The soon-to-be rooftop deck at 1905 Restaurant is actually a garden, according to owner Tony Lucca. With views of the Washington Monument and the neighborhood, Lucca expects to open the rooftop deck-garden before May 1.
In line with the concept of 1905 as a comfortable space — like your living room–‘the Garden,’ as it will be known, is a great outdoor space. It makes use of reclaimed wood and old metal sheets, and has details with lights and colorful glass. From the bar, windows allow a peek of the Washington Monument.
1905’s Chef Matthew Richardson is still working on a small plates menu based on comfort food for the outdoor space. As for the drinks, in the Garden, you will be able to enjoy the Hot Kentucky, which is a combination of 1905’s house-made Cayenne ginger lemonade and bourbon, as well as the rest of their cocktail menu. Lucca also expects the Garden will have a few specialty drinks of its own soon after opening.
The Garden will have the same hours as the restaurant. Eventually, Lucca hopes to open both the restaurant and deck on Sundays, and to begin offering Saturday brunch as well.
For Lucca, creating a space that is enjoyable for his neighbors is a must: “It should show how much 1905 values its relationship with the community,” he says.
With the cooling weather and September fast approaching, it’s a great time to eat, drink and party outdoors in the Borderstan area. While we will likely get another heat blast before fall arrives, the next few months are prime time for the neighborhood’s outdoor restaurants, cafes and rooftop establishments.
Here are two stories we ran before the Summer 2011 kicked off.