Restaurant industry veterans Jennifer Meltzer and Chef Edward Reavis announce the opening of ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR, where the welcoming spirit of New England is combined with a modern take on the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern cuisine. Located at the Montgomery Center in downtown Silver Spring, the Restaurant is set to open on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.
The name of the Restaurant, conceived from a widely-used New England saying, defines the Restaurant’s desired overall guest experience. Restaurant owner Jennifer Meltzer explains: “The phrase ‘All set’ is frequently heard throughout the New England region to indicate one is “good to go” and nothing more is needed. Our goal at All Set is to treat our community and guests to an exceptionally satisfying dining experience which far exceeds our guests’ expectations.”
Putting a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes which reflect Chef-Owner Edward Reavis’ passion for fresh ingredients, nutritious foods and unforgettable flavors, the menu will feature American cuisine inspired by the traditions of coastal New England. Notable menu items include Crispy Skin Rockfish, Crab Cakes, Fried Oyster Burger, Butternut Squash Risotto and Braised Short Ribs. Raw Bar selections include a variety of seasonal Oysters, Littleneck Clams, Chilled Shrimp, Lobster, and Crab. A Family Clam Bake and Fried Chicken dinner will also be offered on Sunday nights. (For the complete menu, please visit http://www.allsetrestaurant.com.)
Keeping true to the concept, the full-service bar will provide classic and modern cocktails, alongside carefully selected wines, craft beers and ciders, all with a real emphasis on coastal New England. The bar will also feature handpicked spirits and liqueurs with housemade juice blends and syrups to complement Chef Reavis’ cuisine.
The 4,730-square-foot space designed by StreetSense includes a 125-seat dining room, 15-seat bar featuring a raw seafood display and a 24-seat outdoor patio. A private dining room is also available to accommodate private events.
The Restaurant will be ALL SET to begin regular lunch and dinner service starting on Tuesday, April 14th. Breakfast and weekend brunch are planned for May or June of this year.
HOURS: 11:30 am – 3:00pm (Monday thru Friday) for Lunch; 5:00pm – 10:00 pm (Monday through Thursday), 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Friday and Saturday), 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Sunday) for Dinner, 3:00pm – 6pm daily for Happy Hour. Raw Bar and Bar Menu available between Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast and Weekend Brunch to commence at a future date.
ALL SET will bring the vision and talent of Chef Edward Reavis to Silver Spring’s dining scene. With a focus on fresh ingredients, locally-grown produce, signature cocktails, excellent preparation, and a chic ambiance, Silver Spring will now have the perfect answer to the question, “Where should we go to eat?”
The menu will feature American cuisine inspired by the traditions of New England and will change seasonally to provide the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
All Set Restaurant & Bar is conveniently located in the Montgomery Center (8730 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland) which is walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro Station, The Fillmore and two blocks from Discovery Worldwide and United Therapeutics Headquarters.
Hailing from the small town of Emporia, Virginia, Edward Reavis began his culinary journey at the age of 15 washing dishes. At that time he did not know that food would become his main passion. Later, while pursuing a degree in Physical Education at Virginia State University, Reavis realized how important nutrition is for a healthy lifestyle but more than that, he found that he loved to cook and create dishes to impress his friends and family. That love took him to Baltimore International Culinary School where he was able to study professional cooking while working at Morton’s Steakhouse and Gaylord National. Reavis left Gaylord National to join the opening team at the Capital Grille Chevy Chase, MD where he met Jennifer Meltzer. In 2012, Edward received his Professional Chef Certification from the Culinary Institute of America in Hype Park, NY. He has worked at several DC-area favorites such as Tico DC, The Front Page, District Commons and Burger Tap and Shake. Most recently, Edward worked as sous chef at Cru Oyster Bar – named “Best New Restaurant” by Boston Magazine – in Nantucket, MA. With All Set, Chef Edward Reavis looks forward to using traditional culinary practices and incorporating new techniques he has learned through his travels.