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  1. A traditional tablecloth characteristic of the Republic of Georgia
  2. A Georgian feast featuring an abundance of food, wine, and toasts (sometimes poetic, often lengthy, occasionally punctuated by song)
  3. DC’s first restaurant featuring all of the above

HOURS OF OPERATION

Brunch:  Sat & Sun: 10 am-3 pm

Lunch:   Tues - Fri: 11:30 am-3 pm

Dinner:  Sun - Thurs: 5 pm-10 pm

                Fri & Sat: 5 pm-11 pm


Happy Hour: Tues - Sun: 3 pm-6 pm

 

Location

1205 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone

(202) 789-1205

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Make a Reservation

Please call (202) 789-1205 to make a reservation or book them online by clicking the button below.
 

Supra is a uniquely Georgian dining experience. Multiple parties may be seated at our communal “supra” table in the center of the restaurant. Get to know your neighbors!

 

 

Private Dining

We offer a private dining room, the bar or the entire restaurant for your very own supra or other special event:  

  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Company Socials
  • Meetings & Presentations
  • Birthday Parties
  • Wedding Receptions

Please fill out the form or contact our owner: 
Laura Nelms
(202) 789-1205

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Private dining spaces are available for 2.5 hour windows either: 5:30pm to 8pm or 8:30pm-11:00pm. Other requested times may be considered for an additional fee.
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Our Team

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Malkhaz “Makho” Maisashvili
Executive Chef

Chef Malkhaz brings more than 20 years of experience with Georgian cuisine to the restaurant’s kitchen, having served as the executive chef at the Embassy of Georgia in Washington and at some of Georgia’s most popular and critically acclaimed eateries. 

Chef Malkhaz is honored to have the opportunity to introduce his beloved home country’s cuisine to guests at Supra. He serves a mix of classic Georgian dishes, as well as reinvented items that put his own personal spin on the food. Maisashvili seeks to provide a dining experience that goes beyond great food and includes excellent service as well as a warm, relaxed atmosphere that keeps guests coming back. 

Having begun cooking Georgian food at age 16, when he started as a prep cook at Hotel Iveria in Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi, Malkhaz has spent his entire career in the kitchen, where he feels most at home. Chef Malkhaz led the kitchens at a number of “M Group” restaurants in Georgia, including the Tbilisi standby, “In the Shadow of Metekhi.” There he prepared dinner for Supra owners Jonathan and Laura Nelms back in 2011, years before a mutual friend introduced them. 

When he’s not at work, Malkhaz enjoys experimenting in his kitchen at home to create new recipes and spending time with his family.  

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Lonnie Zoeller
Chef, Operations Manager

Lonnie comes to Supra fresh off stints as Executive Chef at Vinoteca. Before that he served as Sous Chef at Jose Andres’ Zaytinya. That was as close as he got to Georgian food before we hired him, but we knew from our first meeting he would be a perfect fit! After taking him to Tbilisi and the wine country of Kakheti, we are even more sure we made the right choice!

In addition to having all the right relationships – vendors, staff, etc. – in the DC restaurant scene, he also has a great eye for taking traditional preparations and making sure they work for the DC market. It has been a thrill to watch Malkhaz and Lonnie work together and make sure Supra walks the tightrope between tradition and contemporary Georgian cooking, ensuring authenticity while respecting the Georgian ethos of using seasonal and local ingredients!  

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Jamey Schwank
General Manager

Jamey Schwank is Supra’s General Manager. Jamey brings over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, covering several U.S. markets. Upon arriving in D.C., he immersed himself in large-scale projects such as working in concert with the historic Warner Theater for the 2008 & 2009 BET Honors Awards while running a profitable steak and seafood concept at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. 

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Juanita Wood-Mladenovic
Manager

A DC area native, Juanita has been a part of DC's hospitality industry for over 15 years.  Developing her experience and knowledge from casual to fine dining markets & hotel and entertainment venues. Juanita’s professional progression stems from serving, bartending, management and event coordinating. Throughout her career, she has committed herself to the financial success, guest satisfaction, and detailed training for various institutions. Here at Supra she is excited to work with a passionate and dedicated team to bring the Georgian Food and Wine culture to DC.

 
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Jonathan & Laura Nelms
Owners

Jonathan and Laura Nelms are the founders of Supra, Washington, DC’s first Georgian restaurant.  

Jonathan has long been fascinated with Georgia, starting as a teenager in Florida when a Georgian exchange student joined his high school Russian class. That was 1989, and the following year Jonathan became one of the first 50 Americans to live as a high school exchange student in the Soviet Union.  

Jonathan’s fascination with the region led to a legal career focusing on high-risk business transactions in the former Soviet Union. A fluent Russian speaker and Partner at the international law firm Baker McKenzie, he frequently travels to the region and lived, together with Laura and their daughters, for three years in Moscow. There they frequented the city’s many Georgian restaurants and observed the popularity of the cuisine among expats and locals alike.

Laura studied environmental science and policy at Yale before working for the DC Government and the American Forest Foundation. Since returning from Russia, Laura developed the school garden program at Lafayette Elementary School. In addition to laying out and planting the garden, she leads nutrition and environmental classes for the kids. At Supra, Laura is focusing on event planning and the retail space.

On their fifth-anniversary trip to Georgia in 2011, Jonathan and Laura fell in love with the country, especially the food and wine, and knew it was something they wanted to share with their friends and family back home. Serendipitously, they also dined at the Tbilisi restaurant ‘In the Shadow of Metekhi’ where Chef Malkhaz led the kitchen.

When they are not working, Jonathan and Laura spend time traveling, hiking, and visiting local farmers’ markets, and Jonathan is busy studying the Georgian language. They currently reside in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of DC with their girls, Leyla and Chloe, and their old dog, Tuly.

In The Press

For press inquiries please contact Charissa Benjamin or Elaine Mazanec at Savor PR.


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BRUNCH BUZZ: TOP 25 OF 2018

Date: 3/31/2018

Publication: On Tap Magazine


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D.C.'S BRUNCH HEATMAP. SPRING 2018 EDITION.

Date: 3/29/2018

Publication: Eater DC


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D.C.'S TOP COCKTAILS. SPRING 2018

Date: 3/23/2018

Publication: Eater DC


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UNCORK, UNWIND & ENJOY

Date: 3/6/2018

Publication: On Tap Magazine


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HANGOVER HELPER: SUPRA'S AJARULI KETSE BOSTNEULI

Date: 3/5/2018

Publication: Washington City Paper


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NEWCOMER SUPRA IS LEADING THE GEORGIAN WINE RENAISSANCE IN DC

Date: 2/9/2018

Publication: Eater DC


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6 BRUNCHES TO TRY THIS WEEKEND

Date: 2/9/2018

Publication: The Washington Post


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PODCAST EPISODE 49: OF GEORGIAN FOOD, CULTURE, AND TRADITION

Date: 1/30/2018

Publication: CSIS Podcast- Russian Roulette


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DC EATS: TOP 20 SPOTS OF 2017

Date: 1/27/2018

Publication: On Tap Magazine


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MAKE THESE 9 YOUR DINING-OUT RESOLUTIONS

Date: 1/5/2018

Publication: The Washington Post


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IN ANY LANGUAGE, SUPRA IS A GEORGIAN FEAST OF KHACHAPURI, KEBABS, AND AMBER WINE

Date: 1/3/2018

Publication: The Washington Post


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SUPRA SETS AN INVITING TABLE FOR A GEORGIAN TABLE

Date: December 29, 2017

Publication: The Washington Post


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8 NEW RESTAURANTS TO TRY AROUND WASHINGTON

Date: December 29, 2017

Publication: The Washington Post


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THE BEST THINGS WE ATE IN 2017

Date: December 29, 2017

Publication: The Hungry Lobbyist


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The Story Behind Supra's Eye-Catching New Artwork

Date: December 22, 2017

Publication: Washington City Paper


 

Gift Cards

The perfect gift for friends, family or business associates. Treat someone to a special dinner or night out at Supra. Our gift cards are the ideal way to show appreciation or celebrate a special occasion. 

 

Our Location

1205 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

 
 

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