George’s Chophouse on Cordell Avenue Eyes September Opening

Restaurant will take over first floor of 4935 Bar and Kitchen in Woodmont Triangle


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The former first floor of 4935 Bar and Kitchen displays signs showing steak and seafood.

Joe Zimmermann

George’s Chophouse, a steak restaurant planned for Woodmont Triangle, will open in late September, its owner said.

A new venture by restaurateur Ashish Alfred, the restaurant will take over what had been the first floor of his 4935 Bar and Kitchen on Cordell Avenue.

“We’re obviously really excited,” Alfred said Wednesday. “This is a complete rebrand. We’re changing the name; we’re changing the space. This is not a new name to 4935; this is a whole new restaurant.”

George’s Chophouse will feature moderately priced steak with seasonal sides and a raw bar with fresh mussels, oysters, clams and crab slaw. It will also serve cocktails, wine and beer.

Alfred said the renovation is coming along well in the space as workers put in new light fixtures and furniture rather than completely reconstruct the area. The restaurant will have an industrial, exposed-brick look with an open kitchen.

The second floor of 4935 remains open and will continue to operate as a venue for parties and receptions after George’s Chophouse begins service.

When announcing the restaurant, Alfred told Bethesda Beat in June that it was named after his brother Dhiraj Waidande, who went by the nickname George and died suddenly at 39 after a heart attack two years ago. He said his brother helped raise him and later helped him work through a drug and alcohol addiction, though George didn’t get a chance to see him fully sober in 2015.

Alfred, a French-trained chef, also operates Duck Duck Goose, which opened in 2016 in Bethesda and was named best restaurant in Maryland by Southern Living magazine this year. He is working on plans for a second Duck Duck Goose in Fells Point in Baltimore.

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