With a nod to the Chesapeake Bay watershed states, the Art and Soul restaurant has reopened with a fresh look and feel. The Capitol Hill eatery located at the new YOTEL Washington DC hotel, has undergone a multimillion-dollar comprehensive redesign and refurbishment that presents a sleek, sophisticated 5,100-square-foot multifunctional restaurant space featuring three contemporary private indoor dining rooms and an adjacent bar.
Designed by New York-based Wimberly Interiors, the reimagined Art and Soul restaurant builds on the popularity, reputation, and location of the existing hospitality space, featuring curated everyday objects and artworks. The interior’s blue hues are reminiscent of its Chesapeake influence and bring fresh, airy tones to the new modern space alongside whimsical neon lights, handwritten recipes, kitchen utensils, and abstract depictions of DC monuments. Custom-made chairs in contrasting colors and forms provide style and comfort, creating an atmosphere that is both relaxed and dynamic at once with three private dining areas and elongated bar with separate seating. Allowing for greater use of space and in keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, the restaurant also benefited from exterior upgrades of the outdoor dining area to allow for year-round use.
Photo: Courtesy of Art and Soul