Chez Billy’s replacement is here: Petworth’s new addition is Ten Tigers Parlour, an Asian restaurant and bar with food from chef Tim Ma.
The destination, opening Saturday, offers a small menu of Asian-influenced food like bao buns, soup dumplings, and donburi. not to mention $10 cocktails and boba tea. Eric and Ian Hilton, who also owned Chez Billy, as well as partner Scott Herman, are behind the bar’s new identity.
The space at 3813 Georgia Avenue, NW, is decorated with Victorian influences: the inspiration is a “19th century opium den,” according to a press release, and tea houses are an influence, too. Look inside and see Chinese paintings, . The restaurant is 3,200 square feet in size and stretches over two levels; it will eventually house a back patio. Find ornate furniture, tiled flooring, decorative screens, exposed brick, ornate chandeliers, and intricate ceiling details there. Take a full tour of the space, which will have daytime and evening hours, with the gallery above.