Monday, April 13, 2009

Addie's- Rockville, MD

The bf and I recently went to Addie's since its been raining a lot and eating is the best way to spend a rainy day in my opinion. It's an American restaurant in a converted home in Rockville. There's free parking in the back and the closest Metro stop is Grovsner-Strathmore on the red line.
You can see the sign from Rockville Pike.

The restaurant is a tiny yellow building with outdoor seating to the right of the picture (not shown) for eating outside when the weather is pleasant.

The interior looks like someone's home, so its very small and cozy. This is the main room with yellow walls, and through that arch is a small green room. I like the soft lighting, black tables and the simplicity.

This is the other side of the main room. See how tiny this place is? The kitchen is behind the curtained door.

I think its a nice touch when restaurants have real flowers on tables, plus the salt and pepper shakers are actually grinders, which I think is a nice classy touch.

We were served slices of french bread and cranberry bread with fresh butter. I thought the cranberry bread was good and something more memorable than regular bread you can get at any restaurant.

As our appetizer we ordered the 'Buttermilk Battered Fried Calamari with Chipotle Remoulade, Fresh Parsley & Parmesan Cheese' for $10. Love it! Clearly not frozen squid, and it was fried to perfection with great seasoning. 

The bf ordered the 'BBQ Pork Sandwich served on a Soft White Roll with Fennel-Celeriac Slaw & Shoestring Fries' for $10. He liked it a lot and I tried some and it was very flavorful with a toasted bun. The fries were really good, and I personally like skinny fries. The ketchup was homemade, which is an interesting touch. 

I too was in the mood for a sandwich, so I ordered the 'Hardwood Grilled Chicken Breast- Warm Brie Cheese, Mixed Organic Greens & Pesto on Ciabatta with Shoestring Fries' for $11. I'm a huge fan of Brie, and I liked the pesto on the bread. 

Addie's is a cute place with a small menu. Lunchtime is more affordable than their dinner menu, which is why we decieded to eat during the day. The service was great since whoever seemed free would check on us, or clean our table. The most expensive item on the lunch menu is $17, they use fresh ingredients and serve huge portions with homemade items.

11120 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-881-0081

Mon- Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mon- Thu 5:30-9:30 pm
Fri 5:30-10 pm
Sat 5:00-10:00 pm 
Sun 5:00- 9:00 pm


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khmaiya said...

I've been wanting to try this place! I love their sister restaurant Black Market... its an old converted post office- super cute!

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures. That really helps me decide if I will like the food.

Thanks so much for performing this service for us all.

Dskco said...

Anonymous - thanks for your comment! I remember starting this blog because I was having trouble finding what places and their food looked like. I'd want to go out on a cute date and I didn't know what these retaurants looked like on the inside or if they cared about food presentation, etc. We've all heard of the same places in the area, but I like being prepared before I go out, so I'm glad this blog has been able to help you with your decisions!

Maiya- I've heard of that place too! I must try now, that's so cool it used to be a post office

Anonymous said...

Every meal at Addie's is a surprise--that the food is uniformly so terrific! Be sure to try Addie's mussels, and have Sancerre with them.

Dave Roberts