minibar by José Andrés | Multiple Projects

Forrester Construction constructed the new location of minibar by José Andrés, the award-winning chef’s culinary testing ground featuring an avant-garde dining experience with seating for 12 guests. This marks Forrester’s fifth construction project for José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, having previously completed renowned restaurants Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya and America Eats Tavern. Forrester renovated the 3,750 square foot space in collaboration with Spanish architect and designer Juli Capella and DC-based architecture/design firm CORE. Featuring an elegant central kitchen, unique design elements of the space include gold-leafed domed lighting installations fabricated from boats, upholstered doors and walls, a decorative spy mirror wall, custom millwork and fireplace and mirrored wall finishes.

Forrester also built out the adjoining barmini in a separate phase of work.

Project Location:

Washington, DC




3,750 SF


2 months