From Archello, Feb. 16, 2016
Chef and restaurateur Jeremiah Langhorne teamed up with restaurant general contractor Hospitality Construction Services and architecture firm Edit Lab at Streetsense to design his debut restaurant, which pays homage to Mid-Atlantic cuisine and reinvents D.C.’s culinary identity. The Dabney, which is located on the historic 9th Street in Blagden Alley, takes inspiration from Langhorne’s own family lineage, which dates back to over a century in the Shenandoah Valley.
The chef envisioned a menu and space that was reminiscent of the 19th century, tying in both the flavor and style of the D.C. area. To deliver Langhorne’s vision, inspiration for the restaurant was taken from historic buildings found around Baltimore. Additionally, reclaimed and antique materials were sourced from the Maryland area, giving the project a historical and local feel. No detail was overlooked at The Dabney. Brick walls and wood floors give the space a rustic feel. Spindle back chairs complement custom tables, built by a craftsman in Baltimore. Classic colors and finishes are used throughout – and include whites, brass fixtures and antique glass.