Changes are in the works for restaurateur Mike Isabella and chef Jennifer Carroll’s French-Mediterranean restaurant in the Mosaic District. Starting next year, Requinwill undergo renovations and transform into a casual French brasserie.
Requin, which means “shark” in French, began as a pop-up in the Fairfax development. Isabella and Carroll decided to make it a permanent fixture after positive feedback, while also developing a second branch of the eatery for the Wharfin DC. Now that the Southwest waterfront project is coming together for an October debut, Isabella wants to differentiate the two locations—somewhat similar to his locations of Kapnos, which include the more rustic Kapnos Kouzina and seafood-centric Kapnos Taverna.