“Ben’s Upstairs Brings ‘Southern With A Twist of the Caribbean’ to H Street”

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2016 at 10:15 am 5 Comments

10th and H Street, NE

More info on Ben’s Upstairs taking over the TEN 01 space from a press release:

“Ben’s Upstairs, the newest full-service dining experience from the family that brought D.C. the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl and the now 8 year old Ben’s Next Door is now open at 1001 H Street, NE. The space sits above Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street and was formerly occupied by TEN 01.

courtesy Ben’s Upstairs

The restaurant is owned by the Ben Ali Family and features new dishes such as stuffed yucca with gouda and guava sauce; a flash-fried oyster po-boy with citrus aioli, garden lettuce and concasse; and whole fried snapper served with coconut mojo and plantains reflecting the Caribbean and Southern influences of the Ali Family’s heritage. The extensive bar offerings include signature cocktails and craft beers on tap.

“Ben Ali was born in Trinidad and his wife Virginia Ali is from Southern Virginia. We want our exciting new menu to reflect those roots of the family,” says Director of Operations Manuel Iguina. “Our new management team is committed to focusing on superior customer service, to ensure an experience that’s on par with the best dining in D.C.”

courtesy Ben’s Upstairs

Ben’s Upstairs is located at 1001 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. The restaurant’s year-round rooftop deck features spectacular views of the vibrant H ST corridor and is available to rent out for groups and special occasions with up to 80 guests.

Check out full menus here.

Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4 PM – 12 AM
Wednesday: 4 PM – 12 AM
Thursday: 4 PM – 12 AM
Friday: 4 PM – 1 AM
Saturday: 11 AM – 1 AM (Brunch served 11am – 3pm)
Sunday: 11 AM – 10 PM (Brunch served all day)”


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