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WOODBRIDGE, Va. – A family restaurant will open on the Occoquan River today.

It’s called The Landing Restaurant at Occoquan Harbour Marina and it will seat 80 guests who will dine on everything from seafood to steaks. Taking advantage of its location on the Occoquan River, the restaurant will also have a waterfront bar.

The Landing Restaurant at Occoquan Harbour Marina offers an 80 seat formal dining room, adjacent to a nautical themed bar with flat screen televisions. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 40. Outside, our “Front Porch” is a fully covered outdoor dining experience accommodating up to 40, and our expansive outdoor deck has its own Tiki Bar, seating for 50, with the best view on the Occoquan. 

The location was once called Water’s Edge and served as a late-night hangout. The new incarnation of this building is now being run by a chef who says he focused on the quality of food.

Troy Clayton is the Chef and Owner of Geranio Restaurant, The Landing at Coles Point Marina and The Landing at Occoquan Harbour Marina. His prestigious culinary career began in 1987 and has taken him across Europe and through some of the most well known kitchens in the world. Chef Clayton has cooked with names like Anthony Worrall Thompson, Marco Pierre White, James Martin, Jean Louis Palladin and Guenter Seeger in world-class establishments including 190 Queensgate, Dell’Ugo, Resto Des Amis, The Watergate Hotel, The Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt Hotels. He has received awards from Best Chef America, Academe Culinary de France and American Express “Young Chef of the Year.”

In 1998, Chef Clayton purchased the historic Geranio Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria,  an intimate, 110-seat Italian restaurant that has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, The Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and more. Geranio continues to receive critical acclaim including “Best of Awards” on Open Table, Zagat, Trip Advisor, Yelp and others, rating in the top 10 of more than 600 restaurants in Alexandria.

In May 2013, Chef Clayton opened The Landing Restaurant and Waterfront Bar in collaboration with the owner of Coles Point Marina. His love of the Potomac, the Northern Neck and close association with Mr. Burke make it a perfect partnership. The Landing at Coles Point received accolades from local and regional press, the boating community at large, and local residents in the Northern Neck.

Locally produced artwork will be on display for today’s grand opening and locally elected officials will also be there.

Award-winning chef Troy Clayton will host an invite-only grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for his newest restaurant, The Landing Restaurant at Occoquan Harbour Marina on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Artwork by Kazaan Viveiros will be on display throughout the restaurant and available for sale. Guests are invited to tour the new restaurant while enjoying complimentary heavy appetizers, wine and entertainment.

Local dignitaries, including Elizabeth Quist, Mayor of Occoquan, and Congressman Gerald Connolly will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, area business leaders, partners and clients.

A ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. and the art show begins at 4:30 p.m.