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Feb 20, 2007 07:07 PM

Has anyone visited the Potomac Grille in Rockville?

I think I've read that this is a reincarnation for a restaurant of the same name formerly in Potomac, and it recently opened in the space on Rockville Pike that was formerly the Moonlight Gourmet, and before that for you old timers, the Rickshaw.

I received a coupon in one of those mailers and it is close to my house so I thought I would check it out. Their website has a menu with prices and I was taken aback a bit. I know the space, which is quite casual, so their prices surprised me. The few regular dinners included a steak and crabcake, which exceed $25. Spare ribs are $24. Strips of chicken on pasta with marsala -- $18. A meatless Caesar salad is $10. A burger - $10. A French Dip sandwich - $12.

You can probably see where I'm going -- out here in the burbs, in a very casual place with it's bar at the heart of things -- are these really the prices that we are paying now? Is the cooking here worth these prices? Anyone been yet?

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  1. I haven't been, but the rents in Rockville are not exactly cheap, and if the place is trying to be a classic Grille, a la the Capitol Grille, etc. then those prices are not out of line. The proof is in the pudding as they say however.

    1. My buddy ate there after it opened and he said it was absolutely horrible. I drive by there everyday and the space looks just as bad as it used to when it was the chinese place. For those prices, how could you stray from Houstons right down the street? You can't get much better service or food for the money than Houstons in Rockville. Just get there very early for a table or obviously be prepared to wait.

      1. The other problem is that that location is fightin' it out with Temari for yumminess factor (as well as A&J just slightly down the pike, etc., etc.). I know they're totally different restaurants, but at those prices for that food, you're not going to draw me in unless I know you're a winner.

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