100 Best Restaurants 2010: Addie's
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Addie's
Address: 11120 Rockville Pike , Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-881-0081
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 9:30, Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10, Saturday 5 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Charcuterie; fried green tomatoes; beet carpaccio; fried oysters; grilled trout with brown-butter vinaigrette; vegetable lasagna; summer-bean salad.
Price Details: Lunch appetizers $5 to $12; Entrees $10 to $20. Dinner appetizers $8 to $13; Entrees $21 to $28.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Scene:
Outdoor Seating

Cuisine: What’s come out of the kitchen at Jeff and Barbara Black’s folksy first restaurant can best be described as uneven. But now it’s a different story with Nate Waugaman behind the stove. Gone are the scattered attempts at fusion fare, and in its place are house-made charcuterie (plus a whole lot of excellent Benton’s ham from Kentucky) and rootedly American roasts and fish dishes. Finally, the food has one personality, not 15.

Mood: Driving past strip mall after strip mall, you might miss this creaky, sunshine-yellow Victorian set back in the trees. (Look for the diner-like neon let’s eat sign.) Inside the tiny dining rooms, funky charm abounds, with cheerful young servers and side tables made from antique ovens.

Best for: Lunch or dinner after hitting White Flint Mall; families (although the place can get very loud); satisfying a case of small-town nostalgia.

Best dishes: Charcuterie, including lomo, peppery soppresatta, rustic rabbit pâté, and a wonderful pumpkin marmalade; fried green tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese; artfully presented beet carpaccio over rounds of ashy goat cheese; fried oysters with lemon and chopped egg; grilled trout with brown-butter vinaigrette; rustic vegetable lasagna; in the summer, a fabulous mixed-bean salad with ham.

Insider tips: Don’t be hesitant to make a meal out of the generous appetizers—they tend to outshine the entrées.

Service: ••

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for dinner. Moderate.

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