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
Rose's Luxury is a perfect place to drink, eat and socialize. A quaint little eatery with a simple and unpretentious ambiance, it is popular with locals in the area. Ricotta-stuffed gnocchi, Korean fried catfish, and Vietnamese pate are some examples of what you might find on their constantly changing menu. Cocktails and other beverages are also available to complement your food. The beautiful garden patio is perfect for a romantic meal.
An elegant ambiance is created in the dining room, which is decorated with wooden flooring, a cozy fireplace and even a separate area for private dining. Feast on dishes like the pork rib eye and the scallop and chicken specials, and end your evening with one of their sinfully delicious desserts. Celebrate your private events here and cherish the memories for life.
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.
This casual restaurant takes its name from John Singer Sargent's painting El Jaleo. A large mural of a flamenco dancer, based on Sargent's work, adorns a wall in the restaurant and sets the casual tone of the interior. Jaleo is the perfect place to drink sangria, devour tasty tapas and tantalize your taste buds with paella. Flamenco dancers entertain the crowd on Wednesday evenings.
Asia Nine is one of Washington D.C.'s many concept restaurants and bars; it succeeds where many others have failed, with its unique blending of different Asian cuisines. Alongside a delectable selection of sushi, Asia Nine Bar serves innovative dishes that are difficult to resist; the Asia-Nine lamb chop is served with signature spices and a mango soy coulis. The Sukothai noodle soup is served with a topping of crushed wontons, peanuts and scallions. Alongside the modern Asian fare is an extensive sake menu and a selection of tasty cocktails. Reservations are recommended.
Russia House Restaurant manages to take you on a journey across Russia through a platter of food. With fare that is as inspiring as creative, Russia House Restaurant serves authentic Russian Cuisine to patrons with diverse appetites. The restaurant's interiors are a reminder of luxurious standards, complete with bright ocher walls and princely furniture. In another section, the murals on the walls showcase a different aspect of Russian culture. Staying true to Russia's identity, this specialty restaurant boasts of an exclusive Vodka menu. Service is courteous and always around to uplift your East European experience.
Located in a building with a certain Victorian appeal, Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano is the embodiment of fine Italian dining. The decor is a simple affair with an old charm to it. The atmosphere lets worldly romance thrive along with the romance of the taste buds. Signature Veal Chops and linguine are the highlights of the culinary creativity that dwells here. A stellar wine selection of Tuscan roots also feature, which goes along rather well with the decadently rich food on offer.
PassionFish is one of the most preferred restaurants when it comes to savoring seafood. Seafood lovers will surely enjoy their sushi, which is made to order, crabs, scallops, sushi rolls, shrimps, black truffle risotto with spinach, lobster rolls, roast chicken and much more. This upscale place offers a full bar and an extensive variety of cocktails and wines to accompany the freshest seafood. The private dining River Room and the balcony area are offered to celebrate your special occasions too.
Cafe Renaissance is a European restaurant featuring French and Italian cuisines. The restaurant has an intimate ambiance with renaissance art deco covering the walls and cozy seating. Ideal for romantic lunch or dinners, Cafe Renaissance is known for its warm hospitality, good food and fine wine.
Asbestos Sheet and bright lights and an overall metallic decor adorn the interior of this Korean cuisine restaurant. The aforementioned features give this place welcoming and rustic charm, and it is in such a unique atmosphere that you get to savor Pan Fried Dumplings, Kalbi Beef Rib or LA Beef Rib, Boneless Rib, Bulgogi and Beef Brisket. Dine here to explore the subtleties of Korean cuisines.
You will not forget the unique interiors of Nostos easily. Pleasant shades of gray and white dominate while elegant tables and chairs span over the entire dining room. Greek paintings hang on the walls and the place exudes a relaxing vibe. The restaurant sets the perfect atmosphere required for a truly relaxed dining experience. Nostos serves Greek fare with the spotlight on seafood wherein the fishes are specially brought from the rich Mediterranean ocean. An extensive list of wines also features to bring about the perfect climax to your Greek meal.