D.C restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton are continuing to expand into Virginia with the opening of a new neighborhood bistro in Arlington this fall.
Cafe Colline (4536 Lee Highway) will draw menu inspiration from lauded French sister spot Chez Billy Sud in Georgetown. Chez Billy Sud chef Brendan L’Etoile will lead the new opening, which was first reported by ArlNow. The vacant space in Arlington most recently housed New Zealand-themed Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe and Gallery, which shuttered nearly a year ago after being sold by its long-running owner.
Dishes are expected to include all-day provencal fish soup, pork rillette, and steak frites.
The 50-seat space will feature outdoor seating, ample parking (unlike Georgetown), and reservations for dinner.
Meanwhile, the Hilton brothers — also behind Marvin, Players Club, Gaslight Tavern, and a plethora of other drinking destinations across D.C. — are also working on planting a previously announced French bistro at Fairfax’s Mosaic District. Parc de Ville will slide into the same space where RJ Cooper‘s Gypsy Soul and Mike Isabella‘s Requin Brasserie both failed, reported Washingtonian. Parc de Ville is expected to arrive this fall.
- Hilton Brothers Bringing ‘Cafe Colline’ to Lee Heights Shops [ArlNow]
- A French Bistro From the Hilton Brothers Will Replace Requin Brasserie in Mosaic District [W]
- Cassatt’s Hasn’t Been Operating, Fueling Fears About Its Future [ArlNow]
- Restaurants, Kids’ Clothing Boutique Coming to Mosaic District [ArlNow]