First Look: Capitol Hill’s La Bête

Tour the new Bellevue Avenue restaurant before it opens on Thursday.

By Douglas Bair August 17, 2010


When Aleks Dimitrijevic and Tyler Moritz decided to take over the cozy Bellevue corner once belonging to Chez Gaudy, they envisioned a fairy tale environment for their debut restaurant. Good work, guys; by the look of our tour on Tuesday, we’d say you nailed it—this place is anything but “the Beast,” as the French allusion would imply.

General manager Dan Rodgers expects La Bête will open Thursday. When it does, Dimitrijevic and Moritz, they of the accomplished culinary backgrounds, will showcase a locally minded menu—snacks, plates, and platters—that will rotate every week.

To tour the newest resident of Bellevue Ave and E Howell, click on the slideshow.

All photos by Alexandra Notman.

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