Brasserie Capitale, by the family who owns the much loved Aioli Bodega Espanola, is expected to open to the public on Monday, May 11, Cowtown Eats has learned.
Construction has been progressing quickly over the last several months, and even with the windows covered with paper, it's apparent that the interior has been fully transformed.
Per an article last summer in Sactown Mag:
Led by proprietor Aziz Bellarbi-Salah (who also owns midtown’s Aioli and The Grand wine bar) and classically trained French chef Christophe Cornet (the former private chef to the Maloof family), the brasserie will replace its predecessor’s dark booths and shadowy corners with sweeping drapes, bright red accents, a cast-metal bar and striking light fixtures, thanks to the “great vision,” says Bellarbi-Salah, of San Francisco-based designer Sherman Warren.
“We are going as bright and light as we can,” says Bellarbi-Salah. “There will be some drama to the place—it’s meant to approach elegance, but still be funky so it can be comfortable. We are trying to [become] a regular, everyday French restaurant, kind of like what you’d find on a corner in Paris.”
Brasserie Capitale was first announced in March 2014, and at that time, they expected to open Summer 2014. Nearly a year later, they are on the cusp of opening.
I work nearby and can't wait for another quality option for lunch and dinner in the area.
When it opens Brasserie Capitale will be located at 1201 K Street.
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