Owner Adam Greenberg told the Hyattsville Wire that his goal is to create a “power breakfast, lunch and dinner spot” in College Park, with ample parking, midpoint pricing and classy touches like a wood-burning pizza oven and a baby grand piano with live jazz music on many nights.
The menu will include at least 100 wines, including 10 to 15 by the glass; 12 beers on tap; classic dishes like house-made spinach dip, salads and sandwiches; and seasonal touches like grilled artichoke.
“I’ve always dreamed of building a restaurant like this,” he said.
College Park Grill will join a growing local restaurant scene that includes the similar Old Maryland Grill at the Hotel at the University of Maryland, where Greenberg runs his pizza and bagel restaurants; Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville; and the upcoming Burtons Grill at Riverdale Park Station.
But Greenberg thinks there’s room for a place that’s classy but not too expensive. His goal is an average price of $35 per person for a dinner that includes two entrees, two drinks and a shared appetizer.
That fits the hotel, which is designed to be a more affordable hotel for the overflow from the Hotel at UMD, and should help provide a regular supply of customers.