Washington (AP) A new restaurant opening in Georgetown, D.C., that specializes in Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine won’t get its name changed, but it will be called Ambiance Salon and Lounge.
The restaurant will serve Asian and Asian-American cuisine, but will not include a traditional restaurant.
The owner of Ambiance salon and lounge, the restaurateur David Alba, says it’s a “perfect fit” for the Georgetown community.
The owners are “really excited” about the change, Alba said in a statement to The Hill.
“We’re hoping that the ambiance and the vibe of this place will be a little different, and we’re very excited about that,” Alba added.
The new restaurant will open at 1201 Georgetown Circle NW in a renovated former nightclub.
It will serve two menus, including one featuring dishes that have been dubbed “ambiance” and “lounge” and will have an “Asian-inspired menu” according to the restaurant’s website.
The first restaurant, called Ambience Salon and lounge at the former The House in Georgetown Heights, was named for Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and first wife, in 2017.
The Washington Post has more on the new restaurant.