The space is so HUGE! There is a full ground level, part of a second floor and then one larger table above everyone else, which is where we sat. I love the front wall. It reminds me of some alien-invaded barn (strange, I know), but it looks super cool. Even though it looks nice, I think there is a lot of wasted space. When the weather is nice, there are 2 outdoor patios and fire pits.
I ordered a cocktail, Pamatea (firefly sweet tea vodka, pama pomegranate liquor, lemon zest) for $8, which I actually hated. It was so strong I couldn't enjoy it and ended up giving it to a friend.
2 of my friends ordered Cream of Crab Soup (jumbo lump crab, sherry, gruyere) for $6. We all tried it and it was delicious! It is very rich though, so perhaps a cup rather than a bowl would be better if you were ordering pizza too.
The wood-fire masonry oven heats up to over 800 degrees, which gets a nice crispy crust. Our group of 7 shared 4 pizzas (clockwise from left):
-Veggie (cremini mushrooms, spanish onions, roasted poblano peppers, roasted garlic, mozzarella, fresh herbs, fingerling potato crisps) for $18 with chicken $2
-Fire & Smoke (fire roasted red peppers, spanish onions, chipotle pepper tomato sauce, garlic puree, smoked gouda, fresh basil) for $19
-Prosciutto white (kalamata olives, fresh garlic puree, ricotta, extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella) for $13
-Sweet sopresatta & wild mushroom (fresh herbs, zesty tomato sauce, mozzarella) for $19.
I enjoyed the Prosciutto white the best! It was the only small we got and it was 1 of 2 that didn't have tomato sauce. A table favorite was the Fire & Smoke because it was spicy.
How cute! My cousin and I's birthday is 6 days apart, so we both received a Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding (banana, rum caramel, fresh whipped cream) for $8 with candles on them. I'm very critical of bread puddings, so I thought it was good but still didn't compare to Gordon Biersch.
1699 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852