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Robert Wiedmaier Plans for a Reagan Airport Restaurant

The Marcel’s chef will open a French bistro for travelers.

Robert Wiedmaier, chef/owner of Marcel’s (pictured) and Brasserie Beck, among others, will open a Reagan Airport eatery. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Plenty of new pre-flight dining options are heading to Reagan National Airport. In addition to local chains including Ben’s Chili Bowl and Taylor Gourmet, big-name chefs such as Carla Hall are planning to establish their presence. The most recent: Robert Wiedmaier, who’s signed on for a restaurant in Terminal A. The veteran toque, who owns Marcel’s, Brasserie Beck, and Mussel Bar, among others, has teamed up with concessions company OTG for a French bistro, according to a news release. 

“The menu will feature the flavors and textures of simple French country cooking with a focus on regionally sourced meats, fish, and produce that has become Chef Wiedmaier’s signature style,” says a representative for the project.

In addition to the menu, travelers can relax over iPads and power outlets built into each seat. The technology guests to track their flight without running to the departures board, or just browse the Web during their meal. Looks like Vino Volo will have some stiff competition for the Meet at the Airport member crowd. Stay tuned for more information closer to the opening. 

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.