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Posted at 2:24 PM ET, 05/12/2009

Domaso to Cut Hours, Domasoteca to Close

By Julia Beizer

Some changes out of Rosslyn today: Domaso, the modern Italian restaurant in the Kimpton's Hotel Palomar, is cutting back its hours and tweaking its menu. Domasoteca, the wine shop within the hotel, is closing as of May 30.

The restaurant "does really well for lunch, weekday dinners and happy hour," said Charissa Benjamin, a spokesperson for Kimpton restaurants. "It really slows down for the weekends." As such, the dining room will open only for breakfast on weekends and offer a limited menu of lounge food and cocktails in the bar and on the patio between 4 and 10 p.m. (As Fritz and I wrote last summer, the patio really is a lovely spot for a post-work drink.) The restaurant, which has been open since late 2007, will roll out a revamped and slightly more casual menu over the next few weeks -- think salads and pasta dishes. The restaurant has suffered a few chef changes during its short tenure, welcoming a new one just months ago.

As for the wine shop, Domasoteca, Benjamin says, "It was a combination of the economy and the location." Tucked away from Rosslyn's main arteries, the shop never garnered much foot traffic. The silver lining on this particular cloud is a wine sale: Until May 30, the shop will be offering a 20 percent discount on bottles, 30 percent off mixed half-cases and 40 percent off mixed full cases.

-- Julia

By Julia Beizer  | May 12, 2009; 2:24 PM ET
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