Q by Peter Chang
Peter Chang, the elusive chef who gained a cult following after leaving his job at the Chinese Embassy in 2003 and beginning a series of short stints at restaurants in Virginia and the Southeast, has thankfully abandoned his “Where’s Waldo?” persona. He’s chosen Bethesda as the locale for his signature fine dining establishment, Q by Peter Chang (the letter stands for qì jiàn, meaning “flagship” in Mandarin). This newcomer promises to be the most extravagant of his nearly dozen restaurants: The 8,000-square-foot space in a new glass office building on East West Highway will be divided into a main dining area and a smaller room that serves a tasting menu; and an extensive bar program will complement Chang’s standout Sichuan food. It’s slated to open at the end of April, and we can’t wait.
Q by Peter Chang, 4500 East West Highway, Bethesda