Eater DC recently spoke with Pitaya Phanphensophon, founder and CEO of global restaurant group Mango Tree about his first U.S. restaurant, set to open at CityCenterDC at the end of this year. Since then, a press release shed more light on what diners can expect from Mango Tree's Washington outpost. Here's what to know:
· Mango Tree is on track to open in December of this year.
· The two-story restaurant will have 140 seats in the upstairs dining room and a 45-seat bar and lounge on the first floor. There will also be a seasonal outdoor terrace with 24 seats.
· Expect to try dishes from Thailand's four main culinary regions. Tom yum lobster, red curry with duck breast and apricot, char-grilled prime steak with spicy tamarind sauce and spring chicken satay will all be on the menu.
· Acclaimed Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán says that the restaurant will feature cement tile, dark wood and dramatic light fixtures.
· In the press release, Pitaya Phanphensophon says that he and Richard Sandoval are "culinary soul mates." Sandoval is Mango Tree's local partner for the Washington outpost.
Mango Tree will be located at 929 H St NW Washington, DC 20001.