Sneak preview of Brasserie Liberté, which replaces Morton’s in Georgetown

Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan’s first foray in Georgetown, Brasserie Liberté will open in Georgetown Saturday, Nov. 16 for brunch and dinner and the following Monday for lunch.

Turning the former Morton’s the Steakhouse space at 3215 Prospect St. NW into the 6,000 square foot brasserie was a big project. The 37-year-old restaurant had to be nearly gutted. When he signed the lease in November 2018, Ilhan said he expected to spend between $4 million and $6 million on the project.

A year later, Ilhan, who counts two other full-service restaurants, Ottoman Taverna and Mirabelle, among his portfolio, built out a restaurant with 250 seats, including 49 at the bar. The private dining room features its own entrance and can accommodate up to 65 guests. It also can be split into two, accommodating seating for 25 and 31 guests, respectively. Two outdoor patios are also available during the spring and summer and can seat an additional 70 guests.

Guests initially enter through French-style folding…

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