36-A Maryland Avenue
The 190-seat restaurant, which opened Sunday on Rockville Town Square, has an ocean-themed feel meant to complement its menu, which mainly draws from French and Italian seafood while bringing in other influences. The 6,400-square-foot space includes a bar, private rooms and about 25 seats on an outdoor patio. Zhu said a lack of solely seafood-dedicated restaurants in downtown Rockville inspired her to open with a seafood menu in the former location of American Tap Room, which closed in December. Zhu also owns China Garden, a restaurant that closed in Arlington and will move into the former REI space at 1701 Rockville Pike. She said she hopes that restaurant will open in late 2018. Pandora is open Mondays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.