In the 4,500-square-foot space two blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station, the new Scion boasts a 70-seat dining room featuring an Asian-themed comfort food menu and a lounge and 12-seat bar offering a large rotating selection of American craft beer and a modest list of wines and cocktails.
The food menu is nearly identical to the original location's. Chef Allan Javery has added some new entrees including hand-made gnocchi with shredded duck ragu and goat cheese topped with flash-fried spinach, and a spring risotto with asparagus, summer peas, and an over-easy egg.
Bar manager Tim Liu has taken advantage of D.C.'s lax alcohol laws to stock the Dupont restaurants with out-of-market beers from breweries like Colorado's Funkwerks and Oregon's Oakshire and Gigantic. But because of Montgomery County's more stringent regulations, he describes the current list of 12 drafts and 35 bottles as "a work in progress" and expects to have the bottle list up to 60 by the end of the month. Read more New Scion Opens in Silver Spring