Bethesda Restaurants

Jaleo

7271 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-913-0003

Spanish


 

$$
$25.00
 

★★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Jose Andres' pioneering modern tapas restaurant now has three locations in the DC area, plus one in Vegas. The menu also features authentic Spanish ham and a selection of excellent paellas. Some of these offerings can be expensive, so be careful in ordering or you could end up with a hefty check.
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3 Stars (10/10/2013) — Fall Dining Guide 2013
*Tom Sietsema's review of the original Jaleo downtown doesn't really apply to the Arlington and Bethesda offshoots. See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
No. 26 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"We take Jaleo for granted. We do. Chew on this for a second: Jaleo has been around almost a quarter century. And how about this? The small-plates craze that you’ve maybe grown tired of but can’t possibly ignore? Jaleo birthed it. But the Dorian Gray of restaurants is still youthful and lively, with a menu that evolves in exciting ways. If you haven’t been in years, you’ll find an excellent selection of Spanish hams (including Ibérico, the ultimate in depth of flavor), along with several shiny new baubles …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Passage to India

4931 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-3373

Indian


 

$$
$17.59
 

★★

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Chef and owner Sudhir Seth tackles the whole subcontinent on his menu. For most chefs, this might be a tall order, but Seth pulls it off. The result is one of the best Indian restaurants in the DC area.
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2 Stars (6/2/2013)
Chef-owner Sudhir Seth's menu "divides the riches of the subcontinent into four parts," but "[n]o matter where you travel on the tour, however, you’re apt to find something to make you want to go back.  See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
No. 99 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"Allow us a moment, please, to praise the thoughtful civility of this dining room: the soft ragas on the sound system, the tables laid with crisp cloth, the sense that you’ve gotten away from it all. None of this would mean very much if it weren’t for the quality of the food, which, when the kitchen is on, has a subtlety and nuance missing in the competition. A curry here isn’t merely an excuse to bring the heat but to treat you to the full range of effects that come from proper, layered spicing. …" See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Astounding quality considering the owner opened a second, superb regional Indian cooking, the best Indian in the DC area." See 12/13/2010 Review…»

Barrel & Crow

4867 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-800-3253

American


 

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$24.05
 

★★

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Owners Patrick Forest and Laura Houlihan have tapped Nick Palermo, the former Old Angler's Inn chef and a Culinary Institute of America alum, to helm their new contemporary American restaurant in the old Freddy's Lobster and Clams space. Barrel and Crow aims to be a great neighborhood restaurant with comforting, regional food and drink, all at a friendly price.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (10/7/2015) — Fall Dining Guide 2015
"Finally, a recipe in Bethesda worthy of a shout-out. Veteran restaurateurs Patrick Forest and Laura Houlihan figured good food at a fair price might attract a crowd and enlisted a chef from Old Angler’s Inn in Potomac, Nick Palermo, to turn their business plan into a buzzy dining room. … Good help is hard to find, evinced by friendly but forgetful servers. Palermo grills a great pork chop, but can someone, anyone, please find me a knife to cut it?: See Full Review…»
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Unrated (9/3/2015)
"Fried chicken and shrimp ’n’ grits are not the foods Nick Palermo grew up on in Syracuse. … But you wouldn’t know it from reading the menu—where collards and corn show up in lots of dishes and the deep fryer gets a serious workout—and you certainly wouldn’t know it from tasting many of the plates that turn up at the dinner table. In most cases, there’s nothing pretender about them. … Once you get away from the fried stuff, the menu ventures in different directions. Some dishes lean toward a brasserie (steak tartare, chilled Blue Point oysters, charcuterie and pâtés); others channel an Italian bistro (a plate of watery pappardelle or the wonderfully fluffy meatballs that Palermo became known for at the Old Angler’s Inn). …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Talented chef Nick Palermo opens next door to Grapeseed, making Cordell Avenue without question the best dining street in Bethesda." See 8/3/2015 Review…»

Wildwood Kitchen

10223 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-571-1700

Mediterranean


 

$$$
$26.00
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
The newest concept from Chef Robert Wiedmaier emphasizes seafood and fresh vegetables cooked in a southern European style without butter or cream. First and foremost, however, it's a comfy neighborhood place, which attracts families as well as foodies.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/26/2012)
Robert Wiedmaier's "cozy, 55-seat excursion into neighborhood dining" stays "[t]rue to its ambitions and location" and "attracts more of a family crowd." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
No. 80 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"Robert Wiedmaier has gone Mediterranean at this upscale-strip-mall bistro, the coziest dining room of the 11 in his empire. Retro lamps give off a rosy glow, while images of lush leaves provide a vivid pop of color. “Vivid” describes the cooking, too. Merguez is punctuated with spiced chickpeas and chermoula, an herby condiment from North Africa. And the beef carbonnade of Wiedmaier’s Belgian eateries morphs into an exotic dish of harissa-glazed beef enlivened with black garlic. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"The right restaurant for the neighborhood, with solid cooking, traditional app-entree format, and most wines in the $40s."

Himalayan Heritage

4925 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
202-483-9300

Nepalese
Indian

 

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$16.00
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Although there's an Indian menu, the real draw here are the Nepalese dishes you won't find anywhere else in DC.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (1/4/2009)
"Nepal meets India meets Adams Morgan at this winning eatery." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (8/18/2011)
While “fans of Indian food will recognize some dishes at this surprisingly elegant Adams Morgan haunt," "the novelty here is the Nepalese offerings." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"The Nepalese dishes here aren't found anywhere else in town, friendly staff, civilized dining rooms." See 6/25/2011 Review…»

Bistro LaZeez

8009 Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-652-8222

Syrian
Lebanese

 

$$
$18.00
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Bistro Lazeez new owner, Chef Ramzi, continues where the prior owner left off, with dependable, value-priced dishes. In good weather, the restaurant has a nice patio.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (9/8/2010)
Tom Sietsema recommends "zesty falafel or smoky eggplant dip" plus the "signature grilled chicken medley: a thigh, drumstick and wing whose sunny flavors come from brush strokes of lemon, olive oil and garlic." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (2/24/2011)
Chef Reda Asaad "assembled his menu from the home barbecues he throws for friends. Especially popular is his grilled chicken, swabbed with a sauce that's strong on garlic and lemon and deserving of applause." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Some dishes pander to Americans, but the Chicken Medley dish I had was inexpensive and delicious, nice patio." See 6/12/2011 Review…»

Faryab

4917 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-951-3484

Afghan


 

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$19.44
 

★★

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The minimalist dining room at Faryab features simple Afghani cooking that includes good kabobs and vegetarian stews. The staff is welcoming and helpful.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (3/19/2006)
"Much of the time, the family-owned Faryab makes itself easy to like. … [T]he selections are built around a handful of familiar flavors: yogurt, noodles, ground beef, rice and eggplant. See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (1/1/2010)
"Subtle spicing and assured cooking—from vegetable stews to open-faced meat-and-leek-filled dumplings—set a high standard for the area’s Afghan restaurants." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Consistently good Afghan-based cuisine with friendly service, good kabobs."

Woodmont Grill

7715 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-9755

American


 

$$$
$26.79
 

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Don Rockwell
 
The Bethesda Houston's rebranded itself as Woodmont Grill a few years ago — a move done as part of the parent company's nationwide efforts to avoid new laws requiring chains to disclose calorie counts. But, if you ignore how bad the food must be for you, you'll be treated to hearty, crowd-pleasing fare, including excellent burgers and salads.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (5/11/2016) — Spring 2016 Dining Guide
"Woodmont Grill is a restaurant wish list, realized. Not only does the Bethesda mainstay offer free parking and live jazz nightly, its democratic American menu leaves no appetite behind. The selections — burgers, roast chicken, Key lime pie, nothing that requires explanation — are unchanged from years ago, but the routine is welcome when the execution is solid and the food shows flair. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/1/2014) — Cheap Eats 2014
"We love our meat burgers, but the vegetarian version … at Woodmont Grill has been a staple on the menu since the restaurant’s early days (when it was known as Houston’s) for good reason. The black-bean-and-rice patty gets its hue—and flavor—from beets and chopped prunes, and the slight sweetness is an excellent foil for the toppings: lettuce, pickles, jack cheese, yellow mustard, and mayo." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Bistro Provence

4933 Fairmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-7373

French


 

$$$
$27.99
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Legendary DC chef Yannick Cam went with a surprisingly casual concept for his bistro. Some of the dishes still show the refined flair of Cam's glory days, but some are merely ordinary. As a result, many have expressed disappointment with this effort, especially given the comparatively steep prices. But Bistro Provence is still one of the better restaurants in the neighborhood.
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Don Rockwell
 
2.5 Stars (5/18/2013) — 2013 Spring Dining Guide
"Yannick Cam was a top chef decades before 'Top Chef' became every other budding toque's aspirational model[.] … A few edible reminders of those glory days can be sampled at Bistro Provence in Bethesda"  See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
2.5 Stars (1/25/2013) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
"This bistro’s cheek-by-jowl tables evoke Paris more than Provence. Meanwhile, chef Yannick Cam’s cooking ranges from refined … to rustic … with the occasional pasta thrown into the mix." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"What should be one of the best restaurants on the east coast is merely one of the best restaurants in Bethesda, a genius on cruise-control."

Grapeseed

4865-C Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-986-9592

American
Wine Bar

 

$$$
$29.60
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Chef and owner Jeff Heineman's long running bistro and wine bar fills both of its missions well, with tasty food that pairs well with the expertly-chosen wines.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (1/27/2008)
"Tip No. 1: Focus on first courses at Grapeseed. In fact, it would be smart to assemble a meal from just the appetizers. … Tip No. 2: Take advantage of Grapeseed's wine program." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
2.5 Stars (1/23/2012) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2012
A "neighborhood haunt--one of the area's first wine bars--lined with smart artwork, well-chosen bottles, and a reliable yet changing lineup of seasonal American dishes with Asian and Latin touches." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Dishes well-conceived and executed around specific wines, good wine list, friendly service, I miss Chef Heineman's Chef's Table."

PassionFish

7187 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-358-6116

Seafood


 

$$$
$34.06
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
This Asian-influenced seafood restaurant is from Chef Jeff Tunks' Passion Food Restaurant Group, which also owns Acadiana, Fuego and others. The menu features simple grilled fish and a handful of "Chef's Specialties," plus a good raw bar and average sushi. This is the second location, the original is in Reston.
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Don Rockwell
 
1.5 Stars (11/11/2015)
"PassionFish in Reston spawned a sibling, PassionFish Bethesda, in September. … What they have in common, alas, doesn’t encourage clicking on Open Table: cooking as uneven as a mid-ocean ridge (Google it, kids). … Like women who apply make-up with a trowel, the cooks don’t know when to stop piling on. … Inattention defeats other dishes. … Which brings me to a strategy for survival, or at least few regrets: Identify dishes with the fewest ingredients. … The fish I’ve enjoyed the most have had the least done to them. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
No. 86 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"Jeff Tunks’s Reston seafood palace has a shimmering new sibling inside a downtown Bethesda condo building. Few other restaurants in the area serve pescatarians so well, and the kitchens at both locations—overseen by longtime chef de cuisine Chris Clime—excel with a wide range of styles, including New England-inspired fry-ups, ceviche, and sushi. (In Bethesda, a dedicated sushi chef turns out terrific rolls.) The raw bar is a particular strength. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"A polished, crowded, expensive seafood restaurant featuring raw bar, fresh fish, good wines by the glass, and terrible beers."

Georgetown Bagelry

(Kenwood Station)
5227 River Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20816
301-657-4442

Bagels


 

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$6.49
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Those who remember the Georgetown Bagelry from its later years in Georgetown will wonder why anyone would recommend the Bethesda branch. But this one is far from that, and is probably better than the original in its heyday (yes, it was once a good bagel shop). Owner Mary Beall Adler serves authentic bagels that are always made and topped with quality ingredients.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 

Washingtonian has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Many think that this is the best independently owned bagelry in the DC area."

Bethesda Bagels

4819 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20810
301-652-8990

Bagels


 

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$6.59
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Although a fairly typical bagel shop in most respects, Bethesda Bagels is a cut above the rest. We note there's a credible whitefish salad available, an unfortunate rarity around DC.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 

Washingtonian has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"A New York-styled bagelry, boiled, then baked."

Sweetgreen

4831 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-654-7336

Salads
Healthy

 

$
$9.90
 

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This rapidly-expanding local chain with locations in the DC area, New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, offers healthy, good-quality salads. With its emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and calories posted on the menu, it's one of our picks for healthy "cheap eats."
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/1/2007)
The last word from Washingtonian is this badly outdated review of the original Georgetown location. The chain has expanded up the East Coast and hosts a yearly music festival. But it still follows the same basic format: salads and yogurt, featuring local ingredients and numerous toppings. See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Moby Dick House of Kabob

7027 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20815
301-654-1838

Persian


 

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$11.90
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Over the years, Moby Dick has grown to include 17 restaurants, each serving a traditional mix of Persian kabobs and house made bread. Not every location is equal, though a few still stand out. Washingtonian recommends the Bethesda location and we can personally vouch for the one in Arlington.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/15/2015) — Cheap Eats 2015
"… In an industry where a fraction of restaurants survive their first year, Moby Dick’s quality and consistency are remarkable (at least at the Bethesda location; the others aren’t worth your time). You can taste it in the hot, lightly blistered rounds of pita, in the marvelously juicy minced-meat kebab called kubideh, and in the delicately cooked mounds of basmati rice—each as good and fresh as it was then. Even Dorian Gray didn’t age so well." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Gringos & Mariachis

4928 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-800-4266

Mexican
Tacos

 

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$13.89
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Gringos & Mariachis is a fun, stylish taqueria with good tacos and other Mexican specialties, plus a variety of festive margaritas.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"This ongoing margarita-and-nachos party can be a tough ticket—especially on weekends, when waits can top an hour. It’s worth holding out. Not only are those cocktails deftly made, but you don’t have to spring for a top-shelf rendition. (We maintain that cheaper tequila makes a better marg.) When it comes to your plate, home in on duck nachos spiked with orange and jalapeños, smoky chicken mole poblano, and a spread of tacos …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Conceived as a 'dive taqueria,' this is something more than that, with a fun, lively, (and loud!) atmosphere." See 2/12/2014 Review…»

Olazzo

7921 Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-654-9496

Italian


 

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$14.27
 

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This retro Italian restaurant features a menu of red sauce classics at good prices.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"Flickering candles, dark wood, and vintage photos give these dining rooms a Mulberry Street vibe. The lineup of red-sauce plates fits the theme. This is the place to rediscover retro classics—a robust lasagna, linguine with sausage and melty peppers, or eggplant and veal Parmesans that are lightly sauced and dotted with cheese. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

BGR: The Burger Joint

4827 Fairmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-358-6137

Burgers


 

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$14.93
 

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Don Rockwell
 
BGR has expanded nationally, but it all started here in DC. The burgers are big, juicy, and cooked to order -- basically everything you could want in a burger joint.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (10/17/2010)
This outdated review notes "prime, aged, hormone-free" beef "on a toasted sesame-seeded brioche bun," fries "made with Yukon Gold potatoes" and "shakes are so thick, they’re easier to eat with a spoon than a straw." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/1/2014) — Cheap Eats 2014
"Beef Wellington—that pastry-wrapped staple of ’50s dinner parties—is the inspiration for this rock ’n’ roll burger chain’s behemoth ($8.99). The dry-aged patty is grilled, then laden with sautéed mushrooms and onions, plus loads of blue cheese. It’s probably the most elegant thing you’ll ever eat while surrounded by Journey album covers." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"No longer under the original management, but if you stick with the basic hamburger, it's cooked to the specified temperature, and is surprisingly delicious." See 12/9/2015 Review…»

Bethesda Curry Kitchen

4860 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-0062

Indian


 

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$14.99
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Chef Anil Sustarwar brings his spicy Indian cooking to Bethesda. The menu features dishes that span the subcontinent and the restaurant features a lunch buffet that doesn't leave off the good stuff. The best dishes are from Sustarwar native Hyderabad, a city whose Deccan cuisine synthesizes Mughal, Persian, indigenous south-central Indian, and other influences. These include a Deccan biryani, which requires 24-hour notice, and dum ka chicken, with cashews, almonds and shredded coconut.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (7/3/2014)
"… If you’ve lived in Bethesda long enough, you’ve probably sampled Sustarwar’s cooking. His career has taken him from Bombay Dining to Passage to India to Saveur India to his current outpost, all in the Maryland suburb. He opened Bethesda Curry Kitchen in March after deciding last year to close his debut restaurant, Saveur India, when the landlords demanded more rent. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 

Washingtonian has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"A North- and South-Indian curry house featuring chef Amil Kumar (formerly of Saveur India), lunch buffet, free delivery." See 2/16/2014 Review…»
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).