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Scenes from the Past...

Restaurants Remembered

Today’s restaurant culture in Washington has come a long way in the past 10 years, with innovative chefs, million-dollar interior designs, and national television exposure. Before that, however, for many decades the restaurant scene in Washington, like other cities, was largely utilitarian. A restaurant was a place you went for rather basic food, drink, and desert not to see and be seen as it is today.

Postcards from some of Washington’s well-known restaurants are compiled here that show the rather bland aesthetic of most of the establishments, many of which appear to have uncomfortable seating and dark moods. They include the Tally Ho at 810 17th Street, Napoleon’s “Flemish cocktail room” in Woodley Park, the rooftop of the Fairfax Hotel at 21st Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Sholl’s New Cafeteria at 1433 K Street, and Harvey’s Restaurant just south of the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue.