River Falls Tavern (aka The Tavern at River Falls), a rustic-modern American pub from the talents behind nearby Renato and River Falls Market in Potomac won't officially open until April 23. Judging by the local buzz though, its tony neighbors can hardly wait.
The restaurant is done up in apple-green and maroon, with large pinewood panels accenting the walls. The granite-topped bar and high-top perches will likely be the center of the action, with clever treatments of area photographs and kaleidoscopes adding eye appeal. The moderately priced menu will feature the market's well-known crabcakes as well as roasted mussels, burgers, steaks and chops. Given its location in the heart of the local shopping mecca, it is likely to be a major gathering spot.
10128 River Road, Potomac; 301-765-8001