Coming to Barracks Row: Han Palace – Dim Sum & Cantonese Restaurant
by Larry Janezich
Han Palace, a new dim sum & Cantonese restaurant will open on Barracks Row this fall in space formerly occupied by Frame of Mine at 522 8th Street, SE. The venture belongs to restaurateur Chris Zhu who has sister restaurants in Rockville and Tysons. The opening comes in conjunction with a second new restaurant opening in Woodley Park at 2649 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Han Palace will reportedly offer 60 seats indoors and out. Zhu hopes to open in December, but odds are the permitting will take longer than expected.
According to ANC6B Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg, a liquor license has been applied for, but it is not yet on the ANC’s agenda.
The Quillian family, (update: former) owners of 522 8th Street, did not renew Frame of Mine’s lease on its space when it expired in 2015. At the time, the owners were reported to be seeking a restaurant to occupy the space. The frame shop has since relocated across the street to 545 8th Street, SE.
The building next door – Extreme Pizza, space also owned by the Quillians – has been in limbo since shortly after it opened. Word is that it awaits new management.
Here’s a link to the McClean Han Palace menu: https://www.hanpalacemclean.com/menu.aspx