The Heights food hall in Chevy Chase plans to open late August, early September

A brand new food hall called The Heights will soon open its doors in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with eight concepts, a full-service restaurant and a speakeasy in tow.

The opening is set for late August or early September, according to Chad Sparrow, the managing director of Common Plate Hospitality.

The 10,300-square-foot space will include several restaurants helmed by well-known chefs, including Priya Ammu of DC Dosa and Kevin Tien, who is known for his work with Himitsu, Hot Lola’s and the now-closed Moon Rabbit. The food hall will also be unique in the region for allowing food runners to send orders directly to those seated in the dining hall with the help of QR codes, as opposed to requiring customers to line up at the food stalls to make their orders.

Mimi’s Handmade Soft Serve will be one of the food stalls opening, with flavors like Oreo, ube and black sesame. Fish-shaped taiyaki cones will also be offered along with toppings like mochi rice cakes and macaroons. Other concepts will include Supreme Barbeque, which will serve wings, ribs, brisket, sausages and more, as well as the boba tea shop, Auntea Boba, and Cuban restaurant Saoco.

The food stall, This Deli of Ours, will feature housemade sandwiches, pickles and burgers. Other food stalls include DC Dosa, which specializes in Indian cuisine, and the Thai restaurant, Sky Lantern.

Tien’s concept, Doki Doki, will bring sushi and ramen to The Heights. Finally, one more food stall to mention is Lebanese kebab shop, Yasmine, which is helmed by Michelin-starred chefs Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan.

The sole full-service restaurant in the food hall is Urbano, an upscale Mexican restaurant that currently has locations in Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia, with a location in Annapolis, Maryland, on the way.

In the back of the food hall will be a speakeasy, called The Turncoat, which will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight on Wednesdays through Sundays. The speakeasy will not just serve high-end cocktails, but also bites like caviar, deviled eggs and foie gras truffle popcorn, according to Sparrow.

“I think we probably have one of the best lineups that I’ve seen in this area,” said Sparrow.

The space was previously home to an Aeropostale and P.F. Chang’s. The Heights is located at 5310 Western Avenue, directly across from the Friendship Heights Metro station.

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Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain’s reporting has focused primarily on the D.C. area, previously working as Editor of Curbed DC for Vox Media and Audience Growth & Engagement Editor for Washington City Paper. She is the author of "D.C. by Metro: A History & Guide.” She also reports for Artsplained on YouTube.

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