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Citronelle temporarily closed due to water damage

Thursday - 7/12/2012, 3:51pm  ET

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Le Madeleine, which is also connected to the Latham Hotel, is also forced to close its doors. (WTOP/John Aaron)

WASHINGTON - Water damage will temporarily close Georgetown destination Citronelle, and potentially the hotel that houses it as well, according to a spokeswoman for the restaurant.

Both venues suffered water damage, though how significant is unclear at this point. Recent storms have plagued the general Washington area, including last week's derecho that caused major power outages regionwide.

Citronelle spokeswoman Mel Davis confirmed the closure via email and said it could last up to a few months. She said she could offer no further details at this time about the closure or damages.

An employee at the front desk of the hotel declined to comment on the matter and said the general manager was unavailable.

The Latham Hotel is located at 3000 M St. NW in the Georgetown neighborhood of D.C. Citronelle, the restaurant within, is one of the city's premiere fine dining destinations (and one of its priciest restaurants). It is the first D.C. restaurant from celebrity chef Michel Richard, who also oversees such destinations as Central.

Top Shelf will update you when any further information is available.