Seymour Rich, 93, a Washington restaurateur who owned and operated Rich’s Restaurant and the Golden Table, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 4 at Collingswood nursing home in Rockville.
The death was confirmed by his daughter, Jacqueline Hausler.
Mr. Rich was in the Washington restaurant business for more than 50 years, beginning in 1938 when he opened Seymour’s at 9th and H streets Northwest.
For 26 years, until the mid-1970s, he operated Rich’s, at 19th and E streets Northwest, across the street from the Interior Department. This was a Kosher-style restaurant, specializing in items such as corned beef sandwiches and blintzes.
In 1970, with his wife, Florence, and their son, Ronald, Mr. Rich opened the Golden Table, which was near the State Department and the Kennedy Center. They ran this business for 16 years before selling it.
Later Mr. Rich owned and operated smaller carryout and sandwich shops, such as Rich’s: More than a Deli, in Rockville and elsewhere in the Maryland suburbs.