Red’s Table, the long-awaiting, locally owned restaurant slated to open at the former Lakeside Inn space at South Lakes Village Center, hopes to open by the end of August, said co-owner Ryan Tracy.
The date is tentative, depending on county permits and inspections. However, after months of construction — and construction-related delays — the business appears on track, he said.
Tracy, along with brother Matt and Pat, first signed on for the project in early 2014, a few months after Lakeside Inn closed after more than 20 years at the spot.
The Tracys had expected to open in March 2015, but a roof issue, which resulted in the whole roof having to be replaced, delayed the project to summer 2015.
The new roof is in place, and the interior remodeling is in its late stages.
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Adam Stein, a well-known DC chef, is running the kitchen. The menu is still in the planning stages, but Red’s Table will concentrate on an abundance of locally sourced products, Tracy said.
The restaurant has hired Sharon Wetteland, an experienced restaurant manager, as its general manager. Wetteland comes to Reston from jobs in San Diego and Minnesota.
Red’s is still looking for a bar manager and an assistant general manager. Apply by sending a resume to [email protected].
On Friday, crews were putting awnings into place on the new patio overlooking Lake Thoreau. Tracy said there will be heaters on the patio, and they expect to seat restaurant patrons there most of the year. The existing patio, to the right of the front door, will be a bar patio, he said.
The full bar will include craft cocktails and 14 craft beers on tap (as well as a wide assortment of national brands in bottles), Tracy said.
The restaurant will be open for dinner at first, with lunch and weekend brunch to come soon after.