Eastern Market Restaurant Newland Closes

After Five Months, an End for Ambitious New American Restaurant

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The patio at Newland, Andrew Markert's New Americn restaurant on Seventh Street SE.

Newland (327 Seventh St. SE) Capitol Hill’s ambitious New American restaurant from the team behind Beuchert’s Saloon, served its last prix-fixe meal after just five months in business in the former home of French bistro Montmartre.

Chef Andrew Markert celebrated his Mid-Atlantic upbringing across $80 tasting menus featuring charred scallops with crab fat powder, crispy pata with kumquat ragu and peppercorn jus, and dry-aged koji strip steak with beet bordelaise.

New land’s airy interior featured muted pastel hues.

“We set out to serve food and drinks that pushed our creativity and innovation to the next level, all while having a damn good time … while this isn’t how we envisioned Newland’s story unfolding, we did just that,” per an Instagram post announcing its closure on Tuesday, August 9.

Capitol Hill pub Beuchert’s Saloon (623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) and lively sandwich sibling Fight Club (633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) remain open as usual.