Restaurants + Bars

Tail Up Goat

Washington, DC

Client Profile

A laid-back neighborhood restaurant from alumni of DC dining institutions Komi and Little Serow, Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan is a nod to the U.S. Virgin Islands with an emphasis on soulful yet sophisticated fare.

Project Scope

For their first venture, the owners of Tail Up Goat turned to Streetsense to design a space that created a casual and convivial experience with refined food. Located on the ground floor of a new condo building, the 3,200 SF space lacked a distinctive character yet needed to convey a personal and charming quality. To reflect the Caribbean upbringing of one of the owners, custom chairs and booths in cheery yellows and blues lend a lightness to the space and seascape-inspired ombré murals create a maritime air. Painted wooden slats and angled ceiling spars shape the space and a waxed teak bar with a curved edge creates warmth. In its first year, the restaurant has become a valued gathering place for other chefs and restaurateurs and has earned a Michelin star.


  • Concept Visioning
  • Construction Documentation
  • Contract Administration
  • Design Development
  • FF&E
  • Schematic Design