Inside George’s Chophouse

The steakhouse opens on Cordell Avenue on Wednesday

George's Chophouse opens Wednesday during 4935 Cordell Ave.

George’s Chophouse opens Wednesday during 4935 Cordell Ave.

Joe Zimmermann

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. 

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