George’s Chophouse To Open Next Week in Bethesda

Restaurant will have five cuts of steak, a raw bar and seasonal salads


George's Chophouse occupies the former first floor of 4935 Bar and Kitchen

Joe Zimmermann

George’s Chophouse on Cordell Avenue will open next week, its owner said.

Ashish Alfred, the chef and owner, said the restaurant will be a different kind of steakhouse, with a fun and unintimidating vibe and plenty of menu options to choose from. He plans to open Nov. 1.

“I think what makes us different is you can come to George’s and dictate your night, as far as what you want to spend and what kind of evening you want it to be,” he said.

Whether that means opting for a steak with a side and a cocktail or settling with a pasta and a glass of wine, Alfred said he wants diners to enjoy what they want without being “pigeonholed into a set number of options” as in other steakhouses.

George’s Chophouse will serve five cuts of steak, including a 36-ounce ribeye—served with brown butter in a copper pan—and an 8-ounce filet, which is seasoned with roasted garlic, thyme and a dollop of brown butter. Both are cooked in a plastic pouch in a water bath with garlic, butter and rosemary.

“Our steaks will be steaks to be reckoned with,” Alfred said.

The restaurant also serves seasonal pastas and a raw bar, which includes scallops, lobster tails, oysters and clams. Appetizers include a cheese soufflé and a “Bloomin’ Mushroom”—maitake mushrooms coated in panko, fried and served with horseradish cream sauce.

Alfred also owns Duck Duck Goose, which opened in 2016 in Bethesda and was named best restaurant in Maryland by Southern Living magazine this year.

The 36-ounce ribeye and 8-ounce filet. Below: appetizers maitake mushrooms and a cheese souffle. Via George's Chophouse

At 4935 Cordell Ave., George’s Chophouse is taking over what had been the first floor of 4935 Bar and Kitchen, which Alfred also owns. The second floor of 4935 remains open as a private events venue.

Alfred named the restaurant after his brother Dhiraj Waidande, who went by the nickname George. Ten years older than him, George helped raise his brother and later helped Alfred through a drug and alcohol addiction. George died suddenly two years ago after a heart attack at 39.

Alfred has stressed that George’s Chophouse is a “whole new restaurant” rather than a simple rebranding. He’s renovated the space with exposed bricks and an industrial look and a new exterior. This week, the interior set-up is being finalized as the staff readies for the opening.

Back to Bethesda Beat

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

MCPS Closes Schools Wednesday Due to Impending Snowstorm

Administrative offices scheduled to open

Design of Proposed Capital Crescent Trail Tunnel in Downtown Bethesda Moves Ahead

Montgomery County is on track to build the project before the Purple Line is scheduled to open in 2022, official says

Two Walter Johnson High School Students Considered Missing After Not Returning Home

Both didn’t come home after school dismissal, five days apart

Single Purchaser Pays More than $ 6 Million for Two Adjoining Luxury Condos in Bethesda’s Quarry Springs Community

By merging the units, the residence will span 8,315 square feet
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »

Beautiful and Spacious

Potomac $1,450,000

Custom Dream Home

Bethesda $2,695,000

Renovated and Expanded

Bethesda $1,425,000

Lovely Home in Chevy Chase View

Kensington $1,949,000

Stunning River Views

Potomac $2,770,000
Edit Module


Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Edit Module