Jan 8, 201302:16 PMTable Talk
Sneak Peek: Civil Cigar Lounge opens January 14
Gentlemen (and women) wanting to smoke cigars, throw back a few Manhattans, and eat some of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio’s one-of-a-kind dishes will soon be able to enjoy all three indulgences in one place—the Civil Cigar Lounge in the Chevy Chase Pavilion.
Owned by the proprietors of W. Curtis Draper, the oldest tobacconist in Washington D.C., the lounge will open on January 14. An adjacent retail store, stocking a selection of cigars from Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic, opened on December 26.
The lounge is right next to Range, the upscale food menagerie with nine open kitchens that Voltaggio opened last month. The Range chefs will be offering a totally different menu of small plates at the cigar lounge, designed to complement the whiskies, Scotches, wine, cocktails and premium and small batch spirits served there.
With two private rooms, 125 personalized cedar cigar lockers, a long bar with 22 chairs, and smoking areas with burgundy leather chairs and plush banquettes, the place is a stunner. Even the restrooms are unique, with antique-mirrored ceilings and wallpaper depicting images of smoke.
Civil Cigar Lounge, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. 202-364-0800, www.civillounge.com