The steakhouse opens on Cordell Avenue on Wednesday
George’s Chophouse opens Wednesday during 4935 Cordell Ave.
Owner and cook Ashish Alfred pronounced he wanted George’s Chophouse to be a opposite kind of steakhouse.
“This isn’t going to be your grandfather’s steakhouse,” he said. “It’s not like you’re going to come in here and feel like you’re in a library with … a waiter that’s going to come over in a bowtie and an apron.”
The Cordell Avenue restaurant, that opens currently during 5 p.m., is meant to feel worldly though also fun, Alfred said.
Alongside tables flashy with white rose set pieces and plush, pillowed seating, a walls of George’s Chophouse are lined with photos and art celebrating cocktail enlightenment and internal history. There’s a ceramic bust of Marilyn Monroe, skateboards embellished with Warhol-style Campbell’s soup cans, an aged design of past internal dining favorite Hot Shoppes and a mural of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.
Right past a entrance, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sits behind a red velvet rope.
In further to a heterogeneous interior, a grill serves a sundry menu that includes 5 cuts of steak, as good as a tender bar.
Alfred pronounced he wanted to keep a menu affordable while charity a operation of prices. An 8-ounce filet mignon costs $32 while a 32-ounce dry-aged porterhouse costs $135. Other entrees, such as braised brief ribs and parched scallops, run from $19 to $28. The grill also serves cocktails, booze and beer.
Other steakhouses in Bethesda embody Medium Rare, Morton’s and Ruth’s Chris.
A 4,000-square-foot space, George’s Chophouse seats 85 people during a tables and bar area. Upstairs, a Loft during 4935 continues to work as a private events venue.
Alfred converted a initial building of his former 4935 Bar and Kitchen into George’s Chophouse, fixing a grill after his hermit Dhiraj “George” Waidande. Waidande helped lift Alfred and helped him by a duration of addiction.
Waidande died unexpected of a heart conflict dual years ago during age 39.
“Some of my beginning food-related memories were with him,” Alfred told Bethesda Beat in June. “He would find hole-in-the-wall places to take me to that had good food.”
The grill is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.