Woodmont Grill is an upscale American eatery and bar. The kitchen is known for its delectable dishes like Ice-burg Wedge & Blue Cheese salad and house specials like Double Cut Pork Chop, that feature, bold flavors and artistic presentations. There is an assortment of dishes especially catering to the vegetarian palate. The place has an elaborate bar, with an extensive list of alcoholic beverages, that perfectly complement your meals. The place follows a dress code that certainly excludes flip flops, sportswear and beachwear or any kind of revealing attire. With a classy ambiance, great hospitality, delicious food and elegant decor style, Woodmont Grill makes for a good place for getting together with friends and family.
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
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
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.
Praline Bakery & Bistro is a fine place that offers grubs for any ages and tastes since April 2006. The ambiance is cool and casual to hang out at. The bakery has a fantastic variety of macaroons, pistachio chocolate croissant, coffees, cakes and pastries. The delectable French cuisine is much appreciated for a good meal, at any time of the day. Private parties and gathering are accommodated in the restaurant too for memorable moments. Call ahead for more details, or check out their website.
Managed by the RAMMY Award-winning team Zena Polin and Jerry Hollinger, The Dish & Dram is a popular upscale restaurant in Kensington that offers comfort food and drinks by “dram”. This upscale restaurant with its cozy interiors and tall tables is a reflection of the favorite places of the owners. The major reason for this eatery’s popularity is that it serves comfort favorites fish tacos, homemade desserts and drinks by the dram (Scottish term for a small drink). The menu here is expertly categorized into Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Kids, Happy Hour and Wine & Cocktails. Some of the delicacies served here include Fried Oysters, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, Pork Chops and Shoofly pie. In October 2018, The Washington Post described The Dish & Dram as a model neighborhood restaurant. Dine here to savor the taste of comfort food and good wine.
Seoul Food D.C is the brainchild of husband and wife duo, J.P and Anna Goree. From its humble origins as a food truck in 2011 to a full-fledged eatery, their culinary journey has delighted foodies in the town. Their seasonal menu is a blend of Asian fusion, Korean and Japanese cuisines with emphasis on regional ingredients and ethically raised beef, chicken, eggs and seafood. Their wholesome goodness is packed with flavor and offers something for everyone. The eclectic music and film posters add to the character of this place while the peppy music playing in the background gives it a cheery ambiance. Don't miss this unassuming place if you are looking for tasty bites and something new to add on to your culinary expedition.
Try out the Hollywood East Café, a Chinese eatery with a 200-item menu. Featuring everything you can think of from grilled seafood, to steamy noodle soups, to roasted meat. Hollywood East Café is sure to please you and your big appetite. You will not regret anything!
Head to Ruan Thai for some delicious and reasonably priced Thai food. A family-run restaurant since 1998, the restaurant offers an array of authentic Thai specials cooked by traditional Thai chefs. The highlights of the menu include pad-Thai, green curry, panang, cashew chicken and deep-fried watercress. Quick service in modest settings coupled with an inexpensive menu makes this eatery the perfect fit for those on a budget.
Cooper's Mill Bethesda, earlier a flour mill is now a fully fledged restaurant and bar. This elegantly spaced and designed restaurant is simplistic in detail, yet makes it a blissful experience. The food here is scrumptious, while the cocktails they prepare are delicious as well. The chefs prepare tasty dishes, and also have a tasting session based on the freshest ingredients.