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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 SE and 14th Street SE 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



Open Daily 8a-6p


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 8a-6p


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 11a-10p

Friday-Saturday 11a-11p

Sunday 11a-9p


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-Saturday 11a-10p

Sunday 11a-9p

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


Open Daily 8a-3p


Monday-Saturday 11a-10p

Sunday 11a-9p

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


Slice Joint

Monday-Saturday 11a-10p

Sunday 11a-9p

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.



Open Daily 11a


Linda's is a deceptively simple eatery brought to life by Chef Rachael Marie, the force behind Slice Joint and Director of Operations for The Roost. Envisioned as a sort of Mediterranean market stall, Linda's features salads and sandwiches lovingly crafted with exceptional ingredients. From her Prosciutto & Mozzarella Salad to the Classic Italian Ciabatta Sandwich to the Meatball Hero, this is a menu designed with delicious dining in mind.


AKO By Kenaki

Monday-Thursday 4p-10p

Friday-Saturday Noon-10p

Sunday Noon-9p

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

Monday-Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday - Thursday 4p-10p

Friday-Saturday 12p-11p

Sunday 12p-10p

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


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.

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