French Bistro coming to 450 K Street, NW in June 2015

More good bistro news – the Washington Business Journal reports:

“Hakan Ilhan, who owns Alba Osteria at 425 Eye St. NW, has signed a lease for a 6,361-square-foot space at 450 K Street NW, the m.flats apartment building from Kettler. The restaurant will be called L’Hommage Bistro Francais and combine a full-service bistro with a bakery, cafe and grab-and-go sandwich option at lunch.”

Sounds very promising! Any fans of Alba Osteria?

The MVTCID says:

“Look for this new addition to Mount Vernon Triangle’s growing culinary choices in June 2015.”

3 Comment

  • Love having lots more restaurant options in my booming neighborhood! I suspect the new French bistro/bakery will do well at that location (although Alba is Italian, so if it’s the same folks, I’m not sure about their change in country!). I’m also curious about what should be very strong competition from Baked & Wired that’s supposed to move in practically next door. Alba’s happy hour is good. I like the wood-fired pizzas. Their weekend brunch service seems to be popular, although I’m not one of those all-you-can eat and bottomless drinks kind of person.

    • Interesting point re: competition with Baked & Wired. That hadn’t occurred to me. I wonder how many their offerings will overlap? If I remember correctly, Baked & Wired sells all kinds of baked goods, but really focuses on cupcakes and bar cookies. I imagine the French bistro would sell more breads and flaky pastries like croissants. The announcement of both openings makes me worry that the nice little Le Pain Quotidien on Mass Ave, which never seems very busy as-is, might not survive.

  • Alba is great. I’m looking forward to this!

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