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Union Square Hospitality Group to open first D.C. restaurant, bar

Maialino Mare and Anchovy Social are scheduled to open this winter

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is scheduled to open a seafood-focused Roman trattoria called Maialino Mare in Washington, D.C. this winter, the company’s first foray into fine dining outside New York City.

With Maialino Mare, will come a new 8,000-square-foot rooftop bar concept called Anchovy Social.

The restaurant will be a “coastal sister” to USHG’s Maialino in New York’s Gramercy Park Hotel, which opened in 2009. Maialino Mare’s menu will highlight seafood pastas and whole-grilled fish, tapping local fishers and farmers, with a robust Italian wine list and rustic desserts.

“For the past decade, Maialino has earned its place as a beloved gathering place for Manhattan’s Gramercy Park community — paying homage to the gutsy flavors of Rome, both on the plate and in the glass,” said Meyer, CEO of USHG, in a statement. “Now we’re excited to introduce Washingtonians to its new cousin — Maialino Mare —which will express that same Roman spirit, but with an even greater selection of seafood on the menu.”

Here’s a look at both Anchovy Social and Maialino Mare’s menu.

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