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Next Up for the Hilton Brothers – Georgetown: Cafe La Ruche becoming ‘Chez Billy Sud’ in August

by Prince Of Petworth June 25, 2014 at 11:20 am 16 Comments

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1039 31st Street, NW

I’m told that Cafe La Ruche will be closing July 1st and Chez Billy Sud will open in the refreshed space in August.

From Chez Billy:

“Eric and Ian Hilton, Washington, D.C.’s hometown neighborhood restaurant proprietors, announce their latest venture: Chez Billy Sud, the sister to Chez Billy, the highly-regarded French bistro in Petworth. Chez Billy Sud is slated to open in August 2014 at 1039 31st Street NW.

Named “Sud” for its location to the south of the original Chez Billy in Petworth, the 3000 square foot restaurant and patio will offer classic French cuisine focusing on France’s southern regions.

Chef Brendan L’Etoile will preside over both locations as Executive Chef. Chef de Cuisine, Richard Wagner, will oversee day-to-day operations in Petworth while L’etoile prepares Chez Billy Sud for its August opening.

“Around the city, we have led the charge to bring great dining in burgeoning neighborhoods, Petworth among them,” said Ian Hilton. “While Georgetown is already very much on the map, we believe there is still room for growth when it comes to dining options.”

The restaurant will feature 60 seats for indoor dining, a 60-seat patio offering a full menu, as well as a full bar and French-focused wine list. Chez Billy Sud will serve lunch and dinner daily and offer weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. It will be dark on Mondays to give the crew a much-needed day of rest.”

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