More than three years after the popular Rockville Pike restaurant Addie’s closed, its return is imminent.
The new Park Potomac location of the restaurant is set to open around July, a spokeswoman for Black Restaurant Group, which includes Addie’s, said Wednesday.
Addie’s closed in North Bethesda in 2013 after its owner, restaurateur Jeff Black, was unable to reach an agreement with the building’s landlord on repairs to the aging structure that had housed the restaurant since it opened in 1995.
Despite leaving the space, Black was determined to reopen the restaurant and settled on the Park Potomac location in April 2016. The restaurant, which will include a raw bar and a cocktail bar, will open in a 4,000-square-foot space at 12435 Park Potomac Ave.
The restaurant said the new space will have an “indoor-outdoor” feeling similar to that of the original, and offer many of the same menu items, including the signature Addie’s mussels.
Addie’s, which is named after Black’s grandmother, was the first restaurant in the Black Restaurant Group, which now operates five other restaurants in the region, including Black’s Bar & Kitchen in Bethesda, Black Market Bistro in Garrett Park and Republic in Takoma Park.
In anticipation of its opening and to preview the restaurant’s menu, Addie’s will be taking over the private dining space of Washington, D.C., seafood restaurant BlackSalt, another Black Restaurant Group property, on Thursday. The dinner includes seven courses of Addie’s specials, including soft shell crab, rockfish, duck breast and prime tenderloin.
Guests also will receive an invitation to Addie’s grand opening, according to a press release. The dinner runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $100. Reservations are required.