We've tried twice with just average results. Only the downstairs and deck are open so far. Service is still learning. Air conditioning is not adequately sized to deal with the west facing fully windowed dining room. The sunset view across the Patuxent River is great....just need some more shade or tint on windows to help the a/c. The dining room is nice and a total improvement on the old Catamaran's.
The food is okay, but not up to par with several other Solomon Is. restaurants. We've tried the crab cake sandwich, fish taco and soft shell crabs. Crab cake was mostly back fin meat and pretty bland. You'll get much better at Ruddy Duck, Pier or Kingfishers. Two fish tacos were served on large wheat tortillas with way too much over-sauced cole slaw burying the modest striped bass. The taste was good when you remove most of the slaw so you can find the fish. We heard other complaints of over-sauced dishes. The soft shells were very good....sautéed with a light tomato cream sauce.
Striped Rock is a definite improvement over Catamarans, but still has a way to go to compete with other good area restaurants. We hope they improve and succeed.