Malawian chef and mixologist Victor Chizinga brings a refreshed vibe to H Street NE following its grand opening February 4th 2022. Lydia on H pays homage to his late mother. Lydia Nakhate was born in Malawi and was known for her lavish style and class. She entertained frequently, inviting guests to enjoy her exclusive recipes. Chef Vic's favorite being curry chicken, masamba, cabbage and rice. She enjoyed creating a place for tribe, whether you were a stranger or family Lydia made you feel welcomed.

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, spoken word, private events, and Karaoke on Industry Mondays. A private member only speakeasy also accompanies the 2nd floor venue through a hidden bookshelf highlighting black owned wines, spirits, and beers with additional exclusive offerings.

Lake Malawi, the outdoor patio space, is open and provides a relaxed environment with games, music, grilling and summer vibes.

Regardless of the experience you prefer, Lydia on H mimics the heart and soul of its inspiration; offering something for everyone.