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Restaurateur and nightclub owner Joe Russo has opened Rock Steady in West Midtown.
The “modern Afro-Caribbean” restaurant and bar, at 907 Marietta Street, NW, is now serving dinner and late-night menus Tuesday through Sunday.
“Our goal with every venue is to bring people from all cultures and influences together to enjoy a unique experience, whether it’s based on music, culture or food,” Russo said in a press release.
“Rock Steady is our latest commitment to that vision. Because of its rich diversity and ongoing revitalization, West Midtown was the ideal home for the Rock Steady concept.”
Rock Steady’s menu is made up of sharable-plates that focuses on “contemporary renditions of traditional Caribbean cuisine with West African influences” alongside hand-crafted cocktails.
Main entrees include dishes like handmade Black Pepper Pappardelle Pasta with Slow Braised Oxtail, Braised Jerk Chicken, Kreyol Seafood Curry, and Brown Stew Lamb Shank, along with several creative vegetarian offerings.
In addition to dinner, there is an “edited” after-hours menu available until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The “Late Nite” menu features “unexpected twists of the elevated dinner menu” such as Jerk Lollipop Wings and a Rock Steady Burger with a Caribbean kick.
“Borrowing its name from the popular 1960s Jamaican music, characterized by a mellow, swaying rhythm, Rock Steady reflects Russo’s love of music from the African diaspora,” according to the release.
Rock Steady music playlist has been curated by in-house DJ, Fathom DJ.
In addition to a small dance area, Rock Steady includes a 70-seat dining room, a 15-seat cocktail bar, and a 12-seat private lounge.