Graffiato has been promising a "Spring 2011" opening and Spring is quickly coming to an end. But the good news is Graffiato is very close to opening.
The letters are up on the building, with spotlights to light them up at night. The inside is already furnished with chairs and tables. We strongly expect the restaurant will open by the end of the month. Today, a worker was putting the finishing touches on some of the exterior.
This space has come a long way, and certainly brightens up 6th Street. It also brings another celebrity chef restaurant to our neighborhood, as well as a late-night dining option. Mike Isabella has really added some value to Penn Quarter here. We can't wait to try it.
UPDATE: We have heard from Graffiato that they will be opening "in a few weeks," but no firm opening date has been set yet.