Spark

Caribbean-Inspired Smokehouse

Providing a modern take on traditional Caribbean street food and BBQ dishes, Spark brings a unique communal dining experience to the Bloomingdale neighborhood.  Housed in the historic Engine Company 12 firehouse, guests are invited to enjoy our sumptuous appetizers and bar snacks and then build a feast to share from our jerked and smoked meats.  Each item on our menu is meticulously created from scratch by Executive Chef Peter Prime.  Craft cocktails and surprising desserts all offer a little spark of their own.  Dinner at Spark is an unparalleled dining experience in Washington, DC!

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"The combined effect of the food, staff and ambience was phenomenally relaxing.  The blending of cuisine is to be admired. A great place to come, relax and enjoy it all." - Giselle

"BONE MARROW IS INSANE!!!"

"WOW! So much fun, it was a great experience + unique and fun! Very creative dishes.  Seating is very comfy, you feel at home here." - Ellie

"#NYAR - Not Your Average Restaurant!" - Joyce

"The tri tip is AMAZING! I'm a big fan of barbequed and smoked meats, the tri tip here is, by far, my favorite" - Mike

 

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Rib-sticking Caribbean delights pop at Bloomingdale's new Spark

The Washington Post

by Tom Sietsema | February 23, 2018

Jenna Mack had no interest in becoming a restauranteur.  An events professional, she bought Old Engine 12 in Bloomingdale more for the party space than anything else.

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Reimagined Spark Brings Funky Fair Foods to Bloomingdale

Eater - Washington, DC

by Tierney Plumb | February 1, 2018

Bloomingdale’s Old Engine 12 restaurant enters a new chapter this month, swapping its clunky furniture for comfortable seating and refining its menu to include creative sharable plates and whimsical desserts.

 
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Dig Into Caribbean Food in This 19th-Century Firehouse

Washingtonian

by Mimi Montgomery | January 29, 2018

Caribbean street food and whimsical desserts will replace bar snacks at a new restaurant in a 121-year-old fire station in Bloomingdale.