Brian Fernando at 1601 Bar & Kitchen


Brian Fernando is the chef/co-owner of 1601 Bar & Kitchen. He refers to his technique-driven interpretations of Sri Lankan cuisine as ‘contemporary Sri Lankan’ and offers a menu of colorful, vibrant and thoughtful explorations of his personal heritage.


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Chef Brian Fernando reviews  at
"#Dinner Ginger broth , udon noodles , slow roasted beef , oven roasted red bell peppers and green onions. #foodporn This is #comfortfood 🍴 Ya'll share that. 👊🏽"
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Chef Brian Fernando reviews  at
"My #SundayFunday is at a Democratic fundraiser today. I decided that since I introduce myself as "Chef Brian" , I should show up with some of my cuisine. Don't you agree? 💯🍴 #imwithher 🇺🇸☑️"
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Chef Hiro Sone reviews Poached Portuguese octopus at 1601 Bar & Kitchen
$$$ | Wine Bar, | Asian, | Modern
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"This is a tender poached octopus salad with spice heaven—you have got to try this dish. It also comes with a smoked lime gelée, iced heirloom tomato chutney, and amaranth."

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