TYSONS CORNER, VA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Tysons Corner Marriott opens a world of taste with its new Shutters Bar & Kitchen, the dynamic American restaurant in Tysons Corner featured in the reinvented Marriott Hotels and Resorts Greatroom.
Named for the shutters that are a highlight of the stylish architecture, Shutters Bar & Kitchen offers a fresh dining experience that embraces the culinary treasures of Virginia and the Chesapeake region. The Tysons Corner restaurant is an integral part of the new Marriott Hotels & Resorts Greatroom designed for people with a taste for the unexpected and an appetite for work and play. Complimentary WiFi and modern furnishings -- including a communal tech table -- provide an effortless and efficient transition between lobby and restaurant where guests can chill, gather and collaborate.
"Every detail of our renovation was conceived to nourish the modern lifestyle, from satisfying food and pub-style drinks to flexible technology and seating," says Shelly DiMeglio, general manager, Tysons Corner Marriott. "We know our guests want style and sophistication without sacrificing comfort and we designed this Greatroom to meet the needs of today's traveler who wants to work and play."
The thoughtfully sourced American menu of Virginia favorites, crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Murray, features shareable appetizers, crisp salads and creative entrées and sandwiches. Murray taps his Southern roots in signature selections such as piled-high baby back ribs slow-cooked and smoked with Virginia whiskey barbecue sauce, and Virginia hard cider rotisserie chicken that is brined with hard apple cider, rubbed with his special blend of herbs and spices and slow-cooked. Appetizers such as Virginia mac and cheese fritters with Virginia country ham and local cheese, and Chesapeake crab and corn chowder reflect his emphasis on incorporating seasonal ingredients from local artisans, farms and waters.
The glow from the backlit bar is a beacon for thirsty guests. Whiskey from regional distilleries is prominent in handcrafted cocktails. Authentic root beer joins refreshing local microbrews on tap. Virginia wine is offered by the glass and bottle.
Washington, D.C.-based architecture firm CORE designed the 146-seat restaurant and Greatroom with an inviting mix of textures and colors, including blonde and walnut wood, marble and copper. A bar made of amber recycled glass, communal seating, cozy booths and tables and an area to play shuffleboard offer the perfect spot for friendly gatherings, intimate dinners and business networking.
Shutters Bar & Kitchen is in Tysons Corner Marriott, located at 8028 Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner, Va. The Tysons Corner hotel is conveniently located near Washington, D.C. via the Capital Beltway, and across the street from Tysons Corner Center, one of the nation's largest and most influential shopping centers. For more information, call 703-734-3200 or visit www.TysonsCornerMarriott.com. Get social with Shutters on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter @MarriottTysons.
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