For Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose and Maydan, being a restaurant owner is a personal endeavor that’s deeply connected to her experience growing up as a daughter of a Sicilian father and Lebanese mother.
“I’m in this for every woman who felt less than growing up because she looked different or someone told them that being different was bad,” said Previte, when she participated in Resy’s 2020 Women of Food series. “I started making food for people that was the food that made me ‘weird’ growing up, and the world finally understood, appreciated and now celebrates those differences.”
Previte’s restaurants are just two of the many of women-owned restaurants in DC that you can find on Resy. Throughout the months of May and June, Resy is celebrating female restaurant industry leaders through its ongoing series, The Women of Food.
The series mantra is simple: Behind every great restaurant is a woman. The following women-owned restaurants in DC, all available to book on Resy, are proof of that.
Beau Thai – Shaw
Brightwood Pizza by ANXO
Emmy Squared Navy Yards
Rooster & Owl
Tail Up Goat
1310 Kitchen & Bar