Beuchert’s Saloon is a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up a ‘farm American’ dining experience in the historically rich Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington, DC. With ingredients sourced from local co-ops and farms, Executive Chef Andrew Markert translates local, fresh produce into playful American fare with a creative twist.
The Chef: Andrew Markert
Known for cooking with an edge and attitude all his own, Chef Drew brings a new energy to fine dining. A Baltimore native, Markert graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI before returning to the DMV. Markert brought his talents to many critically acclaimed Washington, DC area restaurants including Citronelle, Notti Bianche, Vermilion, and Tallula before assuming the role of Chef de Cuisine at Hook and PS7s. Markert’s focus on sustainable product and his refined creativity continue to inspire Beuchert’s mission: serving playful, flavor-rich cuisine deeply rooted in our community.
In his free time, Chef Drew bikes around the city and volunteers with local philanthropic organizations dedicated to enriching the District. Market is currently involved with the Share Our Strength campaign, committed to ending childhood hunger, and the Human Rights Campaign, dedicated to achieving universal civil rights and equality. Most recently, Markert has worked closely with Gourmet Symphony. A marriage of talented chefs, musicians, and artists, Gourmet Symphony creates multi-sensory music experiences by adding melodically compatible, locally-sourced cuisine to the classical concert performance.
The original Beuchert’s Saloon was founded in this same location in 1880 by John Ignatius Beuchert, a German immigrant and prominent Capitol Hill businessman. Legend has it that throughout Prohibition, Beuchert’s operated as a speakeasy, behind such fronts as a Singer sewing machine store and a gramophone shop.
In resurrecting this neighborhood mainstay, the new owners have gone to great lengths to maintain the incredible history of the building, handling most of the build-out themselves. Partner and designer August Paro meticulously recreated period-appropriate fixtures and finishes, inspired by the amazing history of this long-standing Capitol Hill establishment.