501 Florida Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001 (202) 332-7777

Located in the heart of the historic LeDroit Park neighborhood, Royal is an all day spot – coffee shop by day and bar/kitchen by night.

For his second venture as a restaurateur, Paul Carlson, the owner of Vinoteca, decided to join forces with his parents, Ron and Gloria, and sister, Katrina, to open Royal in the summer of 2015. Royal gets its name from the Royal Liquor Store, a business previously in this location. The concept of Royal stems from the Carlson’s international background, as well as their love of cooking, good drinks, and spending time with family and friends.


Cocktail week pairing

The Royal is celebrating DC Cocktail Week with a perfect-for-fall cocktail with a Colombian twist. The Decadence Club is made with aguardiente, an anise-flavored Colombian spirit made from sugarcane, plus navy strength gin, pineapple, clove, lemon, cream and cane sugar. The cocktail is garnished with a dehydrated pineapple drizzled with jalapeno-chocolate ganache. The fall spices pair perfectly with Chef Cable Smith’s flavorful Pork Croquette with pineapple salsa, pickled chilies & herbs. The pairing is $14 per person, and available during dinner service, from 4pm onwards in the entire restaurant.