Owner Alan Pohoryles said he plans to open Roof, the two-story restaurant and bar in Woodmont Triangle, on Friday, Dec. 20.
The restaurant will take up the second and rooftop floors of the recently constructed building at 7940 Norfolk Ave., a much anticipated improvement to a section of town that is undergoing a wave of change.
While the rooftop space is obviously the main draw (Pohoryles says Bethesda is the only place in the DC region without a rooftop dining and bar venue) the Tommy Joe’s owner wants some of the focus on the menu.
He brought in Jed Fox, who trained at the L’Academie de Cuisine and The Inn at Little Washington, as the restaurant’s head chef to provide a menu full of fine dining staples. There will also be a specialty cocktail list, making Roof more like across-the-street competitor Brickside (4866 Cordell Ave.) than happy hour favorite Caddies on Cordell or even Pohoryles’ existing bar and restaurant on Montgomery Lane.
Smashburger, the Denver-based fast casual burger chain, will open on the ground floor of the Roof building next Wednesday. A Dunkin’ Donuts will open next to it.