DC steakhouse owners to open modern American restaurant in Rio development in Gaithersburg

The owners of a steak restaurant in Washington, DC plan to open a modern American restaurant this fall in the Rio development in Gaithersburg.

Jackie Greenbaum and Gordon Banks, who operate several restaurants in the area, including steakhouse Bar Charley, will open a restaurant at 9811 Washingtonian Blvd. in late fall, according to a press release. No specific opening date has been given.

Greenbaum and Banks operate Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring as well as Bar Charley and El Chucho in DC Greenbaum also owned Jackie’s in Silver Spring, which closed in 2016.

The new Gaithersburg restaurant’s chef, Adam Harvey, will also partner with the restaurant, Greenbaum told Bethesda Beat on Wednesday.

Adam Harvey. Photo by Rey Lopez.

The space housed Tara Thai until its recent closure.

The restaurant will be a “mature version” of Bar Charley, serving steak as well as homemade pasta and “other dishes unique to this location,” according to the press release.

The restaurant is expected to seat around 90 people inside and another 100 on an outdoor terrace that faces the lake, according to the press release.

The restaurant is the latest in a series of openings announced for Rio. Others include the opening of True Food Kitchen last month, as well as the planned opening of a donut shop and LensCrafters.

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