Jordan’s Steak Bistro, Wellington’s only independently owned upscale steakhouse, closed Sunday, management announced.
The family-owned restaurant, which opened in March 2013 in a plaza near the Mall at Wellington Green, specialized in hearty steaks cooked in an 1800-degree broiler. The big daddy on the menu: Jordan’s bone-in cowboy steak ($59), weighing from 18 ounces to 2 pounds. A heap of matchstick French fries completed the feast.
Jordan’s owners, Jordan and Ivette Naftal, announced the closing in a special email to regular customers:
“Big news. We would like to thank our loyal guests for a wonderful four years!” said the email. “Stay tuned for a future announcement letting you know where we land.”
That “next adventure” could come “very soon,” the owners suggested on the restaurant’s Facebook page last weekend.
Jordan Naftal, a former Baltimore-area restaurateur, opened the steakhouse in the space Pangea had operated.
On Sunday, the Naftals’ son, Jake Naftal, posted a message of his own on Facebook:
“I have adored being a part of this place, a part of your lives, and a participant in all the splendorous evenings we provided here. I’ve made many friends out of you, and learned so much… We love making food, we love making you smile, and you make us smile, too. See you at the next cookout.”