Black's Bar & Kitchen—a welcoming venue for either lunch or dinner—serves great American food, and the seafood bar is impressive. Outdoor seating is available, and the bar is separated from the restaurant so the noise level is kept to a minimum.
Voted "Best New Restaurant of Bethesda," Mussel Bar lives up to the name and the hype. Opened in the fall of 2010 by Chef Weidmaier, Mussel Bar is known for serving up large, steaming pots of mussels in a variety of savory flavors. In addition to mussels, Mussel Bar's Belgian fries and delicious wood-fired tarts, or Belgian pizzas, are a must. The tarts incorporate fresh ingredients that burst with flavor, and are large enough to share with another person. Lastly, don't forget to try a new beer from their long and unique international beer list, such as Drabo Pils and raspberry beer. -Shirley Hsieh
1789 Restaurant, a formal, elegant restaurant in Georgetown, is a Washington favorite. Its Federal-era architecture is nicely accentuated by burning fireplaces and classic linen-and-silver table settings. A wide range of New American entrees are featured on the menu. There are fine vegetarian offerings as well as non-vegetarian delicacies like hanger steak and grill rack of lamb. The desserts here are similarly divine.
Capitol Hill's critically-acclaimed Charlie Palmer Steak is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge along the world-famous National Mall. Here you'll find only the finest cuts of artisan meats, game, fish and fowl, prepared in Chef Charlie Palmer's progressive American style. This is the place to see and be seen. If you are a wine connoisseur, scroll through their 10,000 American wines on an eWinebook while three sommeliers are on hand for consultation. The restaurant also has three private dining rooms and a rooftop terrace for events for up to 400 guests, with spectacular views of the Capitol.
Olazzo, is a classy and bar, essentially serving Italian cuisine. The chefs prepare delicious options like Shrimp Rose salad and Italian Sausage sandwich. The food is prepared using the freshest of ingredients that effortlessly enhance your dining experience, making each aspect of the dish, tasteful. The long convivial eatery has an elaborate bar, serving wines and craft cocktails. The ambiance of this place is relaxed, enhanced by the cozy dimly lit interiors, with a rustic decor style, making the place perfect for an evening get together.
Positano Ristorante Italiano, is an ethereal Italian restaurant. The kitchen is known for its homemade Tortellini and Lasagna Bolognese, laced with authentic Italian flavors, presented artistically. The place also serves some toothsome dessert options like Tiramisu and black forest cake. This old world charm restaurant also lends its dining halls for private events like weddings and other celebrations. With so much to offer, the place is perfect for any occasion.
Your heart sings as you sit in this gem of a restaurant. Sprawling over a generous dining room and a patio and adorned with fixtures that are reminiscent of Italian fervor, this jolly little restaurant serves Italain food that will inject a new life into you. Enjoy a lunch, dinner or a brunch in one of its cozy spots while you unwind and revel in its food and surroundings. An impressive wine list and a selection of eclectic spirits also features in its carte. La Panetteria is a perfect place to discover the closet Italian in you.
With its bold red walls, and modern American menu, Persimmon, located in Bethesda, Maryland, has an excellent cuisine that is matched by their wines. You can enjoy creative combinations like wasabi-crusted oysters and crab cakes with bacon mashed potatoes. They offer a number of high-priced vintages but with more by-the-glass tasting options. The restaurant is ideal for all occasions but you are likely to find more than one couple holding hands!