The American gastropub was open for less than a year.
Chef Emily Sprissler and her husband and business partner Jason Cote have called it quits for their restaurant Mayfair & Pine in Glover Park less than a year after it opened. “We weren’t getting enough butts in seats,” Sprissler told The Washington Post. Commenters on the Glover Park neighborhood listserv had mixed emotions about the closure. Many said they had never been, some said they thought the menu was lacking, others lamented the toughness of the restaurant industry in the neighborhood. Sprissler told The Washington Post that she is in talks with a few out-of-town restaurant groups about her former restaurant space at 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Will you miss Mayfair & Pine? Why do you think it didn't work out?
Mayfair & Pine needs community votes for the Best New Restaurant 2012 category.
Glover Park's Mayfair & Pine is hoping loyal customers will vote to get the attention of the James Beard Award judges as they consider nominees for the Best New Restaurant 2012. The gastropub opened in Glover Park at 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW in June. "I don’t consider myself to be an artist. I consider myself to be a craftsman," said Chef Emily Sprissler. She said even being a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Award "would validate years of hard work." According to the organization's website, the James Beard Awards: "Covering all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers and architects and more—the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage …