Nestled in the heart of Bethesda's charming downtown district, Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro serving the best in modern and traditional fare. Wooden shelves, ornate wine racks, and small cozy tables adorned with crisp white tablecloths create an air of sophistication and warmth. The food is equally as impressive. Before the meal even begins, guests are greeted by a toasty baguette and service fit for a five-star Parisian bistro. Their signature appetizers, escargot and oysters au gratin, are definitely worth a try. Mon Ami Gabi’s specialty, Steak Frites, is another crowd-pleaser, keeping guests happy by matching top-quality steaks with crispy French fries. This is a great place to enjoy a sumptuous lingering meal. - Zoe Pagonis
What once stood as the historic Bethesda Theater in 1938 has now been transformed into a suave live music supper club. Still carrying the glory of the yesteryear, Bethesda Blues and Jazz houses a small concert hall that serves brilliant continental fare. While 300 seats are ticketed as dinner seats, there are an additional 200 performance seats made available later. Come and enjoy this acoustically enhanced wonder on a fine evening.
Pie Sisters, a charming pie shop perched just off of the Potomac River, was created in 2010 by sisters Allie, Bear, and Cat Blakely. The three girls grew up baking pies with their mother, and after pursing different paths, realized that what they loved most was baking with their family. Thus, Pie Sisters was created, much to the excitement of pie-lovers throughout the capital. The shop offers a wide variety of sweet, savory, and specialty pies, along with some other baked goods like quiches. Visitors to Pie Sisters can purchase pie bites, slices, individual pies (known as a cuppie) and whole pies.
Situated on Jefferson Place, St. Arnold's on Jefferson borrows its name from the Patron Saint of Brewing known as St. Arnold of Flanders. This city center bar is focused on serving sumptuous Belgian brews like Raspberry Lambic and Belgian Blonde Ale. Food served here include traditional Belgian fare like mussels and frites. All in all, a perfect Belgian treat awaits you at St. Arnold's.
If you have a hankering for some divine baked goods, stop by the Cakeroom for some sweets. The bake shop's delectable offerings range from "tea time" cakes, to layered cakes, to gourmet cupcakes. For those who are looking for something a little less cake-y, the bakery also whips up cookies, cheesecakes, and morning pastries. Wash your selection down with coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, depending on your mood. Want something a little more personal? The Cakeroom also creates custom to-order cakes for special occasions.
An anagram of the DC neighborhood that Madam's Organ calls its home, the vibe at this jazz and blues club reflects the eclecticism that Adams-Morgan has a reputation for. It is a great addition to downtown’s social scene; its patrons would agree that its distinct joie de vivre is key to its fame. Savor a drink and classic grub, shoot some pool, and enjoy nightly live entertainment. If you wish to spend a night that you will remember for days to come, Madam's Organ is surely the place you should explore.
A venture of Grilled Concepts, Daily Grill serves classic American cuisine. Steaks, seafood, grills, pasta, you name it and you get it at this eatery. Begin your meal with popcorn shrimp, go on to chopped beef steak & onions or pan-fried trout and end with double chocolate layer cake. The place offers huge portions at value for money prices. And if you want to party in the restaurant itself, do note that it boasts of a private room, which can seat up to 40 guests.
Yuzu is a Japanese restaurant, counted among the best restaurants for sushi and sashimi. The chefs prepare authentic Japanese dishes like Chicken Teriyaki and Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura, and take pride in the ingredients that they use to make each aspect of the dish delightful. For those who want to unwind before their meals, they can order from a wide variety of alcoholic beverages at the bar. The inviting vibe and cozy ambiance, make the place suitable for intimate dinners.
Original Pancake House, is a family run breakfast place, essentially serving delicious pancakes. This chirpy eatery is known for its specialty Apple Pancakes and another cherished item being Dutch Baby. Other delectable options that consist the extensive breakfast menu include Sausage and Eggs Hash Brown Potatoes & Eggs and Bacon and Cheddar Omelette . This bustling eatery takes pride in its 100 original pancakes, and is considered the best place for brunch and breakfast.
The Barking Dog at Bethesda, blares out live music that one can enjoy with delicious fare. People head here for sumptuous Chicken Quesadillas, the wholesome Dog House Burger, tangy Nachos, creamy Spanikopita and lip-smacking sundaes with their favorite sports events aired across eleven TV's. The dance floor with up-beat music sets everyone grooving. The happy hour could not be more happier with chilled rail pint beers, luscious wines and appetizers. Their private room with excellent catering facilities is the ideal place to host your parties. And events like Beer Oh-lympics and the Happy Hour Kickball Summer Season set the ball rolling.
Enjoy spectacular Spanish food at Jaleo. Popular with locals, the restaurant has been teasing and tempting the palates of its patrons since its inception. Great for private parties, the staff ensures a happy time always. The menu consists of a variety of soups, tortillas and sandwiches. Enjoy patata bravas and sangria with friends. Valet parking is also offered here.