Expect two new restaurants in open in Maple Lawn in the next few weeks -- first The Grille and then the Polo Club.
That's according to the Maple Lawn developer who discussed the restaurants at the community's meeting last night. None of the plans are final -- which makes sense because opening a restaurant seems like complex work.
The Grille is working on some final arrangements, the developer said. This is the restaurant replacing the Venegas Prime Filet just off Rte 216. He said they had an inspection last Thursday and are probably aiming for a soft opening some time next week.
The Polo Club is a few more weeks behind. (Update: In 2014, it appears that the Indian restaurant will be called Ananda.) The talk was about an opening in late December or early January. This is an Indian place being built from scratch up near Johns Hopkins Road by the folks behind the Ambassador. I still don't see a Web site for them.