Celebrity chef Todd English plans Maryland Live! restaurant

The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino 5th Anniversary Celebration culminates in a major announcement for the future of Live! as a partnership has been developed with world-famous celebrity chef Todd English to create a new dining destination for the flagship luxury Live! Hotel, set to open in early 2018. (PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hotel)
The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino 5th Anniversary Celebration culminates in a major announcement for the future of Live! as a partnership has been developed with world-famous celebrity chef Todd English to create a new dining destination for the flagship luxury Live! Hotel, set to open in early 2018. (PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hotel) (Live! Casino and Hotel/PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hote)
An interior rendering of David's Cafe by Todd English, named after The Cordish Companies’ Chairman David Cordish, which will feature an eclectic menu of culinary creations inspired by David’s global travels and favorite tastes. (PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hotel)
An interior rendering of David’s Cafe by Todd English, named after The Cordish Companies’ Chairman David Cordish, which will feature an eclectic menu of culinary creations inspired by David’s global travels and favorite tastes. (PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hotel) (Live! Casino and Hotel/PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hote)
Restaurateur Todd English seen here at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards will be opening his first restaurant in Maryland at Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills as part of its $200 million expansion. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Restaurateur Todd English seen here at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards will be opening his first restaurant in Maryland at Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills as part of its $200 million expansion. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) (Andy Kropa /Invision/AP/Andy Kropa)
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The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino 5th Anniversary Celebration culminates in a major announcement for the future of Live! as a partnership has been developed with world-famous celebrity chef Todd English to create a new dining destination for the flagship luxury Live! Hotel, set to open in early 2018. (PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hotel)
An interior rendering of David's Cafe by Todd English, named after The Cordish Companies’ Chairman David Cordish, which will feature an eclectic menu of culinary creations inspired by David’s global travels and favorite tastes. (PRNewsfoto/Live! Casino and Hotel)
Restaurateur Todd English seen here at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards will be opening his first restaurant in Maryland at Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills as part of its $200 million expansion. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON — Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills has landed celebrity chef Todd English for a restaurant at its new, 17-story hotel currently under construction as part of the casino’s $200 million expansion.

The hotel is set to open early next year.

The Todd English restaurant will be called David’s Cafe by Todd English. It’s named after David Cordish, the chairman of the casino’s owner, The Cordish Cos.

“I’ve been in the D.C. area for many years, but this is my first restaurant in Maryland,” English said in a statement. “I can’t think of a more exciting place to establish it than at the new luxury Live! Hotel.”

The restaurant will be open 24 hours a day and serve a mix of Chinese, Korean and Mediterranean fare along with what it calls local Maryland delicacies.

English opened MXDC Cocina Mexicana near the White House in 2013. It’s one of more than a dozen restaurants he oversees from Las Vegas to Dubai. English has won two James Beard Awards and is involved in several charities, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation. He partnered with Maryland Live! on a Komen charity event last fall.

Maryland Live! marked its fifth anniversary last week. It ranks as the state’s No. 2 casino by gaming revenue behind the new MGM National Harbor.

In addition to the flagship hotel, the expansion also includes a concert venue and the renovation of a second, existing hotel nearby.


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