Newly released renderings of Julii reveal a refined and modern backdrop for the all-day global comfort food restaurant landing in North Bethesda later this summer.
The debut standalone French-Mediterranean restaurant from the founders of fast-casual chain Cava is shooting to open in mid-September at the growing Pike & Rose complex (11915 Grand Park Avenue).
The team engaged local design firm HapstakDemetriou+ to craft the ideal day-to-night setting for Julii, which will pivot from a coffee shop to a more sophisticated eatery serving French fare and cocktails.
The architect is no stranger to creating spaces that resemble jewel boxes; the firm is also behind Navy Yard’s stunning glass-enclosed District Winery.
Glowing orbs will hover from above at Julii, with draped LED rope lights stretching across the ceiling. The centerpiece of the space is the bar, adorned with a gold leaf-lined dome. Other design accents include brass fixtures and green upholstery.
An open kitchen will showcase cooking of its newly-named executive chef Sasha Felikson, an alum of Asian-inspired eatery Doi Moi. He’ll be handling breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare, including croissants, shakshuka, and roast chicken.