Reisterstown residents will soon have a new place to eat, drink and watch sports with family and friends. And it will be run by some familiar local restaurant owners.
Playoff Bar & Grill, currently under construction in the Cherry Valley Shopping Center, will be owned and operated by Tony Illiano and Mike Heyman. They hope to open by the end of December.
The Illiano name may sound familiar—Tony and his brother, Mike, have been doing business in Baltimore County for 33 years. Together, they own Vito’s Pizza restaurants in Owings Mills, Pikesville and the Towson area.
Playoff Bar & Grill will feature a mix of moderately priced Italian and American food with seafood, steaks, wings, nachos and a kids menu. It will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., with a seven-day wine, beer and liquor license. The bar will have happy hour specials as well.
“It’s a good spot, nice neighborhood,” Illiano said. “There’s nothing really going on in this area with good food and entertainment except for Bill Bateman’s and TGI Friday’s.”
The restaurant will feature two levels of seating and 23 high-definition LED TVs.
“Quality is what we’re really stressing here,” Heyman said.
In the future, the restaurant may feature live music from local bands and the owners are looking into opening an outdoor patio next year.
Playoff is currently hiring wait staff, bartenders and bus boys. Those interested in applying can stop by Playoff at 11706 Reisterstown Road or call 410-526-6500.