Le Grenier (502 H Street) will begin cooking French dishes for dinner and brunch (weekends only) this Sunday. We sat down with co-owner Marie Ziar to learn more about the restaurant and to take a tour of the beautifully renovated space.
Le Grenier will be a sister restaurant to Le Chat Noir in Friendship Heights. Marie Ziar explained that she and her husband chose to open their second restaurant on H Street because H Street is an exciting and booming area that she feels also has a real sense of community. While Le Chat Noir has a more formal and traditional French feel, Marie Ziar explained that their goal for Le Grenier is to have a more modern atmosphere that will tailor to H Street’s younger crowd. Le Grenier will be a restaurant first and will make food the priority (as opposed to some places on H Street that focus on alcohol but also offer food) but will also have an extensive cocktail and French wine list.
All of their food will have a French focus and will be made from scratch. They will not have a incredibly long menu but will change it every three months to reflect the new season. They plan on serving food that is fresh and authentic but not terribly expensive.