Scarlet Oak, one of the newest restaurants in the Capitol Riverfront from the owners of Southern Hospitality restaurant in Adams Morgan, opened in August of this year and has been enjoyed by residents, employees, and visitors alike. The menu at Scarlet Oak includes rotating craft beers, specialty cocktails, an extensive wine list, and most importantly, creative dishes from Chef Leo Garcia. Formerly a chef at DC favorites Red Hen and Proof, Chef Garcia is now crafting cuisine at a Capitol Riverfront favorite! Chef Garcia recently gave us his perspective on his new neighborhood and a sneak peek at Scarlet Oak's fall menu.
I’ve been living in DC for 17 years now and I never thought I would be leading a kitchen in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood! It’s really exciting to see what is here in the neighborhood already, and I can’t wait to see what else is in store.
I really love walking down to the Yards Park. During the build-out of Scarlet Oak, I would take my daughters down there to play by the fountain.
The Brisket ravioli is my favorite dish to make. My culinary experience has had much Italian influence and I enjoy the reward of making fresh pasta.
We have some really exciting items coming to our fall menu. We’ll have a bruschetta with chicken liver mousse, as well as a great rainbow beet salad.
Right now we have happy hour drink specials Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm, including $4 drafts, $5 select wines, and $6 rail drinks; as well as $4 drafts for all NFL games. Food specials are coming soon!