Miso Café, Samovar Restaurants Headed to Rockville Town Square

The duo will join Peter Chang in the increasingly eclectic development.

Miso Café and Samovar head to Rockville Town Square (pictured).

Rockville Town Square will have more eclectic dining options come summer. Federal Realty brings the news that two separate restaurants, Miso Café and Samovar, will make their debuts in the growing development.

Both eateries are independent ventures. Miso is the sister restaurant of a Japanese izakaya in Annandale, and will specialize in Korean-fusion fare served in a 2,265 square-foot, full-service space. Samovar comes from father-and-daughter team Solijon Nasimov and Ika Nasimova, who currently cater at the Russian Trade and Cultural Missions and Tajikistan Embassy, which represents their home country. The kitchen will focus primarily on Russian cuisine, but also draw from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Live music is also planned for weekends.

The two eateries add to the increasingly global dining scene at RTS, where chef Peter Chang is slated to open his second Washington restaurant in April. Stay tuned for more details.

Food Editor

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.