Holiday Tickets

Join us for a season of celebration! Experience the enchanting "This Christmas" pop-up and savor a unique festive dinner. Plus, secure your tickets now to bring in the New Year with us in style! Make this holiday season extraordinary with Lydia!


Reserve Your Spot

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.


Vic's Speakeasy 2024

A private, "member only" speakeasy, that is located in the backroom on the 2nd floor.

Accessed through a hidden bookshelf highlighting black owned wines, spirits, and beers with additional exclusive offerings.

Reserve Your Spot for 2024

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.