Primrose, Brookland’s New French Wine Bar, Could Open As Early As Next Week

We have been keeping an eye on the progress at Primrose, a French wine bar coming to Brookland. We took these photos recently and were delighted to hear that they are likely opening very soon.  From the Washington Post’s food critic Tom Sietsema’s weekly chat session:

…Restaurant veteran Sebastian Zutant and his wife, architect Lauren Winter, are adding something special to the dining scene with a 50-seat, wine-themed bistro called Primrose, expected to open the week before Thanksgiving (knock on wood) at 3000 12th St. NE.

Zutant, a partner in the popular All-Purpose Pizzeria in Shaw and Red Hen in Bloomingdale, plans to highlight natural wines from France, part of the new restaurant’s Gallic focus. “The French do everything better than anyone else: pinot blanc, cheese, fashion,” says Zutant. Primrose will focus on classic French comfort food — steak frites, coq au vin — prepared by chef Eric Schlemmer, previously with Sovereign in Georgetown…

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