David Winer was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts and has lived in Washington, DC for the past 22 years. He resides in Shaw.
David has spent 34 years in professional restaurant management, beginning in 1984 at the Division Sixteen in Boston, MA. He opened his first restaurant, WPA, a casual American, in 1991 in Miami Beach. In 1993, he and partners opened Grillfish Miami Beach soon followed by Grillfish Boston. He moved to DC in 1996 to open the third Grillfish. In 2002, he and his partners separated but he retained principal ownership of Grillfish DC.
In 2003, along with new partners Antonio Oquendo and Josh Hahn, EatWell DC Management was formed as Logan Tavern, a casual neighborhood eatery, opened in Logan Circle, DC. The partners followed with Merkado Kitchen in 2005, also located in Logan Circle. In 2007 they opened The Heights, another casual American, in the newly emerging Columbia Heights neighborhood. In 2009 Merkado Kitchen was transformed into Commissary, a very casual neighborhood eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the spring of 2012, EatWell DC opened its fifth restaurant, The Pig. It serves pork centric and nose to tail cuisine, again in Logan Circle. In 2014 The Heights was sold. In the fall of 2016 the latest EatWell DC concept was born in Shaw, The Bird, serving all things poultry with an emphasis on vegetables.
Seven years ago, the partners purchased a small farm for growing natural produce. The long term goal is to provide fresh, natural vegetables to all five of its restaurants in the EatWell DC group for the bulk of the growing season.