Eater DC: Inside Bar Chinois, a Scene-y New Spot for Dim Sum and Cocktails Full of French Spirits
Thursday September 23, 2021
Eater DC: “Inside Bar Chinois, a Scene-y New Spot for Dim Sum and Cocktails Full of French Spirits”
September 22, 2021
From the article:
The green neon sign in the men’s bathroom at Bar Chinois tells customers what they’re in for, even if many of them won’t be able to read the Chinese characters that spell it out. “Party!” co-owner Dean Mosones said Friday, September 17, offering an enthusiastic translation hours before the new Mt. Vernon Triangle spot for Frenchified cocktails and dim sum hosted its first night of business with a limited menu.
Observers of the D.C. food scene will perk up their ears when they hear chef Tim Ma, a co-founder of the Lucky Danger pop-up that recently sold American-Chinese takeout out of the same space, is the consulting chef for the space’s latest revamp; before the pandemic, it was previously Prather’s on the Alley. But ask anyone involved with the new project, and they’ll tell you this is a bar first.