Executive Chef and Owner Frederik De Pue has a new restaurant — his 7th — opening this month.
The Henri, named after his grandfather, will be located between the National and Warner theaters at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Slated to open February 15th, Henri will be an 8,000-square-foot modern bistro that features both communal and private dining with versatile one-of-a-kind rooms, including access to the building’s rooftop space that overlooks the Mall.
The front of the restaurant is for regular reservations and walk-ins. It features an open kitchen with a unique Bonnet rotisserie with daily specials, plus a wine bar and a full bar with high-top seating.
The rest of the restaurant has six private dining rooms — actually eight separate spaces in total — only accessible via a hostess stand or private entrance. All six private dining rooms surround a separate central kitchen and butcher block allowing for completely custom food and beverage menus. In addition, private dining rooms offer insulated acoustics, full A/V systems, and have access to a separate bar, ensuring a safe and cozy environment to enjoy.
“I wanted to offer flexible, modular private dining spaces to accommodate any type of gathering,” said De Pue. “The Henri is meant to be a unique experience for everyone as the possibilities are endless.”
“Whether you’re dining in the main restaurant or hosting a party in a private room, you’ll experience impeccable service, seasonal menus, and an inviting atmosphere.”