The Mosaic District’s Requin Pop-Up Will Become a Permanent Restaurant

Chef Jennifer Carroll and restaurateur Mike Isabella at Requin. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

When restaurateur Mike Isabella and chef Jennifer Carroll originally came to the Mosaic District, the plan was to operate a pop-up of the French-Mediterranean Requin restaurant, and eventually transition the space to a spinoff of Isabella’s Kapnos Kouzina, which recently opened in Bethesda. Now the two toques have announced that Requin will continue to operate as a permanent restaurant in Fairfax; a second location is still planned for the Wharf development in the District next year.

As part of the transition, the former Gypsy Soul space will undergo a redesign, which will include a 100-seat rooftop this summer. The menu will continue to offer seasonal, shareable dishes for lunch, brunch, and dinner, with new spring additions and a pre-theater menu expected soon.

Requin. 8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax; 703-462-8662

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.