Scott Hamilton, owner of Hamilton’s Bar & Grill and DC resident for the past 10 years, originally hails from Massachusetts. Chef Graig Glufling went to culinary school at Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island. Both share a love for New England and its staple seafood fare. Glufling also knows a thing or two about pizza, having been the executive chef at Matchbox. He created and executed the menu that won them Best New Restaurant in 2004. Hamilton and Glufling are working together to combine their passions and bring you The Liberty Tree.

Why The Liberty Tree? Where’d that name come from? Well…

The Sons of Liberty were a secret organization of American patriots who originally gathered under a large elm tree in Boston to protest the Stamp Act in 1765. Under that same tree, they lynched two tax collectors in effigy. It was then The Liberty Tree was born. The Sons of Liberty’s motto was, “no taxation without representation.” In a city where the standard-issue license plate plays off that very phrase, what better name for a meeting place with the tastes of home?

The Liberty Tree, located in the heart of the Atlas District, is a place for present-day revolutionaries to gather. It is a warm, inviting restaurant featuring white table cloth caliber New England style seafood and wood oven pizza in an upscale, casual dining atmosphere.