Welcome To The Roost

The Roost is an ambitious 12,500-square-foot food hall and neighborhood gathering place located at Blackbird, a new 167 unit residential building perched on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and 14th on Capitol Hill. Developed and managed by local dining and drinking connoisseurs Neighborhood Restaurant Group in partnership with May Riegler, The Roost brings together a handful of the District’s best chefs along with a lively & diverse collection of the area’s most compelling food, beer, wine and spirits purveyors. You'll find everything from coffee by local roasters, to that perfect burger and craft beer for any night of the week, to refined cocktails, a full service restaurant and so much more. In short, The Roost is an altogether unique food hall created by the DC community, for the DC community.

1401 pennsylvania ave se dc 20003



Sunday-Thursday 8-6

Friday-Saturday 8-8:30


Cameo is a specialty coffee shop offering thoughtfully-curated coffees and teas, while prioritizing seasonality, sustainability, and social responsibility. The menu features a hyper-seasonal list of coffee shop classics with a few twists – something for every palate.


Shop Made In DC

Open Daily 8-4


Shop Made In DC at The Roost is a highly edited 'storelet' featuring a small capsule collection of wares and goods from 40+ DC creatives. As they have done with their other locations, it will serve as a hub for local makers with a packed schedule of classes, activations and programming throughout the year.



Monday-Thursday 4-10

Friday Noon-11

Saturday 10:30-11

Sunday 10:30-9


From the minds behind ChurchKey, The Sovereign, Bluejacket and others, Shelter features many of the key elements that have come to define NRG's beer concepts. 50 taps, two cask engines, a temperature-controlled system and extensive glassware - along with a near-frenetic rotation of the world's finest craft brews. 


Hi / Fi Taco

Monday-Friday 4-10

Saturday 10:30-10

Sunday 10:30-9

Hi/Fi is an all new concept from Nathan Anda, the mad genius, chef and butcher behind Red Apron, The Partisan and B Side. Nate's genuine love and appreciation for tacos will shine through with his clever takes on the classics along with some fun twists on the sides.


Red Apron

Monday-Thursday 4-10

Friday Noon-10

Saturday 10:30-10

Sunday 10:30-9

The Roost marks Red Apron’s fourth location here in the region - and will feature a greatest hits menu culled from their deep arsenal of handmade charcuterie, burgers, sandwiches and all the meaty goodness they've become known for.  


Slice Joint

Monday-Saturday 11-10

Sunday 11-9

Slice Joint celebrates true, New York style pizza. And with Rachael Marie, who earned the title of “Pizza Regina” during her 4 years manning the ovens at Roberta's, the proof is in the pie. Her New York and Grandma style pizzas are available by the slice and whole, and rely on the finest seasonal ingredients.



Monday-Sunday 8-3

Thursday-Saturday 4-10


Richmond based chef Brittanny Anderson plants roots in the district with Leni, and all-day cafe that pays homage to 1970's Eastern European health trends with a menu featuring her modern take on nourishing whole grains and fermented foods.


AKO By Kenaki

Monday-Thursday 4-10

Friday-Saturday Noon-10

Sunday Noon-8

Ako by Kenaki is a sushi and omakase bar from the siblings Ken & Aki Ballogdajan. Fans of their Gaithersburg, MD restaurant will be familiar with their signature Makimono rolls, and will delight in their expanded menu of new creations. 


Show of Hands

Coming Soon

Show of Hands is a craft cocktail and wine bar that will highlight low-alcohol drinks backed by a stellar portfolio of wines by the glass. Spirits Director Nick Ferrell has designed Show of Hands as a neighborhood gathering place, though it’ll undoubtedly find its mark as one of DC's great bars.


State Fair

Sunday-Thursday 11-6

Friday-Saturday 11-9

State Fair features playful riffs on composed sundaes using homemade frozen custard, replete with all of the delicious sauces and toppings you’d expect, and several more that you won’t. Pastry Chef Allie Cheppa will complement the standards with seasonal sundaes, sundae flights and a create-your-own sundae bar.


Caruso’s Grocery

The Roost’s one and only standalone restaurant, Caruso’s Grocery, is modeled after the once ubiquitous classic Italian-American “red sauce” joints. Chef Matt Adler has crafted a menu that pays homage to the past with an eye toward the present featuring an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients. 


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“We’re creating a whole ecosystem that you’d otherwise have to find by moving locations, We want it to be a place where, if you live around here, it’s your clubhouse; a place to gather, eat, drink, play and relax, with a multitude of options for all”

Welcome To The


The Roost is located in the historic and architecturally diverse neighborhood of Capitol Hill, just east of notable landmarks like Barracks Row and Eastern Market, and steps from the Potomac Ave metro. The Roost has been thoughtfully designed and created with the needs and desires of our neighbors in mind, and will offer family-friendly gathering spaces, indoors and out, with a multitude of dining options for all. The community-driven food hall aims to complement the local, independent businesses that surround it, supplementing with a bevvy of affordable and unique food and beverage offerings.


The Roost is situated on the ground floor of Blackbird, a cool new fully amenitized apartment building in South East Capitol Hill. Blackbird features 167 living spaces with sleek features and finishes throughout a variety of floorplan options from studio to three-bedroom layouts, replete with concierge services, a courtyard pool, fitness center, and rooftop resident lounge offering sweeping city views of the Capitol and beyond. We love this place, so if you're thinking about making a move, check it out.


As we open indoor and outdoor dining here at The Roost, we want to assure you we have taken the necessary steps to serve you thoughtfully and cautiously. First, foremost and always, we want to create a safe space for our employees and guests and have enacted the following protocols to maintain a safe environment:


Tables are fully cleaned and disinfected in between uses. 

Our remote ordering system reduces the amount of contact between guests and staff.

We are utilizing high performance MERV-13 filters on our system to help trap airborne particles to the greatest extent possible. 

In accordance with the recent update to the mask mandate in the District, we do not require guests to wear a mask while moving about our property.  Our staff is vaccinated and may choose to wear or not wear a mask. 

Our seating is first come, first serve.  When our outside patio seating hits capacity, we reserve the right to run a waitlist to accommodate waiting parties.  We believe this is the best way to maintain a clean and hospitable environment.

your safety is first and foremost



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