Johnny  Spero

Chef, Owner
Johnny Spero


About Johnny Spero

Johnny Spero is the chef and owner of Reverie, a Modern New American restaurant in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He is also the head chef of Derek Brown's Columbia Room. Spero was born and raised in the small town of Phoenix, MD, near the Pennsylvania state line. A triplet, his parents would not allow him or his siblings to get a driver’s license without being employed first, so he got a job at an American bistro as a busboy. After a few weeks he made the move to the back of the house, where he immediately felt at home. Spero found that being in a kitchen grabbed him in a way that school never did.

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champagne and roses
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Modern, Full Bar, Cocktail, Downtown
"I’ve had many loves in my life and each one, for whatever reason passed, enriched me, made me better, stronger, more me. But there is one love that has never left and is my very heart: @columbiaroom. Two years ago it opened in its new space, making it officially seven-years-old in total. It is dear to me and so is every person who has crossed its threshold. Happy Anniversary, Happy Valentines Day, Columbia Room! May our love never wane! #anniversary"
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