Mark It! Chez Billy Opens in Petworth This Sunday at 5:30pm!!!

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2012 at 10:30 am 19 Comments

3815 Georgia Ave, NW

What started as sweet scuttlebutt in 2009 is finally a reality! Chez Billy is located in the historic Billy Simpson’s House of Seafood building at 3815 Georgia Ave, NW.

This is what it used to look like just three years ago:

Here’s what the inside looked like in 2010:

Final touches were ongoing when I stopped by yesterday but this is a taste of what it looks like now:

Chez Billy comes to you from the Hilton brothers (Marvin, Gibson, Blackbyrd, Brixton, and more) and developer Chris Donatelli. See y’all Sunday!

  • Anonymous

    it almost looked like they were open last night…

  • Prince Of Petworth

    They have had/will be having some events but they officially open to the public on Sunday.

  • Excellent! So glad this has come to fruition.

  • dat

    Does anyone know if they have a private dining room?

  • NoLongerNew2CH

    The latest in what is turning into a really fun Spring for northern Columbia Heights / lower Petworth openings … first DC Reynolds (yet to try), then Maple (and it is, I’m happy to report, really, really good), now Chez Billy which will totally transform the commercial character of that portion of Georgia Ave. (and looks gorgeous), with El Chucho’s (May), Kangaroo Boxing Club (June) and the Room 11 expansion and the new diner (May through Julyish) all on tap. The competition will be intense, but then again, there are also a lot of new residential condos / apartments in the area, and I think it will start to become (if it has not already) a destination for folks from outside walking distance. Great stuff!

    • Neighbor


  • bfinpetworth

    So I just made a reservation for Sunday night on Opentable, and interestingly it is identified as being in the “U Street Corridor” neighborhood. What the heck!? At least put it in the Columbia Heights/Brightwood neighborhood!

  • Can’t wait!! Does anyone know if it’s open for brunch Sunday or only in the evening?

    • Nevermind! Missed the time in the headline! We’ll be there in the evening then!

  • Mgmt

    A little more information for posters, etc. Chez Billy will be open for dinner daily starting on Sunday at 5:30. We plan to be ready to kickoff brunch (definitely Sunday, maybe Saturdays as well) within a couple of weeks.

    Open Table stuck us in U Street Corridor – not sure what that’s about. Very excited to be in Petworth and look forward to getting to know our new neighbors.

    • caballero

      Does the bar open before 5:30? The Looking Glass and Blue Banana don’t open until 4:00 or so (I think), and it would be nice to have a place in the area where I can get a beer early on a Friday afternoon.

    • CoHi Birthday Gal

      What is the capacity of Chez Billy?
      I was hoping to host my birthday party there on May 19th.
      Would a party of 35-50 be possible?

    • Petworth Resident

      What’s the menu going to look like? I know it’s French cuisine, I was just hoping to see a menu soon. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    • Anonymous

      Welcome to zee neighborhood, friends! Gonna give you lots of my money! Draft beers available?

  • parkviewj

    Beautiful inside!! Can’t wait to try myself.

  • jl

    Oh wow, that looks awesome! Can’t wait to walk down the street and try this place out. Really happy to see so many nice bars and restaurants opening up in Petworth.

  • Matt G

    Is there a website? Or a Facebook page? Or a twitter account?

  • Great news!

  • Against my general rule of not trying out new restaurants until they have been open at least a month, I’ll be there tonight! Can’t wait.


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