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.
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.
This Asian-style teahouse in the heart of Dupont Circle hosts outdoor Japanese tea ceremonies in summer. The rest of the year, enjoy dozens of exotic teas, breakfast, sandwiches and bento boxes. Teaism also has a small store where you can buy traditional tea settings. Try the ostrich burgers, Japanese bento boxes (rice, sushi, and a hot dish) and rice pudding for dessert. Tea is served in your own pot.
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.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Sweetwater Tavern is a cozy spot to enjoy delectable western cuisine and fresh beers with your friends and family. Affording views of the glistening pond, the patio with green surroundings and rustic interiors with red booth sofas create a warm and intimate ambiance for enthusiastic patrons. The extensive food menu comprises everything from Fritters, Burgers, Tacos to hearty steaks. A special kids menu is ideal for toddlers who want to enjoy delicious food. The tap beers and handcrafted beers, however, are the highlight of the drinks menu. Keep some appetite for desserts and relish delicious puddings and waffles before ending your sumptuous meal.
Nestled on the Elden Street, Mellow Mushroom is the answer to your prayers if you are craving for scrumptious pizzas loaded with delectable toppings. Their friendly ambiance and prompt service have gained themselves a cult following in the area. Their generously topped pizzas and chilled beers are a perfect combination. Patrons can enjoy a hearty meal in pocket-friendly prices at this restaurant. Choose to sit on their beautifully laid out terrace in warmer weather and enjoy people watching along with your toothsome meals.
Brx American Bistro is a favorite neighborhood restaurant for their delicious contemporary American fare, fine drinks and comfortable ambiance. From delicious lunch and dinner to scrumptious Sunday fare, you will just relish in the delicacies. Get your family and friends together and enjoy the lovely fare and drinks at Brx. Cheers!