NoMa Neighbors: Todd Gray’s Watershed

At 2M Street, we are big fans and proud members of our NoMa neighborhood. In addition to our convenient location 2 blocks from the red line Metro, we enjoy close proximity to dining, shopping and the night life and entertainment of both NoMa and H Street. With our NoMa Neighbors series, we are taking to time to recognize some of the businesses in our community.  This week, we giving a shoutout to one of our favorite neighborhood eateries, our NoMa Neighbors: Todd Gray’s Watershed.

NoMa Neighbors Todd Grays Watershed

Watershed was founded by celebrated Washington DC chef Todd Gray.  Gray holds an impressive amount of culinary experience but is best known for his downtown DC restaurant Equinox.  With Watershed, Chef Gray aims to provide an experience reminiscent of a “drive down the Eastern Seaboard culminating in the South”.  Located within the Hilton Garden Inn on 1st Street NE, the restaurant is refreshingly comfortable and elegant.  Friendly staff greets and meets your needs as you enjoy a cocktail at the bar or sit down to a meal in the dining room.  Diners have multiple options, including the raw bar, lounge, dining room and outdoor patio to choose from.  For private events, banquet rooms can accommodate up to 150 seated guests.

On a warm Spring day, we love to soak up the sun on the outdoor patio.  An order of grilled Rappahannock oysters and some house-made hushpuppies are the perfect complement to a post-work cocktail.  Guests can choose between lounge-style seating for a more relaxed experience or cozy dining tables for a more structured approach.  Whatever you choose, you’ll feel a world away from the chaos of the city.

NoMa Neighbors Todd Gray's Watershed


Is there a beloved NoMa Neighbor you’d like us to write about?  What is your favorite place to unwind after a long day?

Farragut North Restaurants on the Red Line

Here at 2M Apartments, we adore our proximity to the Metro.  With only 2 blocks to the NoMa-Gallaudet Station, it is so easy to access shops, office buildings and restaurants along the Red Line.  To make it even simpler, we have compiled our favorite eateries that are just steps from various Red Line stations in the District.

This week, we are putting the spotlight on the Farragut North Metro station, which serves Downtown DC.  Downtown is not only a hub for business, but home to many museums, theatres and public parks.  A few favorites are the National Portrait Gallery, Newseum, the International Spy Museum, Ford’s Theatre, National, and the Shakespeare Theatre.  Gallery Place is a vibrant section filled with upscale shops, restaurants and bars, and the observation deck in the tower of the Old Post Office Pavilion has some of the best 360° views in the city (and it’s free!).  When you’re ready to refuel, check out one of our favorite Farragut North Restaurants on the Red Line.


Farragut North Restaurants on the Red Line

Chef and Owner Todd Gray serves up locally sourced, New American cuisine fit for a night on the town or a quick business lunch.  Game meats seem to be the star of the menu, but save room for thoughtful sides, such as the Truffled Macaroni and Cheese and the Path Valley Fried Green Tomatoes.

The Bombay Club

Farragut North Restaurants on the Red Line The Bombay Club

Dine on sophisticated Indian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with candle-lit tables and the tinkling of live piano.  Your mouth will water just reading over the grand selection of curries, vegetarian dishes and bread variations.  Desserts are certainly not an afterthought, with options such as mango crème brulee and chocolate sticky toffee pudding, as well as some traditional Indian selections.

The Oval Room


Views of the White House and imaginative cuisine make this a one-of-a-kind experience.  First-class service will make you feel right at home among Washington’s elite, with whom you are sure to be sharing the dining room.