(UPDATE 2-13-20: We were originally told the new restaurant was related to a similarly themed restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina. Turns out that this is no longer the case and the new restaurant is an entirely new concept being designed from the ground up.)
A hip new, authentic Louisiana kitchen and bourbon bar has set its sights on one of the hottest developments in Ashburn. The new restaurant is called Bourbon Bayou Kitchen and The Burn has learned it’s coming to the Ashbrook Marketplace shopping center near Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard.
We’re told the new concept will feature “authentic flavors from the bayous of Louisiana.” While the menu has not been designed yet, dishes such as boudin balls, gumbo, jambalaya, and shrimp and oyster po’ boys are some of the items being planned. There will also be seasonal specials such as crawfish.
Bourbon Bayou Kitchen will also carry an extensive selection of whiskeys and other liquors, as well as local craft beers.
The new restaurant is yet to be built. It’s going on a vacant parcel in the center, next to the new Rubino’s Pizzeria location. The target opening is late 2020 or early 2021.
And here’s why we say Ashbrook Marketplace is hot — the brand new strip center is 100 percent leased — before construction is even done. That’s not common, and a sure sign that it’s an appealing location for retailers.
Here’s the complete list of tenants at Ashbrook Marketplace. We believe the Lidl grocery store is the only one opened so far, but the rest are coming soon.
Lidl grocery store (open)
Café Rio Mexican Grill
DYMA (Dragon Yong-In Martial Arts)
Glaze Nail Spa
Bourbon Bayou Kitchen
Shell gas station (yes, there will be two Shells right next to each other)
Four Seasons Salon
For more about Ashbrook Marketplace, you can see all our coverage here.