New Steak House Coming to the former Aqua al 2 Space at Eastern Market

New Steak House Coming to the former Aqua al 2 Space at Eastern Market

by Larry Janezich

Harvest Tide Steak House is coming to 212 7th Street, in the space formerly occupied by Aqua al 2.  The restaurant will seat 150 inside plus 20 seats at the sidewalk café.  The venue hopes to open early summer. 

From Harvest Tide Steak House:

“We are excited to announce that we will be opening soon in Capitol Hill, Washington DC! Our executive chef/owner Danio Somoza has created a menu that will please every palate.  From our dry-aged prime steaks, freshly sourced seafood, and local produce, you will taste the passion in every bite. We are driven to provide the community with the finest family-owned and operated restaurant in DC.”

This will be the second restaurant for Somoza.  The original Harvest Tide Steak House is in downtown Lewes, Delaware. 

Somoza says of that location, “…our goal at Harvest Tide is to provide you with the finest quality food, as well as service that far exceeds your expectations.  Explore our expertly crafted menu, sip some of our unique signature cocktails and local draft beers, all while sitting back and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere. Our dry-aged, USDA prime steaks pair perfectly with our selection of the finest bourbons and wines…. Family owned, family operated, and family friendly!”

You can check out the menu for the Lewes restaurant here:   


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3 responses to “New Steak House Coming to the former Aqua al 2 Space at Eastern Market

  1. Voracious

    Wishing them all the best, but aren’t steakhouses kind of outdated? Hope they’ll consider revising the menu to better reflect DC dining trends. Was also sad to see Aqua’s cozy charming interior replaced with bland gray walls 😦

    Nevertheless, as a very close neighbor I’m happy to see a new business coming into this space which was starting to look a little rough. Even though nothing on the menu appeals to me I’ll definitely make it a point to have a drink there when it opens!

  2. Andy

    Hopefully they won’t condone sexual harassment like Acqua al 2

  3. Patricia McHugh

    Sounds great. I think they’ll be welcomed on the Hill!