Construction is underway on a LongHorn Steakhouse on Leesburg Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads across from the Skyline Center. The free-standing restaurant, next to the Olive Garden, is scheduled to open in May, said company spokesperson Heidi Schauer.
The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, and cocktails, as well as steaks. The restaurant will be 6,275 square feet with seating for about 240 diners. “The restaurant’s design celebrates the natural beauty of the American West,” says Schauer, with wood and stone “interiors featuring updated, contemporary artwork and sculptures of horses, western landscapes, and sunsets.”
There are more than 530 LongHorn Steakhouses in 40 states, including three in Northern Virginia – in Chantilly, Dulles, and Manassas. LongHorn is owned by Darden Restaurants, based in Orlando, Fla., which also owns the Olive Garden chain.