Inside Addie’s, the Return of a Longtime Community Favorite

Inside Addie’s, the Return of a Longtime Community Favorite

Restaurant opens in new location in Park Potomac today

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The raw bar at Addie's offers five types of oysters.

Joe Zimmermann

When diners walk inside Addie’s, they are met with a mix of the old and the new.

With color schemes and tables that mimic the look of the old location along Rockville Pike, which closed in 2013, Addie’s has a new dining room and a new layout for its 4,000-square-foot space in Park Potomac.

The restaurant, which reopens today, is supposed to feel like the rooms of a house, a spokeswoman for Addie’s said.

After a foyer, there’s an open eating area with booths and tables, as well as private dining space with about 40 more seats. Then a “den” space bordered with bookshelves sits across from a cocktail bar, which is next to a six-seat raw bar.

Addie's staff sits in the den area of the restaurant.

Tables reminiscent of the former Addie's overlook the restaurant's kitchen.

Looking over it all is a wall-sized cutout of the restaurant’s namesake—restaurateur Jeff Black’s grandmother Addie—wearing high heels and holding up a string of fish she caught.

Outside, a patio space includes bar seating. The restaurant plans to set up tables outside soon after opening.

Located at 12435 Park Potomac Ave., the new Addie’s serves its signature Addie’s Mussels and Addie’s Rolls. Its menu centers around a seafood tower, which is meant to be shared and contains a number of small hot and cold seafood dishes, including grilled oysters, seaweed salad, Maryland blue crab slaw and half-chilled lobster. A tower with seven items is $78, with 9 is $92 and with 12 is $110.

The restaurant also offers beer, wine, cocktails and specialty sodas.

Addie’s is the first restaurant in Black Restaurant Group, which operates several restaurants in the region. Addie’s originally opened in North Bethesda in 1995 before closing due to the building’s deteriorating condition.

Despite the closing, Black remained firm the restaurant would reopen, originally saying it would be somewhere near the original location or in the Washington, D.C., area before settling on Park Potomac along Interstate 270. Black was not available to comment on the reopening.

Addie’s is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays, dinner on weekends and brunch on Sundays.

Addie's dinner menu by Joe Zimmermann on Scribd

Addie's dessert menu by Joe Zimmermann on Scribd

Addie's drinks menu by Joe Zimmermann on Scribd

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