This story was corrected on Oct. 3, 2013. An explanation follows the story.
Gaithersburg will gain a new eatery when chef and owner Robert Wiedmaier opens a second location of Brasserie Beck in the Kentlands in early 2014.
With a location already in Washington, D.C., Brasserie Beck is known for its extensive Belgian beer list, mussels, beef carbonnade, steak and frites, tagliatelle with wild boar ragu, and other entrees.
The restaurant, located at 311 Kentlands Blvd., will occupy the space formerly belonging to O’Donnell’s Sea Grill, which had been a longtime community staple.
City Manager Tony Tomasello said he thinks the restaurant will be an exciting addition.
“People are ready for something different,” he said. “This restaurateur has been successful in other areas, so I think people are pretty curious.”
Wiedmaier’s RW Restaurant Group also includes Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda, Arlington and Atlantic City, Wildwood Kitchen in Bethesda, Brabo in Alexandria, and Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck in Washington, D.C.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the location of the first Brasserie Beck restaurant. It is in Washington, D.C.