Alba Osteria Owner Hakan Ilhan to Open French Restaurant in MVT

The Washington Business Journal just reported that Hakan Ilhan, who owns Alba Osteria at 425 Eye St. NW, has signed a lease for a 6,361-square-foot space at 450 K Street NW, the m.flats apartment building from Kettler.

The restaurant will be called L’Hommage Bistro Francais and combine a full-service bistro with a bakery, cafe and grab-and-go sandwich option at lunch.

The 220-seat restaurant will include two private dining rooms that can be combined to seat 120.

The new restaurant is expected to open on July of next year.

“Mount Vernon Triangle is a fabulous neighborhood with diverse cultures and experiences. I look forward to opening a French restaurant next summer and perhaps a Turkish one down the road.”