Chef José Andrés' team officially announced today that his tasting menu-only Washington, DC restaurant Minibar will reopen November 2 (the reservations line reopens tomorrow at 10AM, and via email-only from now on). The restaurant is reopening in an entirely new and expanded space, and Eater DC rounds up a few other key changes for the restaurant, including new seating times and an interior design "inspired by the duality of life."
Also, a rather severe price increase: Tasting menus now cost $225 per person, a 50% increase from the $150 tasting menu at the restaurant's previous incarnation. In response to an inquiry about the increase from Eater DC, a representative wrote: "The reason is that we have a created a truly unique, intimate experience at this new home of minibar by jose andres. The culinary offerings, the service and setting provide an experience unmatched by any other dining destination and the menu pricing reflects that extraordinary culinary performance we will offer every night." Minibar was #8 on Eater's toughest reservations in the world list, and will probably remain there when it opens.