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James Beard Nominee Kevin Tien to Open New Restaurant in Capitol Hill

By Gary Duff | September 17, 2018 | Food & Drink

James Beard-nominated chef Kevin Tien will open a new restaurant, Emilie's, at 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue in Spring 2019.


Emilie's will be located at Penn Eleven in Capitol Hill.

“Two years ago, we opened Himitsu,” Tien said in a statement. “Taking my passion for Japanese cuisine, but pushing the envelope and getting our guests out of their comfort zones was exciting. I’m looking forward to writing the next chapter and sharing my passion with the community on a larger scale and a different service style.”

The new eatery will have a seasonal menu that changes daily and include both a large plates and a small a la carte offering. Various dishes will be made available via rotating food carts that will circulate the dining room.

The 3,313 square-foot space, once a Frager's Hardware store, will boast 70 dining room seats and 30 bar seats.

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