First, Roof. Now, The Bench.
The Bench is the new restaurant coming to the Gaithersburg Marriott Washington Center this spring. Executive chef Aaron Tootill has spent the last three months working on the menu for the new restaurant, located within the Rio Washingtionian Center shopping complex. The restaurant will be American, with a contemporary design. Tootill drew on everything from Polish recipes from his childhood to his time spent opening Fire & Sage downtown when coming up with this restaurant's menu, which has dishes like yellow pepper and crab soup and Flying Dog Pale Ale-battered fish and chips.
The Bench will have local beers on tap, and open sometime in April, though an exact opening date hasn't been announced.
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