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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.

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        1. 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?