See You in September: Tony & Joe’s, Nick’s to Re-open Fully
After closing due to the April 2011 flooding and after months of serving customers on outside tables, Tony and Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside Grille are preparing to open their interior spaces next month.
Tony Cibel, owner of both restaurant, confirmed to the media that the eateries, with upgraded menus from chef David Stein, will open sometime after Sept. 1. Even Zagat has felt the need to opine on the changes: “Encircled by tall windows, with cascading water features, nautical wood, and stylish appointments, its newly remodeled dining room feels like a posh ocean liner. An eating bar faces the open kitchen. Popular seafood dishes from the restaurant’s past -- crab cakes, lobster, rockfish, mussels and shrimp cocktail -- will be menu staples, and specials featuring Chesapeake area ingredients will be introduced daily.”
Bill Starrels, an advisory neighborhood commissioner whose district includes the Georgetown Waterfront, had this to say about the restaurants’ re-birth: “It brings us happiness to see the re-opening of Tony and Joe’s and Nick’s at Washington Harbour. After seeing the ravages of the Potomac and, now, the sparkling, newly renovated restaurants, it is a good day.”