Thursday, February 11, 2010
Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar Comes from Philly to DC
Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar, with locations in Philadelphia, Orlando and Atlantic City, is headed to DC. Co-owners Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen recently signed a lease for a space at the corner of Ninth and H Streets and plan to open the fourth Cuba Libre in the spring of 2010.
The 200-seat restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, and plans include a large patio with a décor that they hope will transport guests to Old Havana circa 1950 - open-air, tropical drinks and Latin rhythms. The restaurants are under the culinary direction of Chef Guillermo Pernot. (799 Ninth Street, NW)