This article originally appeared on August 18, 2021, published by HillRag.
As Washington gradually returns to normal, new restaurants are arriving on Capitol Hill and nearby. In the up-and-coming Buzzard Point neighborhood, Washington seafood maestro Greg Casten has unveiled The Point, a sprawling seafood emporium at 2100 Second St. SW.
Why Buzzard Point? “We’re looking at where the Potomac and the Anacostia meet,” he responded, as we munched crunchy Boardwalk fries at his spacious new restaurant.
Casten, 58, is also founder and owner of ProFish (seafood purveyors), Ivy City Smokehouse and Tavern, Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place and Nick’s Riverside Grill (both on the Georgetown waterfront).
Designed by Allison Cooke of Core Architecture + Design, the 12,500-square-foot restaurant is gorgeous. The soaring, 22-foot ceiling is zig-zagged with giant neon crustaceans, sweeping booths and lots of plants. In the ladies room, yellow shoe soles hover overhead.