UPDATE 6/10/2011: Construction is nearing completion, see NEW PICS OF LOST SOCIETY
Lost Society, set to open very soon in the thriving 14th and U neighborhood, is a boutique restaurant and lounge that fully intends to bring back the lost art of making drinks and really good steaks. With real mixologists and gourmet chefs, they’re taking it seriously. And for good reason too– It’ll be the first steak-centric restaurant in the neighborhood.
Set in a casual atmosphere amidst the almost opulent French decor, big windows, rich fabrics, and deep colors, patrons will find a pleasant dining atmosphere on the main floor. A large square bar sits in the middle of the room and comfortable restaurant seating fills the room. Its an inviting space that looks classy and upscale, but isn’t pretentious or stuffy. Its quite laid back.
The white-walled lounge is upstairs with glass chandeliers hanging over a sizable bar, paintings on the walls, and a nice DJ booth. Its a place where the music will be part of the ambiance, not blasting patrons on a dancefloor. Its not a nightclub. Its a great feel for the more mature crowd that frequents the lounges in the 14th and U district.
The big draw to Lost Society is the rooftop patio. The building is on a prominent corner high up, and from the top you get a great view of Capitol Hill. There are long banquettes, pillows, high bar chairs, and a little quiet music. Half of the deck is indoors, with a bar inside so that you can enjoy the space even if its raining. The indoor half has several large french doors that open up to the magnificent patio. Throw in a little music, and this spot becomes quite the destination for the DC lounge crowd.
Knowing the area and the crowd was important to the concept development and design. Partner Dave Karim, a DC nightlife veteran with well over 20 years of experience here in DC, knows the area well and made sure that this venue would match the area and would be a welcome addition to growing neighborhood. The atmosphere, mood, and vibe of Lost Society is similar to those of neighboring locations. Mature, laid back, upscale, modern, and appealing to the audience that frequents the area.
But by being the only steak-centric restaurant in the neighborhood (I’m drooling just thinking about the menu), and along with that killer rooftop, Lost Society will certainly not be just another face in the crowd. They’ll be open 7 nights a week, starting with dinner at 5pm and rolling through till 2am on weekdays, 3am on weekends.
They’ll be opening very soon, so keep an eye out for updates!