About New Heights

2317 Calvert Street NW,Washington DC 20008

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New Heights was founded by Umbi Singh in 1986. The new owners and staff are proud of their long tradition of culinary excellence and personal involvement in every facet of the business, and that tradition inspires their loyal patrons.

Zagat Survey reports “New Heights sets the standard for creativity year after year – Top honors for food, service, Sunday Brunch, and stylish decor.”


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Chef Jose Molina

We’ve learned never to settle for less than the finest and freshest ingredients.

We brought our tradition of hard work, desire for excellence, and most importantly Passion.

 Chef Jose started cooking at the age of 16, his mentors taught him to respect each ingredient, make everything with passion, and be as creative as he can possibly be. Buying the best seasonal ingredients can make all the difference in the world. Growing up in Bolivia, Latin flavors had a powerful impact on him becoming the chef he is now and was his gateway to international influences. He enjoys the theater of cooking, and the searing sound from a cast-iron skillet is music to his ears. He loves using all his senses to create a perfectly balanced dish. New Heights is my American Dream.



Passion for innovative New American cuisine crafted from the season’s bounty, entices locals, presidents, dignitaries, and travelers.

Washington Post

New Heights, a longtime favorite, undergoes a delicious reinvention

Gourmet Magazine


Wine Spectator


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