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RIP: Restaurant K

In case anyone needs proof of the existence of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand: the generically-named Restaurant K has served its last generically-flavored meal. The place closed today, touchingly thanking its employees for their past service via a note on the door.

Said note also mentions that Ms. Swope will be working for McCormick & Schmick (Restaurant K's parent corporation).

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  1. Ouch! Well that didn't last long.

    Of course now the question is...what will go in there next? :)

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    1. re: Elyssa

      Downtown DC seems to have an unquenchable hunger for steakhouses and small plates.

    2. I went there when it was Jimmy K's, and I wanted to go when it became Restaurant K. So apparently the food wasn't too good?

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      1. re: javachik

        I have only gone for breakfast, but it was one of the few good breakfast spots around Farragut. I will miss it for that.

      2. I saw the same note yesterday Bonz. It also suggested that they would try to re-locate the staff to M&S. I'm sure it would be difficult to fit them all in.

        Although that location and the space would be tempting to many other restaurants, I have to believe in this economy that place could stay dark for a long time.

        1. cant say I am too suprised. The food wasnt great and the service was terrible - on K street you should at least expect unobtrusive service. I remember getting a pitcher of water spilled on me and warm white wine...wont be missed!

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          1. re: anunez

            Bumping this up in case there are others who may not have known it closed. Has anybody been by it recently to see if a replacement is in the offing?

          2. Lunch was always good and the restaurant was usually (and surprisingly) crowded. Dinner however was like a ghost town. Had dinner there twice and on both occasions there were no more than 10 tables occupied. Because of their great lunches (I always ate at the bar because most times I ate alone) I'm sorry to read of its demise.

            1. Anyone else notice that this week's WaPo "date lab" took place at Rest. K? Guess they have a pretty long lead time.

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              1. re: Doh

                I noticed the same thing. It looked like the date/couple outlasted the restaurant.