Special Report

Saddest Restaurant Closings of 2019

26. Proof
> Washington, D.C.

This wine-centric Penn Quarter establishment, described by Eater as “game-changing,” closed in early February. In its nearly 10 years of life, Proof earned numerous favorable reviews and high ratings, and a place on virtually every local “best restaurants” list. Lease issues were to blame. “Unfortunately we’ve been unable to reach a viable agreement with our landlord to continue Proof in its current location,” said owner Jason Kuller in a statement.

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