Photo from www.addiesrestaurant.com
Recently I was looking for a place to have a nice lunch in the Rockville area and remembered a little place I have probably passed a thousand times and always swore I should try- Addie's. Amidst the strip-malls and infamously bad pike traffic is a quaint little golden cottage that looks as though it should be on a lake. Walking up to the restaurant you are welcomed with a front outdoor dining area that is remarkably peaceful for being about 25 yards from one of the busiest roads in the area. Inside is small, but charming. You feel as though you are in someone's home. I was surprised to be led to yet another outdoor dining area on the back patio. It is a large, stone, fenced-in patio with a giant beautiful tree in the center. The branches are adorned with hanging candle lanterns. It is an incredibly beautiful and romantic setting.
The host was extremely accommodating. He accidentally gave my reserved table away so arranged for another table to be set up. It was extremely busy but I didn't have to wait long.
I saw many things I wanted from the menu but decided on the Cuban sandwich and my husband got the veal meatballs with goat cheese polenta. The Cuban was one of the better ones I've had in awhile. The pork was tender and the ham was salty. The mustard ale cheese oozed out the sides, which is a great quality in a Cuban. The only thing I found to be missing were the pickles. Standard Cubans call for pickles on top but this had red onions, which was also good.
polenta was a perfect compliment.
My lunch at Addie's was a great dining experience, which can be expected as it's part of the Black Restaurant group (Black's, Blacksalt, Black Market). I can't wait to go back for dinner.
11120 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852