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.
Located in the heart of Washington, Estadio is a great place to drop by to feast on some authentic Spanish flavors. Under the tutelage of Executive Chef Haidar Karoum the culinary team offers a delectable Spanish fare of soups, salads, montaditos (open sandwiches), meat, seafood, chicken and egg dishes. The decor of the restaurant, with timber furnishing and iron panels, resembles a 19th-century Spanish restaurant. Though the restaurant stops serving dinner earlier in the night, guests can enjoy drinks and light bites at the bar that is open till late.
Get cocooned in the warmth of Greek hospitality at Kellari Taverna. The restaurant and the staff, driven by their motto, "Enter as Strangers, Leave As Friends," ensure that no guest leaves their premises dissatisfied, but instead will come back for more. A must try here are their seafood dishes made with authentic Hellenistic flair. Complement your meal with a wine from their collection of over 300 labels. For those who would love to enjoy Greek wines at reasonable rates can drop in on the first Monday of every month, when they host Greek Wine Happy Hour.
Art And Soul is another upscale D.C. restaurant perfect for a business lunch, or an intimate dinner. The cuisine is a seamless blend of traditional Southern cooking with a contemporary Washingtonian twist; try the spice-rubbed ahi tuna with fried green tomatoes, or the blackened scallops with buttermilk mash. The restaurant has a famed happy hour where you can get a fantastic food and drink pairing for ten dollars - the selection is ample, and a fantastic array of wines by the glass or bottle are also available. Art And Soul is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; reservations are recommended.
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.
Assaggi Osteria is for all those who love Italian food and good mozzarella. The menu features a wide array of appealing appetizers, salads, homemade pastas, fresh seafood and veal. You need to keep a careful watch on the road if you are driving as chances are you might miss this hidden gem. Due to the chef-owner's love for seafood, Assaggi specializes in seafood and you can find interesting treasures from the seas all around the world in here all sourced freshly of course. All the other produce is procured from local Amish farms and the desserts are made in the house. The farm to table menu is served as small plates meant to be shared.
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.
Palm Restaurant at Tysons Corner is a suburban steakhouse part of the Palms chain steakhouses, has a power lunch of steaks, prime ribs, and lobsters for your busy day. It also has diners who are diet conscious and those who have a leisure to have a long meal. If you are a first timer, then go for the favorite - grilled filet Mignon with Gorgonzola and arugula. Known for their prime steaks and jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Palm is a family run restaurant for three generations. Try the wide array of breadbaskets and the decadent desserts especially the Key lime pie, a delicious creamy tart of pastry. Enjoy the happy hour during weekdays at their Palm bar.
La Sandia is a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar by renowned Mexican Chef Richard Sandoval at Tysons Corner Center. Though it is in a mall, it is a notch above than most mall dining eateries. With a vibrant decor, the multi-colored panels are used to create spaces or adjust the dining room for corporate or private events. The authentic Mexican menu featuring homemade corn tortillas, traditional salsas, enchiladas, burritos, fajitas and dishes like chicken mole, carnitas and more. Try the strawberry margaritas made with fresh fruit. Their bar has over 200 fine tequilas and apart from daily lunch and dinner, they also offer Sunday brunch. Enjoy the festivity with your entire family or a bunch of friends.