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Our Story

One could say that the road to Lis Bar began when Margaret and Jerry Orwicz, Patty's parents, moved to the United States in 1965, via ship, from Krakow, Poland, one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Drawing on these cultural roots, Lis Bar is serving Polish-inspired foods, tapas style. The word lis (pronounced "lease") is Polish for fox, a nod to our location on Foxhall Avenue. 

While Lis Bar may be new, our building has a rich Kingston history dating to 1954. Previously the home of Valerie's and before that, Promise Land, we hope Lis Bar will carry on their proud traditions.

When we purchased the property in 2017, we set about designing and building the kind of place we like to frequent. We are thrilled to share it with you. Please enjoy!

- Jonathan and Patty Rich, Proprietors

Photography credit: Peter Crosby
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