- House of King Magazine (Miami, FL), Cover & Main article, 2006
- Socialite Magazine (Miami, FL), Cover & Main article 2006
- Chef of the Year 2005 (Miami, FL), Miami Restaurant Association
- Best New Fine Dining Restaurant 2006 (Miami, FL), Miami Restaurant Association
- Top Ten Restaurant 2006 (Miami, FL), National Zagat Dining Guide
- Top Chef 2009 (Louisiana), 10/12 Magazine
- Best Paella 2010 (New Orleans – San Fermin), New Orleans Festival
Med Lahlou is the owner of five popular restaurants in Washington, DC: Station 4, Lupo Verde, Tunnicliff’s, and Ulah Bistro. A native of France, Med began traveling throughout Europe with his family at an early age nurturing his interest and aptitude for diverse languages, cultures, while refining his palate. Med’s love and understanding of European cuisine is a reflection of this extensive exposure and his international parents, a French-born mother and Moroccan father.
At age 16, Med moved to Washington, DC with his family, and by age 21, he was working at Stoney’s. After managing Stoney’s for over a decade, he became co-owner. Lahlou’s passion for opening and owning restaurants did not stop with Stoney’s as he soon expanded his restaurant group in 2001 to include Tunnicliff’s in the Eastern Market area. A haven for both residents and politicos alike, Tunnicliff’s attracts guests with its accessible menu, friendly service and popular heated patio. Saturday and Sunday brunch always attracts a line out the door, and is a tradition at the restaurant.
Next came Ulah Bistro in 2006, which is a trend-setting spot in the hip U Street corridor. The restaurant’s chic two-level interior gives way to an open kitchen along the back of the first floor. Guests enjoy an elegant New York-style lounge area on the second floor, which is popular for private parties.
Lahlou was approached by the Arena Stage group, who recently opened the largest theater in Washington, DC along the Southwest Waterfront, about opening a restaurant. The Arena Stage management and patrons were frequent guests of Ulah Bistro when the theater was located in the U Street neighborhood. Med decided to accept the challenge of providing accessible fine dining near Arena Stage at their new waterfront location and Station 4 became a reality in June 2011. Lahlou’s fourth restaurant and most personal endeavor to date, Station 4 brings a new level of restaurant to the emerging waterfront district with modern American bistro cuisine in a stunning environment.
Med is a young and talented restaurateur with an ever-expanding horizon. Always striving to offer high quality experiences to patrons, he is a good example of the American dream come true and Washingtonians can look forward to his future endeavors.