
The location is currently slated to open in the fall of 2016.
Photo courtesy of Nobu