Chef Mike Isabella to Open Mexican Restaurant at Former Hook Location
Top Chef's Mike Isabella will open a Mexican small-plates restaurant on M Street in Georgetown.
Chef Mike Isabella, who appeared on two seasons of Top Chef, revealed Monday he will open his second D.C. restaurant, a modern Mexican small-plates restaurant in the former Hook restaurant space in Georgetown.
Bandolero will open in early 2012.
"My vision for Bandolero is a high-energy, high-volume restaurant to match the bustling vibe of the Georgetown neighborhood and feed the late-night appetite of its college students. The menu will change frequently with my twist on classic Mexican dishes and a large cocktail menu," Isabella said in a press release. "Jose Garces has been one of the most influential chefs of my career. With Bandolero I'll draw from my early culinary experience with him learning to create modern Latin American dishes."
A fire closed Hook, at 3241 M St. NW, on June 29. The space is owned by Jonathan Umble, restaurateur and proprietor of Hook and Tackle Box.