Addie’s Named to Washington Post’s Spring Dining Guide

List recognizes food critic’s 30 favorite new restaurants


A seafood tower at Addie's.

Joe Zimmermann

Addie’s, the new incarnation in Park Potomac of a former local seafood favorite, was named one of the 30 best new restaurants in the region by the Washington Post.

Tom Sietsema, food critic for the Post, listed Addie’s in his Spring Dining Guide, published online Thursday. The list recognized dining establishments in Washington, Virginia and Maryland that opened in the past year. Restaurateur Jeff Black reopened Addie’s in Park Potomac in August about four years after the popular restaurant closed on Rockville Pike.

“Named for Black’s grandmother, the restaurant unfolds across three dining rooms, the quietest of which is carpeted and looks into the bustling kitchen,” Sietsema wrote in his review. “The owner’s reputation as a seafood specialist has me ordering, and applauding, rockfish in a creamy clam chowder and shrimp scampi atop linguine, sharpened with gremolata.”

Addie’s was the only Montgomery County restaurant to be named to the list. It was not included in the Top 10.

Black also owns Black’s Bar & Kitchen in Bethesda, Republic in Takoma Park, Black Market Bistro in Garrett Park, and restaurants in D.C.

Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide, for which he considers all restaurants in the area, often includes a smattering of county eateries. New Bethesda restaurants Q by Peter Chang and True Food Kitchen as well as Friendship Heights spot Sushiko made the list in October. The year before, Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Kouzina and Peter Chang’s Rockville restaurant were recognized. Sietsema noted that Isabella’s new D.C. restaurant Requin was removed from the running this year after the sexual harassment lawsuit against the restaurateur.

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