Chicago Area Favorite Lao Sze Chuan Opens Today in North Bethesda

by MCS Staff

Lao Sze Chuan, a Chinese restaurant with most of its locations in the Chicago area (as well as locations in Minnesota and Connecticut), is opening today in the space formerly occupied by BRIO Tuscan Grille at 20 Paseo Drive, in North Bethesda.

Brio closed in 2017 after five years in the location

Lao Sze Chuan will offer Peking duck, beef, chicken, vegetable dishes, rice and noodle dishes, soup, seafood, and more, according to it’s menu.

Google lists the restaurant hours as 5pm-10pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and 12pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday (closed Monday).

Per the Lao Sze Chuan website:

The very first Lao Sze Chuan opened in 1998 in Chicago’s Chinatown and has since become one of the most beloved Chinese restaurants nationwide. The brainchild of Sichuan-born Chef Tony Hu, Lao Sze Chuan prides itself on providing traditional Sichuan cuisine with high-quality ingredients. In 1999, Lao Sze Chuan was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as “One of the Best,” receiving a “three fork” rating that was considered a prominent accomplishment for Chinese restaurants at that time.


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