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Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

9751 Washingtonian Boulevard · Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 USA

The Bench


About The Bench

Sip and savor while watching sporting events at The Bench, a media-active bar and kitchen designed to meld social business and relaxing work here in Gaithersburg. Enjoy iconic American dining and happy hour specials in a comfortable room ambiance, with custom technology that takes home-style viewing to the next level. Ask us about group dining!

Meet Our Executive Chef

It takes real culinary know-how to craft the signature menu for The Bench. Executive Chef Aaron Tootill finds dining inspiration everywhere: from childhood memories of helping his grandmother make cherished Polish recipes, to more recent experience leading the kitchen at another popular restaurant not far from our Gaithersburg hotel. His passion for regional ingredients and enthusiasm for home brewing are evident in The Bench's hallmark chicken corn chowder, Flying Dog Pale Ale battered fish 'n' chips, and local craft beers on tap.

Bistro, banquette and bar seating, a 14-seat communal table and 11 HDTVs, gather on our pet-friendly lakeside patio to connect and relax in a casual atmosphere.

News & Events

There's always something happening at The Bench. We encourage you to check back frequently for updates.

Cinco de Mayo Snow Cones

WJLA Let's Talk Live


Executive Chef Aaron Tootill selects only the finest ingredients from artisans here in the Gaithersburg area to prepare delicious snacks, shareable appetizers, fresh salads, hearty soups and sandwiches, creative entrées and tempting desserts. Quench your thirst with happy hour specials, signature cocktails, and a variety of regional and international craft beers, wines and spirits from the bar.

Breakfast Menu (PDF)

Fall Menu (PDF)

Dessert Menu (PDF)

Dining in Gaithersburg, MD


The Bench serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour cocktails daily, making it the ideal spot for business get-togethers, intimate dining, and friendly gatherings.

Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

All-Day Dining
Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - Midnight
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - Midnight

Group Dining

Groups are welcome at The Bench. Reserve space in our restaurant, or on our seasonal 1,000-square-foot lakeside patio, for your next private business or social event. For more information about group and private dining, please email us at

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Directions & Parking


From D.C.

Follow I-66 West to I-495 North to I-270 North. Take Exit 9B (Sam Eig Highway West). At first light, turn left onto Fields Rd. At next light, turn left on Rio Blvd., which turns into Washingtonian Blvd. The Bench is on left.

From Baltimore

Follow I-95 South I-495 West (towards Silver Spring and Bethesda) to I-270 North. Take Exit 9B (Sam Eig Highway West). Turn left at first light onto Fields Rd. At next light, turn left on Rio Blvd., which turns into Washingtonian Blvd. The Bench is on left.


There is no charge for parking. Guests who drive electric or electric-hybrid vehicles may recharge them at our complimentary charging station.

Visit our hotel's Maps & Transportation page for more details.

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