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Emilie's
Buy a House Account to support chef Kevin Tien in opening his new restaurant Emilie's, and receive up to $2,500 in free dining credit! Scroll down to the bottom to find out how.

Already familiar with how it works? Click here to purchase your House Account now. The following tiers are available:
Pay $1,000 get $1,250
Pay $2,500 get $3,250
Pay $5,000 get $7,500
Meet Kevin Tien
Set to open in Capitol Hill in fall 2019, Emilie's is the latest restaurant by chef Kevin Tien, who is an alum of D.C. heavyweights Pineapple and Pearls and Oyamel. Kevin's debut restaurant Himitsu opened to wide acclaim in late 2015. It was named by Eater D.C. as Restaurant of the Year in 2017, and landed in the fourth spot on Washingtonian's 100 Best restaurants ranking in 2018. Only early in his 30s, Kevin has already been nominated for multiple James Beard Awards, and was most recently a 2019 semifinalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.
People and memories
Emilie's is inspired by a late "uncle" of Kevin's who was of German descent and had the family name Emilie, as well as by Kevin's fiancée Emily. Uncle Emilie took Kevin's family in after they moved to the U.S. at the end of the Vietnam War, and helped them find their way in America and raised all the kids as if they were his own. Emilie's will pay homage to two amazing people who have impacted Kevin's life. The restaurant is for them.
Carts, carts, carts
Now under construction at the corner of 11th St and Penn Ave, Emilie's will be designed around the idea of creating moments with friends and family around shared plates of all sizes. As you dine, about 10 or so dishes including small plates, pastas, larger entrées and desserts, will circulate the room on carts. This style of service is not meant to be rushed as it will take approximately an hour to see all of the deliciously fresh courses. The kitchen gets to play with food and you get to play along with us. This style of service is inspired by State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, pictured on the left.
A nightly a la carte menu will also be available that focuses on seasonally inspired and local cuisine. This allows us to support our community of producers, farmers, and ranchers. Let's say the chive blossoms are at their best – we can put them on the menu tonight. Say a fisherman caught something special – you can have it for dinner. An in-house fermentation program will be in place to fully take advantage of local ingredients, capturing flavors at their peak and preserve them for the off season. Check out some of our offerings below.
A restaurant for all purposes
Himitsu is small restaurant with limited space, and there has been constant feedback to make it more accessible. We heard you, and Emilie's is going to be much bigger! With a spacious 100-person dining room and comfortable bar and lounge, Emilie's invites everyone to enjoy Kevin's food in a relaxed, cozy setting. The restaurant, along with an additional event space next door, can be rented out for private events accommodating up to [200] people. We welcome you to celebrate any and all occasions with us.
Support Kevin and Emilie's by purchasing a House Account today
When opening Himitsu, Kevin struggled to secure funding as a new chef-owner, and found the perfect solution by selling House Accounts. The idea was to invite interested diners to pre-purchase their meals and to award them bonus credit for doing so. Not only did this give Himitsu sufficient capital in advance, but it also rewarded loyal customers and made their dining experiences more enjoyable. House Accounts proved to be a huge success, and Kevin released multiple rounds of them due to popular demand. At Emilie's, we are bringing back House Accounts with Kevin's long-time partner inKind. Purchase dining credit at Emilie's today and receive up to $2,500 in bonus credit. You will also receive 2 free tickets to Emilie's pre-opening event with each purchase. This is a limited-time offer so act fast!
House Account tiers: pay $1,000 get $1,250 / pay $2,500 get $3,250 / pay $5,000 get $7,500
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