Requin: Empire builder Mike Isabella is finally bringing seafood-forward Requin across the river to D.C., though he and chef Jennifer Carroll are making significant changes to the restaurant they’ve cultivated in Mosaic District.
“It’s going to be a totally different menu,” Isabella says to Eater, noting that he and Carroll are determined to create a unique experience — albeit still strongly influenced by Gallic and Mediterranean cooking — for both District residents and those who’ve embraced them in Northern Virginia.
“I want to make it a destination place,” he says. Expect about three dozen cheeses as well as French charcuterie. And Isabella is psyched about the “big wine program.”
The 4,500-square-foot space boasts 40-foot ceilings, 1,000-square-feet of patio space, a glass-wrapped exterior that can open up during warmer months. ETA: October