The 10 places planned for Isabella Eatery, which Mike Isabella is aiming to open in 2017 at Tysons Galleria at 2001 International Drive in McLean:
Arroz: The Spanish restaurant will offer tapas, paella and cured meats. Isabella plans to hire a chef to oversee the project.
Graffiato: Isabella hadn’t initially planned to include his flagship restaurant in the Tysons project. Unlike the Graffiato locations in Chinatown and Richmond, this iteration will not have a wood-burning oven but will offer similar antipasti and pasta. It will also serve thick-crust pizza, somewhat similar to rectangular Sicilian pies.
Kapnos Marketa: A spinoff of the Kapnos restaurants in the District and Arlington, this outlet will offer spit-roasted meats, Greek spreads, salads, phyllo pies and other fare for take-away only.
Non-Fiction Coffee: Its name is a signal that Isabella intends to take coffee seriously. He’ll start with the beans: He plans to buy them from the finest roasters from around the country.
Octagon Bar: Perched on a walkway that hangs over the mall’s lower levels, the bar will feature classic cocktails from Isabella’s beverage director, Taha Ismail.
Pepita: A sister location to Isabella’s Arlington cantina, this one will feature tacos, nachos, quesadillas, Mexican beers and margaritas.
Requin Raw Bar: A more casual version of chef Jennifer Carroll’s planned French-Mediterranean restaurant at the Wharf development, the raw bar will serve oysters, seafood cocktails, crab cakes and a selection of wines.
Retro Creamery: The shop will be a modern interpretation of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, with egg creams, floats and ice cream by the scoop. Ice cream will be available for takeout, too.
Trim: This self-contained restaurant will feature composed Mediterranean small plates and a selection of grilled meats. Isabella calls it “very woman-centric, very sexy and fun.”
Yona: A leaner version of the Arlington original, it will be dedicated to fast-and-easy meals such as ramen, poke and donburi rice bowls.