I just got an emailing stating that this new restaurant/lounge will be opening on November 1st:
Opening on November 1st, The Park at 14th (pictured), a classy dine, lounge and party place located opposite Franklin Square, is loaded with eye-appeal – polished wood, gorgeous Dale Chihuly chandeliers and views of greenery from its many window seats; its exhibition kitchen turns out midpriced, updated American classics, while the top two floors are devoted to a lounge (DJs on Thursday–Saturday) and a private event space, which can host anything from a business briefing to a gala (920 14th St. NW; 202-737-7275).
There is no menu up yet but I'm excited about this place just from the decor---very impressive, cozy looking. Then again I'm also a huge Chihuly fan.
This Fall seems promising for a number of new restaurant openings.