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Signature Dining and Restaurants for Seniors at Riderwood

A Commitment to Exceptional Dining

Are you ready to let someone else do the food shopping, cooking, and cleaning up? At Riderwood we use fresh, local ingredients and wonderful seasonings to create dishes that are sure to delight you. It's called Signature Dining, a commitment to a variety of menu offerings, executed at the moment of service and delivered to you in distinctive dining venues.

Signature Dining features an impressive selection of at least 25 items at a time that include familiar favorites and regional specialties, plus weekly chef specials, seasonal dishes, and holiday-themed events. Everything is cooked to order and served to your specifications.

While every apartment home includes a fully equipped kitchen, once you sample Signature Dining, you may find yourself spending less time over the stove.

Enjoy the Company of Good Neighbors

Great dining isn’t just about the food; it’s about the company. We offer restaurant-style seating, so you always have the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy plenty of lively conversation.

Happy hour is the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle. Enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine, or classic cocktail as you chat with old friends and new neighbors alike. 

A Talented, Well-Trained Team

Riderwood is committed to hiring only the best and most passionate team members at every level—from our professionally trained executive chef and our multiple sous chefs to our skilled culinary and waitstaffs and beyond. The entire team works in harmony to bring you an extraordinary experience every time you dine. Entrées are prepared at the moment of service with fresh ingredients and painstaking attention to detail and presentation.

The dining organization is overseen by a full-time dining director who serves as part of the community’s leadership team. Dining leaders work closely with the Riderwood Resident Advisory Council to ensure that residents have a valued voice. 

The Signature Dining program is fabulous!
Bill and Pat O.

Nine Delectable Places to Dine

Dining at Riderwood is as much about the company as it is about the food. For your convenience, there are nine on-campus restaurants where you’ll enjoy different atmospheres, and, if you wish, dining companions.

  • The Windsor Room
    Families love to gather at the Windsor Room for Sunday brunch or a delicious dinner buffet. Once you’ve sampled the wide array of entrées, be sure to go back and try our chef’s signature desserts!

  • Potomac Café
    Pop by the Potomac at lunchtime for a salad, deli wrap, or made-to-order sandwich. This casual café is also open for dinner.

  • The Overlook
    Enjoy your choice of pasta, steak, and seafood dishes. Our knowledgeable servers will greet you at your table and happily share the special selections of the day.

  • Blue Heron Pub
    Enjoy lunch and dinner at your favorite neighborhood pub, featuring outdoor dining with a patio and fire pit. 

  • Seasons
    As the name implies, this charming restaurant is the place to enjoy a tantalizing menu that changes with the seasons. It’s the perfect venue for celebrating a special occasion or just enjoying an intimate dinner with friends.

  • Seasons Lounge
    Enjoy small plates at this casual neighborhood lounge where friends meet and greet over delicious food and drinks. 

  • Fireside
    Located by the grand fireplace in the Village Square Clubhouse, Fireside is a great place to enjoy a sit-down dinner with neighbors or Sunday brunch with family.
  • Wye Oak Bistro
    This casual hangout features outdoor dining and a game room, not to mention cold beers and tasty sandwiches. It's the perfect place to watch the Redskins take on the Eagles!

  • Village Nook 
    Choose from a variety of breakfast options like croissants, bagels, and sandwiches, as well as coffee, tea, and espresso drinks.

Meals on the Go

Too busy for a sit-down meal? No problem. Some restaurants offer carryout options, so you can grab a hot and delicious meal on the run. A variety of snacks are also available at the convenience store.

Flexible Dining Options

At Riderwood you have the freedom to enjoy your meals, your way. Choose the dining plan that suits your lifestyle. Credits can also be used to treat family and friends to a delicious Riderwood meal, too!

Traditional Plan: Also called “Meal of the Day,” this option allows you to receive a meal credit equal to the number of days in the month to be used at any of the on-site restaurants. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to cook every meal.

20-Meal Plan: If you will be dining off-campus or expect to prepare meals in the fully appointed kitchen in your Riderwood apartment home, the 20 meal plan is a good value. It includes 20 meals per month in any Riderwood restaurant for a reduced Monthly Service Package fee.

If your preferences or dining habits change, that’s OK. You can switch your meal plan option each quarter.  

Eating Healthy Is Easy and Convenient

The food at Riderwood isn’t just great tasting; it’s also good for you. Using fresh ingredients and limited additives, our chefs create nutritious meals to please your palate. You’ll find meal options for the following dietary needs:

• Low sodium

• Sugar-free and low sugar

• Heart healthy

• Low carb

• Vegetarian

• Low cholesterol

Nutritional Information for Dinner Entrées

Riderwood posts dinner entree ingredients, calories, sodium, carbs, and more on an internal website called MyNutrition. As a resident, you can log in to find the information you need to make smart choices!