Opening: Boss Shepherdas Debuts in Penn Quarter this July

boss shepherd'sThe presence of D.C.’s most renowned political boss will once again impact this city when Boss Shepherd's  opens a block from the John A. Wilson (formerly the District) Building , at 13th & E Streets, NW, next to the Warner Theater, this July.

“We plan to bring a dynamic restaurant, filled with DC’s power players, to Penn Quarter this summer. There will be more sizzling than just the sidewalk this July,” revealed renowned DC restaurateur and founder, Paul J. Cohn.

Boss Shepherd’s takes a modern, fresh approach to traditional American dining, serving familiar comfort dishes with a distinctive and creative flair. Committed to a farm-to-table use of locally sourced ingredients, Executive Chef Jeremy Waybright offers fresh classics made from scratch. The new restaurant boasts diverse lunch and dinner menus that combine seasonal ingredients with bold flavors.

Patrons can expect a diverse cocktail, wine and local craft beer list comprised of many iconic labels from around the region. The beverage menu will boast specialty drinks including the Signature Boss Shepherd cocktail.

The new restaurant is named after DC’s original governor, often referred to as the Father of Modern Washington -- one of the most powerful big-city bosses of his day, who was responsible for creating DC’s post-Civil War infrastructure.   Thanks to the city improvements made by Boss Shepherd, the U.S. Congress was encouraged to remain in the District of Columbia, and our capital city became a vibrant, viable, and green city.  A statue of Boss Shepherd, a native Washingtonian, can be seen from the restaurant, standing watch in front of the building that houses DC’s center of government.


The restaurant will offer lunch and dinner Monday – Friday, and dinner only on Saturday. To make reservations or discover the complete menu and hours of operations, visit Boss Shepherd’s online at

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