Erik Bruner-Yang

Chef, Owner
Erik Bruner-Yang


About Erik Bruner-Yang

An agent of alternatives, Erik Bruner-Yang creates space. Through his Washington DC-based concept development company, Foreign National, he offers an alternative: food and space as commons. There exists a constant dialogue of community, culture and progress. His restaurants are instinctual; contemporary yet habitual. Erik Bruner-Yang hopes that Brothers and Sisters and Spoken English, two concepts located in LINE DC, as well as Maketto, will show guests that experiences are the new luxury.

My Venues


  • Best Chefs in America 2016
    James Bear Foundation
  • Nominee Rising Star Chef 2015
    James Beard Foundation
  • DC’s New Restaurant of the Year
  • 21 Best New Restaurants in America

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

@maketto1351 hamachi crudo by
"@malmeid22 with tomato and seaweed jelly and pickled berries"
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At My Venues