Reston Brothers Team Up to Open Restaurant in Lakeside Inn Space

by Karen Goff January 10, 2014 at 9:30 am 9,676 32 Comments


Reston lost a longstanding business when Lakeside Inn — a popular south Reston watering hole — shut its doors at South Lake Village Center last October after 22 years.

The Tracy brothers, who were raised nearby, saw the closing as an opportunity. Ryan Tracy and his brothers Pat and Matt, have signed a lease to open a more upscale tavern and restaurant that they hope to name “Red’s Table” after their red-haired grandfather.

The brothers own seven Five Guys franchises in Florida but had been looking for a place to open a full-service place nearby. Their parents Christine Baker, who recently retired from teaching at Buzz Aldrin Elementary, and Tom Tracy, are investors. Cousin John Jarecki, who operates The Light Horse Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, will assist.

Ryan Tracy, a 2002 South Lakes High School graduate, says they are gutting the former Lakeside Inn space at  down to the studs. Gone is the closed-off bar area. In its place will be an open kitchen and an expansive room with floor-to-ceiling windows for views of Lake Thoreau. The outdoor patio will stay, and Ryan Tracy said there are plans to add an additional patio.

“The place will look totally different than before,” he said. “It will have a rustic feel, taking advantage of its space by the lake. I think it will be a huge hit. People can sit out on the lake and really enjoy it.”

The menu is still a work in progress, he said. They are envisioning “American cuisine with fresh, local products, oysters, good sandwiches, as well as local craft beer and local wines,” he said.

Tracy said he hopes Red’s Table will be open by late summer or early fall.

  • Deana Maxine Demichelis

    YEAH! Sounds wonderful, can’t wait to see the results!!

  • Jeff Myers

    Looking forward to it!!

  • JGriff

    Yes, this is exactly correct! Locally owned, not a chain and totally renovated. Couldn’t ask for more!

  • Christy Lucas

    What a great name!! Great spoy- GREAT idea. Can’t wait.

  • Eve Thompson

    Outstanding! So glad that it’s going to be locally owned.

  • Greg

    Very promising. Hope it’s not TOO upscale, but the Lighthorse menu looks about right.

  • kahartke

    Choptank Sweets are the BEST local oysters! I am a local food blogger and can give you advice on menu/sources. Good luck guys, we love rustic and locally owned. YAY for you!

  • Name

    Looking forward to a new place!

  • Jim Lillard

    Always thought that space had a lot of potential. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  • John F Schaller

    Spot on! I can’t wait

  • Jessica Swingle

    Yay! This is VERY close to my husband’s office & we’re always looking for great places to grab lunch over there.

  • Steven Goff

    Great news!

  • Leslie Sogandares

    Awesome news! You had me at “local craft beer.” You can’t open soon enough!!

  • Laurie Hertneky

    Hooray for local business! Can’t wait for this new neighbor!

  • Pat Coit

    Sounds great – can’t wait!

  • Debra Steppel

    Please allow (well-behaved) dogs on the patio!

  • Nadia Mercer

    How cool is this! Can’t wait to eat there.

  • Scott Flues

    I remember when hippys usedto skinnydip in that lake , it was more fun than any resteraunt

  • Vivien Hemenway-McClelland

    Love me some Red Heads 🙂 Congrats guys and thanks for revitalizing a piece of Reston history. I can’t wait to see what you do to the place!!!

  • Jorge Diaz

    Congrats, looking forward to opening day, reserve a bottle of champagne.

  • Sue Brickman

    PLEASE remember vegans in your menu planning! You’ll have regulars for life!

  • Ryan Sanders 

    Great! I’m so excited to have this space locally owned and the plans are a dream! As a patron of the Lakeside Inn I have dreamed of seeing it modernized and open! Yay! My family and I will be among your first customers. Congrats and best to you brothers! ; )

  • realbobbk

    There are a lot of ‘local’ food/farms and wineries in Loudoun County, plus Catoctin Creek distillery!

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  • Tom Barnett

    Me, and many residents of the neighboring Lakeport community, cannot wait to support our newest local business. Red’s Table sounds great!

  • Kitty

    Planning on being there for my grandsons opening. Matt is my #1 grandchild. Love grandma Kitty

  • Melissa Silverman

    AWESOME!!!!! I can’t wait to have a great, locally owned place to eat superclose to home 🙂

  • Congratulations! So looking forward to a fresh new place, so needed at such an awesome location! Internet access would be awesome to share your patio in the afternoon on your patio for late lunches. Can’t wait to see it open.

  • taffytoo

    wishing the best… sounds like a winner!..nice to have a family owned restaurant so close to me!

  • Kelli Schollard-Sincock

    It’s about time! Yahoo. Excited! Especially about the oysters and craft beers. Bye bye dated 70’s decor…. Good luck guys. We will be there!

  • If you have music we would love to play there.. Variety music band. Here is an example: http://youtu.be/B-UK32lkHoM

  • Rick Turner

    That’s great! I have been a contractor in the Reston area for 25+ years and a previous customer. I remember when it first opened. We wish the new purveyors the best in this endeavor.


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