Intricately handcrafted to transport guests into Vietnam's sensational past, The District by Hannah An is unlike any Vietnamese restaurant in the U.S. Before entering, guests are awestruck from the street by the Hoi An room, where Edison lights emit a welcoming glow reminiscent of the bustling "Lantern Town." Let's step inside.
What could easily couple as a museum, Hannah An's newest creation delivers an authentic Vietnamese experience. From the manor home's century-old doors to its patinated mirrors, no detail has been overlooked. But the design is just one part of her full orchestra.
In Hannah's words, "I aspire to host the most elaborate dinner party for our family and friends every night." Because it's not only a restaurant that she has built; it's a home, one that is a direct reflection of her family dynasty and cultural ties to Vietnam. Like the experience in her country of birth, every guest is greeted, served and tended to like they're part of the family; they're encouraged to sit, enjoy, linger, and learn-no guest should ever feel rushed. Because so much history graces the casual-upscale setting, from the cuisine to the decor, staff members are encouraged to create conversations that educate through shared interest. This, too, helps break the ice between strangers (whether seated at the communal table or in the Hoi An room).
Simply stated, Hannah has created an environment that thrives on harmony. The sounds of laughter enhance the room's energy, which bolsters the mood in the kitchen, where food is prepared and dished with love, which is enjoyed by those same jovial guests. Repeat. Everything is part of and a distinct reflection of everything.
Welcome to The District by Hannah An: Where Strangers Become Family.