Peter Chang’s Rockville Restaurant is Now Open

Szechuan specialties from the chef with a cult-like following.

Peter Chang serves Szechuan specialties like this pan-fried pork belly with garlic and chilies. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Szechuan chef Peter Chang isn’t wasting time building the Washington arm of his growing empire. Just a month after opening an Arlington location–his first in the area—a sister Rockville restaurant is ready to serve the public.

The Rockville Town Square eatery is the seventh in a growing chain, and serves a near-identical menu of Szechuan specialities such as chive pancakes, ma po tofu, and cumin lamb chops; look for location-specific dishes among the daily specials. Business partner Gen Lee says alcohol and wine are arriving soon, but customers can bring their own beverages in the meantime. The dining room is open for lunch and dinnner.

This isn’t the last opening Washingtonians will see from Chang. A fine dining version of the restaurant may open in Navy Yard. Stay tuned.

20-A Maryland Ave., Rockville; 301-838-9188. Open for lunch and dinner.

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.