I stopped by the Homestead restaurant at 3911 Georgia Avenue Wednesday night for their launch party. The place was packed with people enjoying free hors d'oeuvres and getting to meet the chefs and owners.
The restaurant is beautifully done with a rustic architecture of rough wood and metal, chandeliers and other interesting lighting. They didn't have the space set up with tables except for the outdoor balcony and back deck. This place is big though, with three floors, two decks out front and one very large deck out back. There are three bars, one on the first floor, second floor and out on the back deck. After a long wait from the massive renovations to the building, the restaurant should be open tonight. It's a welcome addition to Petworth and this stretch of Georgia Avenue.
I didn't stay long (I'm not a fan of really crowded spaces, even one as nice as this one) but did chat with Chef Marty Anklam for a few minutes. I'll write up a separate article in the near future. Check out an article about the space from the Washingtonian for more pictures of the restaurant decked out with tables and chairs, and a look at their menu.
(I was also pleased to run into Robert White, the Democratic nominee for At-Large DC Council, and his wife Christy, both hanging out upstairs and enjoying the scene.)
Pictures below can be enlarged... more to come in the future.