From Washingtonian Magazine: On Saturday nights, nearly all of Sterling seems to pack into the sprawling, 18,000-square-foot Bungalow Lakehouse—a restaurant with a split personality. Just behind the host stand lies a dining room and lounge with dark wood and hunting-dog paintings that recall the horse-country aesthetic at Clyde’s. But look to the left and you’ll find a more rollicking scene, with a sports hall, patio, and outdoor cigar bar packed with a crowd putting down pints and lining up in front of dartboards.
Head chef Jason Maddens, who once led the kitchen at Central Michel Richard, grew up five minutes from the restaurant—as a kid he scrubbed dishes at the defunct Lone Star Steakhouse, in the same building. Here he aspires to make food that both befits his fine-dining skills and appeals to less adventurous appetites.