Macon Bistro & Larder Opening May 10th – More Details and Menu

5120 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Check out Macon’s full menu here.

From a press release:

Macon Bistro & Larder slated to open May 10 in Chevy Chase, D.C. brings to the neighborhood the classic bistro cuisine of Macon, France, and the southern hospitality and traditions of Macon, Georgia. That means grilled mountain trout with pecan persillade, pork rillettes, boiled peanuts, and raclette with fingerling potatoes. Creative cocktails, craft beers and a focused French wine list will round out the offerings — all within walking distance of neighborhood homes and the Metro.

Chef/owner Tony Brown, who hails from Macon, Georgia, is a graduate of Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School. Brown honed his craft at Union Square Café in New York and Square One in San Francisco before starting his own restaurant, The Burro, a Cal-Mex quick-service chain with three locations in D.C.

Now he’s ready for a new challenge. He wants to put a fresh, contemporary twist on the simple, classic style of a neighborhood bistro with warm, friendly service. Brown has hired back to the D.C. area Chef de Cuisine Michael Matis who most recently was Executive Sous Chef at Yardbird in Miami. Trained in the area, Matis has worked in the kitchens at CityZen and Citronelle.

Braised short ribs with shallot gravy, Macon fried chicken, and seared scallops on butter bean mash are just a few of the items Brown has on his menu. Macon Bistro & Larder will also sell prepared foods, including homemade caramels, quick cured pickles, Grandma Essie’s biscuits and a rotating variety of sweet and savory snacks and heat-and-eat entrees.

Look for this mid-priced bistro to become the neighborhood go-to spot for drinks with friends, an easy weekday dinner, or a fun weekend meal. Go with your date, your parents, your kids or your buddies. Macon Bistro & Larder has something for everyone.

Macon Bistro & Larder is a locally owned neighborhood restaurant re-inventing bistro cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Chef Tony Brown, inspired by his southern roots and his world travels, brings together the cooking styles of Macon, Georgia, and Macon, France, to create classically delicious dishes – all served with a side of southern hospitality. Macon, in the historic Arcade Building in Chevy Chase, opens for dinner daily at 5:00pm. Macon Bistro & Larder, 5120 Connecticut Avenue, NW”

9 Comment

  • justinbc

    Yardbird is a fantastic restaurant. If this guy can even come close to mimicking what he helped prepare down there then it will be a nice addition. Are the two towns of Macon somehow related though, or is the owner just trying to be cute?

  • Woah. That has to be the most normal restaurant press release in recent memory. How refreshing!

    That location isn’t exactly bustling, so I hope the neighborhood supports them.

  • They are sister cities

  • I love lard, and all things cooked in lard. This place is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

  • Does Gerald still have his Workout Studio in there? Guy does wonders! Recommended to anyone looking for personal training in the Chevy Chase area. Last time I was in the arcade there were maybe 2 opened business’s, so glad to see new things opening up there.

  • I love the arcade building, and the menu looks promising. Since they offer take-out options, as well as the bistro, I’ll do my bit! Yum!

  • The menu looks great. I’m looking forward to this opening. French and Southern food, is definitely a winning combination. Hopefully the chef can execute the menu very well

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