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Although walk-ins are welcome, we highly recommend making a reservation to avoid long wait times. Reservations are available 30 days in advance You have a grace period of 15 minutes to arrive for your reservation. After that time frame, we will do our best to seat you as soon as possible but there is no guarantee a table will become available.

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Our Story

Malawian chef and mixologist Victor Chizinga brings a taste of his heritage to H Street NE in the two-level space with three unique experiences and a member only speakeasy exclusively offering black owned spirits.

Lydia on H pays homage to his late mother, and her recipes for curry chicken and cabbage are early best sellers. Cherished vacations in the Caribbean, namely Jamaica, also inspire a menu filled with riffs on rum punch, jerk chicken wings and sandwiches, salmon fritters, and four-hour braised oxtail with jollof rice. 

Raine, the second-level lounge, includes a live event stage showcasing local bands while Lake Malawi, the outdoor patio space, is open and provides a relaxed environment with games, music and summer vibes.

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