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Capitol Hill food+drink | A look inside Cook Weaver

We have told you a bit about the new food+drink life playing out inside Capitol Hill’s classic Loveless Building but we haven’t shown you what Cook Weaver looks like yet. Here are a few scenes from inside.

Cook Weaver from Nile Klein and chef Zac Reynolds opened in December with the promise of a comfortable dinner party for you and your neighbors.  “The type of food and cocktails are at home in fine dining,” Klein said, “But we want it to feel like a dinner party with friends.”

For a backdrop, the building’s old murals are back on display. Alexander Pushkin’s 19th Century Russian poem that inspired the paintings tells the story of three sisters — a cook, a weaver, and a wife — and involves a swan-turned-princess.

Cook Weaver is located at 806 E Roy. It is now open daily from 3 PM to 10 PM — 11:45 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. You can learn more at

Capitol Hill food+drink notes

  • Where did Angela Davis stop through after her Thursday night MLK celebration appearance at Town Hall? Ba Bar
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2 thoughts on “Capitol Hill food+drink | A look inside Cook Weaver

  1. This got me thinking about the first time that I was there, which was in the late 1980’s when it was Byzantion. If you have never been in the space, the Pushkin illustrations on the wall are worth any trip (the background at Cook Weaver’s website shows some of them: These beautiful paintings were created when the restaurant space first opened in 1931 as The Russian Samovar. Here is a fairly complete list of what has been in that space and when it opened (question marks denote lack of specific date)

    The Loveless Bldg. (originally The Studio Bldg.)
    Restaurant space at 806 E. Roy St.

    The Russian Samovar (1931-1970’s?)
    Byzantion (late 1970’s?-early 1980’s?)
    Bacchus (mid-1990’s?)
    Fork (2006)
    Coco La Ti Da (2007)
    Olivar (2008)
    Marron (2014)
    Cook Weaver (2017)