Blue Period

Azur, by the Numbers

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Escaping to a town on the North Sea and subsisting on fish and mussels all summer: not a bad play. Until then, there’s the nautical-looking Azur, now open in Penn Quarter from the Belgian chef behind Table in Shaw. Here are the relevant figures.

3: José Andrés restaurants that formerly resided here (Café Atlantico, Minibar, America Eats).

4: Levels in this place.

42: Glass globes comprising the giant chandelier that runs along the three-level staircase.

10: Stools on the first floor that look like wine corks.

10: Bar snacks you can get there, like marinated anchovies and fish and chips.

40: Cost, in dollars, of the Mangusta 165, a cognac-based cocktail named after a giant yacht.

6: Seats at the third-floor copper oyster bar, which you can request with your reservation.

8: Oysters on your “oyster tour,” from sweet to salty.

7: Caviars and roes on the menu, including one from Siberia.

4: Ways to get your lobster (among them: with leeks and Belgian ale).

22: Capacity for private dinner parties on the tiny fourth-floor balcony.

3: Entrées that don’t have fish of some kind, including the Roasted Lamb Cannon.

0: Actual cannons involved.


405 8th St NW
(at D St)
Washington, DC, 20004


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