Posts Tagged ‘Ian Hilton’

Hilton Brothers Will Expand to Georgetown with Chez Billy Sud

Brothers Eric and Ian Hilton have built their restaurant empire around up-and-coming dining neighborhoods like U Street NW and, more recently, Petworth. So it came as a bit of a surprise when the team behind Marvin, The Gibson, The Brixton, and others announced yesterday that their next restaurant will be in… Georgetown? The new spot, located […]

Hanoi House Transforms Into Den of Thieves This Weekend

The space belonging to restaurateur Eric Hilton at 2005 14th St. NW has gone through many identities in its two-and-a-half year life span—Blackbyrd Warehouse, Hanoi House, a test kitchen for Maketto, and as of tomorrow, Den of Thieves. Like its predecessor, Den of Thieves will focus on street-style Asian food plus cocktails—all under $10. The revamped 50-seat venue […]

Not-a-Taqueria El Rey Opens Today With Mostly Tacos

"It's not a taqueria," says Ian Hilton of the new "Mexican beer garden" El Rey. "But we're going to focus on tacos." The not-taqueria from Ian and his brother Eric Hilton, who also own places like The Brixton, Satellite Room, and Marvin, opens today at 9th and U streets NW, serving at least nine varieties […]

Chez Middling: The Hilton Brothers Come to Petworth With Cool Vibe, So-So Food

Stepping into Eric Hilton’s newest restaurant, Chez Billy, I thought back to my first visit to one of his establishments, Dragonfly. I remember the old place. Sort of. The design of the Dupont Circle eatery, with its stark white palette and minimalist furnishings, seemed strikingly chic, especially for D.C. in the early to mid-2000s. Japanese […]

Petworth Goes Parisienne: Chez Billy Now Open On Georgia Ave.

"Chez Billy is about cooking what I love—classic French cuisine," says Brendan L'Etoile. The former sous chef at Marvin has been put in charge of his own kitchen as part of operators Eric and Ian Hilton's fast-growing empire of bars and restaurants in the District. L'Etoile's chosen French theme is a first for the Hiltons, […]

Thanks Pho The Memories: Good Food, Fond Reflections on Fallen Chef at Vietnamese Pop-Up

They called it the "Thang-In-Cheek." This delicious cocktail, made with Belvedere vodka, lime juice, plum syrup, thai basil, and a splash of soda, stood in fitting tribute to the late Toki Underground chef Thang Le, who tragically passed away last month—just days before he was scheduled to cook at a much-anticipated Vietnamese-themed pop-up event, dubbed […]

Most Ridiculous Restaurant Excuse of the Year? ‘The Pickles Have Been Put Away’

I've heard some pretty lame excuses for bad service at all sorts of restaurants in my lifetime, but the line of complete horse shit that I was served at American Ice Company one night last week easily takes top honors for most pathetic pretense of 2011. All my dining companion and I wanted was a […]

Hilton Brothers’ Chez Billy Aims For January Opening in Petworth

Prolific restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton's long-delayed latest effort, the French-style bistro Chez Billy, is on track for a January 2012 opening in Petworth. HuffPo DC has the scoop. Brendan L'Etoile, currently the sous chef at the Hilton's 14th Street hotspot Marvin, will be running the kitchen.  A menu is still in the works. Illustration […]

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