: It looks like an Instagram post wasn't even quite solid enough of a source, as there's now been a press release that Whaley's
is officially opening on Monday, May 16. The web site has been updated with that date, and reservations can now be made.
It was a little circuitous, but this evening on Instagram Whaley's announced
that it will be opening its doors on Saturday, May 14th.
(The folks on the Yards Instagram account "got too excited" and announced an earlier date, which the Whaley's Instagram account corrected in the comments, as seen in the screen shot.)
The official web site still says "Opening Soon
but the dinner and drinks menus are now posted
and the menus are "coming soon" as well (UPDATED
because I'm an idjit). The hours
(which I'm guessing are not the permanent ones) are listed as 5 to 10 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 5 to midnight Thursday through Saturday, with the kitchen closing at 11 pm.
The seafood and raw bar is located in the Lumber Shed
at the Yards Park, in the ground-floor space between Osteria Morini and Agua 301, facing the park's overlook and the Anacostia River.
The web site's About page gives the lowdown on the Whaley's theme, and that "there was indeed a man named Whaley," who was the commodore of the Maryland Navy early in the Revolutionary War, and then became the first casualty in the Maryland Navy in the Revolutionary War.