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