Correction: This story has been updated to indicate the restaurant will open next week for private parties. It's expected to open for full dinner service in January.
4935 Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant planned for the former Tragara space on Cordell Avenue, is expected to open its second floor next week for private parties. Many of the events have already been booked, according to general manager Bourke Floyd.
The restaurant will serve up modern American food with some French and Indian influences, It's expected to be open for full dinner service in January.
“Our intention is not to be white tablecloth, fine dining, but to be sophisticated and fun at the same time,” Floyd said.
The restaurant, planned for the first level of the two-story space, will feature a bar and a raw bar that will serve up oysters, Floyd said. The second level has been “completely modernized” and can serve as a lounge – complete with a full bar – or as a banquet space for private events.
The restaurant’s chef, Ashish Alfred, is a graduate of Rockville’s Magruder High School and the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, Bethesda Magazine reported. Alfred will be whipping up dishes including duck confit over quinoa, beet salad, and red snapper, Floyd said.
4935 Bar and Kitchen will also showcase high-end cocktails, including a dirty martini made with Van Gogh Blue vodka and homemade bleu cheese-stuffed olives, and the “Burning Clementine” – with Clementine-flavored vodka, fresh-squeezed orange and lemon juice, Ocean Spray cranberry juice and Serrano chile pepper.
If all goes as planned, final inspections will happen Friday, Bourke said.