by April 23, 2013 at 10:00 am 0


Ultimo: Lounge, Tapas y Carnes at 1633 17th Street NW, formerly La Frontera. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

There are more restaurant changes coming to 17th Street NW. Not only were Trio and Fox & Hounds sold earlier this year, but the green awnings up the street at 1633 no longer bear the La Frontera sign. It is now Ultimo: Lounge, Tapas y Carnes.

The owner, Jose Ramos Flores, said that the new restaurant will be serving Mediterranean and Spanish inspired food. “It is a complete renovation from management to menu.” The renovation has been going on slowly while the restaurant has stayed open. He wants to keep the customers coming as the “soft” opening goes on and he introduces the neighbors to the new menu.

Ultimo will be offering paella as well as cold and hot tapas. They have created a new bar menu with a renovated wine list and Martini specials.

As the renovation goes on and the new signage comes in, Flores plans on having a grand opening in two weeks.

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