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Finer dining takes root in Ivy City with Gravitas
" A few years ago, a restaurant offering a seven-course, $110 tasting menu in Ivy City would have been unthinkable. But chef Matt Baker's Gravitas, which offers menus with as few as four courses, sets itself apart from the competition in both looks and menu."
- Fritz Hahn of The Washington Post
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“Matt Baker figures he looked at more than 50 sites for his maiden restaurant before settling on the former Pappas Tomato Factory in Ivy City. The setting was basically his wish list, says the 31-year-old chef: a “perfect rectangle” of an old building in a “developing neighborhood” he felt he could help mold.”
- Tom Sietsema of The Washington Post
Look at the Self-Styled Paradise Matt Baker Has Spent Years Bringing to Life
Matt Baker’s new project in Ivy City is the tasting menu-only restaurant perfect for date nights. A welcome addition to the nabe, the space boasts a two-top chef’s counter, which serves 15 courses to those who can snag the seats, and an airy dining room where diners can choose their own adventures with features menus of varying lengths (four to seven courses).
- Devra Ferst of Tasting Table
Refined, Vegetable-Obsessed Restaurant Gravitas is Finally Opening in Ivy City
“The opening menu is similar to Michelin-rated Masseria, in that guests can order anything they want from categories that reflect different styles of dishes.”
- Tierney Plumb of Eater DC
“Chef Matt Baker wants to be the reason you visit Ivy City and he wants to lure you there with vegetables. The first-time restaurateur says his long-awaited restaurant Gravitas is now accepting reservations for July 1, but it could open as early as June 22.”
- Laura Hayes of The Washington City Paper