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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!

 

supras at Supra

After the supra photo by Fabian Greitemann

After the supra photo by Fabian Greitemann

What’s a “supra”?

In case you missed it above, a “supra” is a celebratory feast, featuring tons of food, plenty of wine, and toasts courtesy of a ‘tamada,’ sort of a super-toastmaster in charge of keeping the party going. (See above for the aftermath of a great supra we attended last year in Georgia!)

How can you experience a supra without flying all the way to Tbilisi (not that that’s not a great idea)?

Easy! Join us at Supra every month for our regular ‘supra at Supra’ events. As with any good supra, we will have khachapuri, khinkali, and much more (including plenty of vegetarian/vegan options) along with some of our favorite wines to go with the tamada’s toasts.

How do I get in on one?

Just buy a ticket! (See below.) Your $140 ticket covers everything for the feast, which starts at 8 pm and usually runs three hours or so, including all food, wine (or non-alcoholic beverages), desserts, tax and tips. Come with friends and make some more at our supra table!

when’s the next one?

We are excited - and our tamadas are excited - to get back to work after a long summer! Our upcoming supras are:

September 19, 8pm: Click HERE to purchase tickets for the September supra at Supra!

October 17, 8 pm: Click HERE to purchase tickets for the October supra at Supra!

November 21, 8 pm: Click HERE to purchase tickets for the November supra at Supra!

Check back here or sIgn up for our newsletter (see above at “stay in touch”) for news about future supras!

 

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

The private dining room and Supra table 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.

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

Our Team

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SUPRA CULINARY TEAM

The Culinary Team leads the Supra kitchen, offering refined takes on Georgian classics and original dishes built on Georgian flavors. In doing so, they ensure that Supra maintains balance between tradition and contemporary Georgian cooking, ensuring authenticity while respecting the Georgian ethos of using seasonal and local ingredients.

  • Chef Lonnie Zoeller, who traveled to Georgia with Supra’s owners back in 2017, brings some 30 years of kitchen experience to Supra, where he serves as Director of Culinary Operations. Previously he led the kitchen at Jose Andres’ Mediterranean-themed Zaytinya and served as Executive Chef at wine bar & restaurant Vinoteca.

  • Chef Alfredo Martinez, Supra’s Chef de Cuisine, has worked with Chef Lonnie for over 15 years at Vinoteca and beyond. A workhorse in the kitchen, Chef Alfredo manages busy daytime and evening shifts and keeps us running when the pressure is on.

  • Georgia native Ani Kandelaki serves as Sous Chef. Chef Ani runs daytime shifts and works with Chef Lonnie and the rest of the kitchen to update our menu on a seasonal basis, helping ensure that Supra maintains authenticity in new dishes and traditional dishes alike. 

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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.

Join Our Team!

Knowledge of Georgian food and wine NOT required. We’ll train you!
(But if you do know Georgian food and wine, we want to meet you!)

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In The Press

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


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2019 BIB GOURMANDS

Date: 9/6/2018

Publication: Michelin Guide


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ADJIKA: A GEORGIAN CONDIMENT THAT BRINGS FIRE TO THE TABLE

Date: 8/2/2018

Publication: The Washington Post


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WHY YOU SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO GEORGIAN WINE

Date: 7/2/2018

Publication: Wine Enthusiast


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AMERICA’S 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS 2018

Date: 6/12/2018

Publication: Wine Enthusiast


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BRUCH 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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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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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: 12/29/2017

Publication: The Washington Post


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8 NEW RESTAURANTS TO TRY AROUND WASHINGTON

Date: 12/29/2017

Publication: The Washington Post


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THE BEST THINGS WE ATE IN 2017

Date: 12/29/2017

Publication: The Hungry Lobbyist


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The Story Behind Supra's Eye-Catching New Artwork

Date: 12/22/2017

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

 
 

Contact Us

Have a question about Supra? Feel free to drop us a line by filling out the contact form. One of our team members will be in touch shortly. 

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