The much-anticipated Brickside Food & Drink opened its doors to customers today at 4866 Cordell Ave.
The restaurant was launched by the owners of Adams Morgan’s Grand Central and Villa Mozart Restaurant in Fairfax.
The Prohibition-style bar is "bolstered with a vintage, distillery atmosphere unlike anything in the Montgomery County neighborhood," reads a statement released by the restaurant.
“We wanted to make a place where you can get together with the guys, impress a date, hang out with co-workers, bring the family or watch games and still have great food and drink options,” said Grand Central co-owner Brian Vasile, the restaurant's general manager, in a statement.
Villa Mozart owner and Brickside chef Andrea Pace will serve up pizzas, burgers, pastas and steaks. According to restaurant spokeswoman Jakie Ludden, a few notable menu items include a "free-hand" pizza with potato, rosemary, fontina cheese and olive oil; a shrimp, lamb and beef burger slider combo and polenta fries with blue cheese cream.
Beer, wine and Prohibition-era cocktail offerings also will be on hand. Going along with the theme, the main dining room features a large-scale mural that reads “Vote Against Prohibition” after a famous Baltimore landmark, according to the statement.
The restaurant is in its "soft opening" phase and is planning a grand opening celebration Feb. 8, Ludden said. Additionally, Brickside is planning a Super Bowl party during which the game will be played on a large projection screen.
"We want to make sure the neighborhood knows we're open and they can come in and have some great food," Ludden said.