L'Hommage Bistro Francais will open later this September in Mt. Vernon triangle, where they'll make their own bread and highlight a wide wine selection at 450 K St. NW.
The French restaurant, from owner Hakan Ilhan (Alba Osteria) has room for 176 people with an 82-seat patio. It will have its own boulangerie for making breads and pastries daily. The design for the 6,500 square foot restaurant is from Norris Design, and also sports two semi private dining rooms. Wine is displayed throughout the main dining room and they'll serve more than 200 French wines. The design is inspired by turn-of-the-century casual restaurants in Paris, with cafe and bistro tables, red wicker, a marble bar, a tiled staircase and other accents.
Chef Joshua Laban Perkins is behind the menu, and he's worked at Le Bernadin and Brasserie Le Coze and Globe in Atlanta. Look for dishes like steak tartare, French onion soup, escargot, fried chicken liver fettucine, coq a vin and much more. The boulangerie will open this Friday, while the dining room isn't scheduled to debut until Sept. 11.