2021 | Dine

Nick’s Chophouse closes in Rockville

Montgomery County’s indoor dining ban cited as reason

Nick's Chophouse in Rockville has permanently closed.

Photo by Dan Schere

Nick’s Chophouse, an upscale steakhouse in Rockville’s King Farm retail development, has permanently closed.

In response to a Bethesda Beat reporter’s question if the restaurant had closed, someone sent an email from the restaurant’s email account on Wednesday confirming that it had.

The email stated that Montgomery County’s indoor dining ban, which went into effect last month, made it “impossible for us to continue in business.”

The email was not signed, and there was no immediate response when a reporter asked who had written it.

The county shut down indoor dining at 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and deaths during the winter months. Under the order, restaurants and bars may still serve through takeout, delivery and outdoor dining.

Nick’s Chophouse has been in business since 2001, according to its website.

Robert Dyer on Wednesday reported the closing of Nick’s Chophouse.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com