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1905 Bistro & Bar Revamps the Kitch with New Chef and New Menus

February 14, 2013

Chef Joel Hatton takes the reigns, re-­launches brunch this Sunday 

Washington, DC (February 13, 2013) - 1905 Bistro & Bar is pleased to officially announce that Chef Joel Hatton – formerly of Shaw’s Tavern & Leopold’s Café in DC – has taken over the back of house duties as Executive Chef. Since joining the team at the end of January, the South Carolina native has put a definitive fingerprint on the restaurant, and plans to re-­launch the brunch program this weekend with an entirely new menu.    
“Joel has jumped right in to the operation, and is working on returning 1905 Bistro & Bar to its original vision of a true neighborhood restaurant serving hearty home-style cooking with a strong Southern flair,” says owner Tony Lucca.    
For now, the new brunch menu will be available on Sundays from 11 AM – 3 PM, and features a mix of brunch staples along with a rotating selection of weekly specials.    Featured items on the new menu include citrus Greek yogurt with house-­‐made granola and strawberries ($6); chicken and waffle with cayenne honey ($12); truffled grits and pork belly with a sunny-side up egg and scallions ($12); and an angus beef burger with Swiss cheese and balsamic onions on brioche roll with pickles and salad ($14). Egg options include a three-­egg omelette with field greens ($12), a two-eggs any style platter with toast and breakfast potatoes ($9), and soft scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes, aged cheddar and a brioche roll ($10).        
The bar is even getting in on the fun during brunch with bottomless options of Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and a specialty cocktail of the season for $15. Single glasses of each are also available for  $7-­$8. There is also a Beer-­Mosa for $7, which is a blend of Avery White Rascal and orange juice.    
Chef Hatton also has made significant changes to the restaurant’s dinner menu, adding bar snacks and a special Mussels Night on Tuesday nights. The Tuesday Night Mussel Night special includes a bowl of mussels incorporating a local beer in the broth, frites and a can or bottle of beer of your choice  for $15. He is also working on a series of beer dinners, beginning next month in collaboration  with DC Brau. More details to come!   

Media Contact: Mel Gold, Gold Standard PR – | 703.599.1643


1905 Bistro & Bar is located on the second floor of a brownstone at 1905 9th Street, NW. For more information about 1905, including hours of operation and complete menus, please visit