The former Mintwood Place, a longtime restaurant in D.C.’s Adams Morgan that closed two years in the past, has reopened as Namak, an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant.

The former Mintwood Place in D.C.’s Adams Morgan has reopened as Namak, an upscale informal Eastern Mediterranean restaurant. (Courtesy Scott Suchman)

The former Mintwood Place, a longtime restaurant in D.C.’s Adams Morgan that closed two years in the past, has reopened as Namak, an upscale informal Eastern Mediterranean restaurant.

Saied Azali, proprietor of the previous Mintwood Place, and enterprise associate John Cidre have introduced on chef Tolgahan Gulyiyen for a menu of spreads, soups and salads, mezze, kebabs and entrees, with spices sourced from Turkey and surrounding areas. Gulyiyen, a local of Turkey, previously of Zaytinya in D.C. and Nostos in Vienna, Virginia.

The former Mintwood Place area, on 1813 Columbia Road in Northwest D.C., has been redesigned with blue-and-white Mediterranean tiles and nautical accents. Inside, it seats 90 folks with a big bar. The out of doors patio fronting Columbia Road stays.

Azali, Cidre and Tolgahan stated Namak is impressed by their travels throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.

Azali and Cidre are D.C. restaurant veterans. Azali owns Perry’s subsequent door, the multilevel restaurant with rooftop bar occurring 40 years, identified for its Sunday drag brunches. Cidre is co-owner of Unconventional Diner in Shaw.

“Namak embodies the flavors I maintain pricey. It is the Farsi phrase for salt, however for Iranians like me, it connotes hospitality and generosity and I hope it turns into a cherished locations for our neighborhood,” stated Azali.

Namak is open Tuesdays by Saturdays for dinner. Lunch and weekend brunch shall be added later this yr.