It's been a year and a half since plans for Ben's Chili Bowl to fill 1001 H Street were first reported, but until recently there's been no visible progress on site. We're pleased to report that Ben's has finally obtained the permits necessary to move forward and has broken ground on site. Plans call for the former George's Place building to house a Ben’s Chili Bowl on the first level and a concept more akin to Ben’s Next Door -- with sit down service and a bar -- on the second floor.
The building itself will continue to be two stories tall, but will have higher ceilings. The upstairs restuarant will also offer a roof deck. If construction goes well, we'll have a Ben's on H Street by the end of the year.