Couscous and tagines have finally arrived in the West End.
David Gil and his wife, Majdouline, have launched Riad Moroccan Grill, a restaurant and bakery more than a year in the making at 8902 W. Broad St.
After leasing the space back in 2011, the restaurant officially opened Feb. 1.
Gil said he plans to add a hookah bar to the 13,000-square-foot space.
“We’re focusing on the restaurant first,” Gil said. “My wife is from Morocco, so we’re trying to bring some of those home-cooked flavors into the food here.”
Gil, who has been in the restaurant industry since 1985, moved to Richmond from Virginia Beach to launch the restaurant.