The Bazaar by José Andrés | In the Old Post Office Buiding Washington, DC


  • The Bazaar by José Andrés in Washington DCThe Bazaar by José Andrés in Washington DC
  • The Bazaar by José Andrés in Washington DCThe Bazaar by José Andrés in Washington DC
  • The Bazaar by José Andrés in Washington DCThe Bazaar by José Andrés in Washington DC

José Andrés Group is proud to introduce The Bazaar by José Andrés in the historic Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C., relaunched in 2022 by CGI Merchant Group, in partnership with Hilton under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand. The opening of The Bazaar at Waldorf Astoria Washington DC signals the culmination of a 30-year journey for Chef Andrés, who has dreamed of opening a restaurant in the historic building since he arrived in Washington, DC in 1993.

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American Dream

“I am thrilled to introduce The Bazaar in the Old Post Office – this debut has been a long time in the making and marks a tremendous celebratory moment for the great city of Washington, my team, and me personally” said Chef José Andrés. “It has been thirty years since I first came to DC, and to have The Bazaar open in this beautiful, historic building that has always held a special place for me, is an American dream come true.”

“As The Bazaar continues to grow and flourish in new cities, the Washington, DC opening at the Old Post Office is symbolic for many reasons.” Sam Bakhshandehpour, the president of José Andrés Group, said. “This is a full circle moment for the company long rooted here and invested in the continued economic prosperity of the city, the culinary community, and our loyal guests.”

The history by The Bazaar by José Andrés

First conceived in Los Angeles in 2008, The Bazaar takes guests on a sensory adventure where anything is possible and pays homage to José’s Spanish roots and inventive style. The culinary experience in Washington, DC will offer The Bazaar’s signature playful dishes, while infusing new menu items that boast an Americana flair and nod to US history. The Beef Cheeks ‘Eisenhower Stew’ is a tribute to President Eisenhower’s favorite dish while he was in office, while the Crab Louie Cone, ‘Philly Cheesesteak’ Airbread, and the Norwegian Lobster ‘Newberg’ represent classic American dishes. Local ingredients such as Maryland Blue Crab, Rappahannock Oysters, and the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay are prevalent throughout the menu and symbolize a homecoming for The Bazaar in Washington, DC, where José Andrés Group is headquartered.

Different dining experiences 

The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as an all-day bar service. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the lower level, while dinner will be served on the upper mezzanine level to provide a variety of different dining experiences throughout The Bazaar.

Making its home in the historic landmark of The Old Post Office, The Bazaar by José Andrés is situated in a Romanesque Revival building, which first opened in 1899 and served as DC’s General Post Office until 1914. World-renowned Spanish firm Lázaro Rosa-Violán drew inspiration from this grand architecture to create a home befitting of these avant-garde delights, an ode to craftsmanship with a Spanish signature. The multi-level destination begins with an elaborate, dedicated 6-seat bar outfitted with a brilliant green Aqua quartzite top and unique finishes such as textured glass, handcrafted tiles, and fabrics embellished with fringe, that welcomes guests from day to night. Upstairs, dinner awaits with a verdant oasis of lush, emerald velvet banquettes, custom floral fabrics inspired by the Spanish Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, black marble topped tables and golden glowing custom lighting fixtures elegantly finished with hammered brass. An array of plants, including Ficus, Pleomeles, and Philodendrons, and an iconic gleaming orb above the entrance, invite guests to feel as though they are dining under the moon.


Since its inception in 2008, The Bazaar has since grown to have locations in Miami’s South Beach, forthcoming in New York City, as well as inspired the creation of Bazaar Meat, a wild and wonderful celebration of the carnivorous, with outposts in Las Vegas, Chicago, and later this year at The Grand LA, downtown Los Angeles’ newest cultural corridor.

Website: José Andrés  The Bazaar

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