Caesar salad to crab Reuben to spicy yogurt
chicken. J R L D $$
SERGIOS RISTORANTE ITALIANO
8727 Colesville Road, 301-585-1040. A classic
red-sauce Italian restaurant that manages to feel
special, with soothing wall murals and high-quality
service, despite a basement location inside the
Double Tree Hotel. Ravioli with asparagus and
cheese in a tarragon sauce is popular. L D $$
THE SOCIETY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
8229 Georgia Ave., 301-565-8864, societyss.
com. A sleek and modern atmosphere catering to a
nightlife crowd, Society offers fare with a Caribbean
accent. Check out the rooftop seating and daily
drink specials, which include $25 beer buckets.
;;L D $$
SUSHI JIN NEXT DOOR
8555 Fenton St., 301-608-0990, sushijinnextdoor.
com. The eatery is spare, clean and modern, and
offers terri;c udon noodle soup and impeccable
raw ;sh. Choose from 11 appetizers and seven
soups and salads. L D $$
8517 Georgia Ave., 301-244-5402, sweetgreen.
com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
8601 Cameron St., 301-589-8171, tasteediner.
com. See Bethesda listing. ;;J B L D $
8535 Fenton St., 301-304-6283, taylorgourmet.
com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
THAI AT SILVER SPRING
921-E Ellsworth Drive, 301-650-0666, thaiatsilver
spring.com. The Americanized Thai food is second
to the location, which is superb for people-watching
on the street below. A modern and stylish dining
room with a hip bar in bold colors and good service
add to the appeal. ;;L D $$
URBAN BAR-B-QUE COMPANY
10163 New Hampshire Ave., 301-434-7427, urban
bbqco.com. See Rockville listing. L D $
URBAN BUTCHER (EDITORS’ PICK)
8226 Georgia Ave., 301-585-5800, urbanbutcher.
com. Hip, eclectic setting is the backdrop for this
New Age steak house, with its home-cured salamis,
sausages and other charcuterie, plus meat dishes
made from local animals of yesteryear breeds.
There’s a lounge, bar, meat curing room,
retail counter and dining area. R D $$
949 Bonifant St., 301-585-4100, theurbanwinery.
com. Silver Spring residents Damon and Georgia
Callis open the ;rst and only urban winery in the mid-Atlantic area. Tasting facility offers craft wines made
with local and international grapes, and customers
can even create their own wines (by appointment).
Light menu includes artisan cheese, charcuterie and
smoked seafood platters, plus Greek mezze. D $
3830 International Drive (Leisure World Plaza), 301-
598-6868, vegetablegarden.com. The popular vegan,
vegetarian and macrobiotic Asian restaurant features
a wide variety of eggplant and asparagus dishes, plus
vegetarian “beef,” and “chicken” dishes often made
with soy and wheat gluten. L D $$
VICINO RISTORANTE ITALIANO
959 Sligo Ave., 301-588-3372, vicinoitaliano.com.
A favorite neighborhood red-sauce joint that hasn’t
changed in decades, Vicino features some ;ne
seafood choices in addition to classic pasta dishes.
Families are welcome. ;;L D $ $
THE WOODSIDE DELI
9329 Georgia Ave., 301-589-7055, thewoodside
deli.com. See Rockville listing.;J B L D $
UPPER NW D.C.
AMERICAN CITY DINER
5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-1949,
americancitydiner.com. Retro diner complete with
blue-plate specials such as Salisbury steak and
stuffed peppers; malts and egg creams. Diners
can catch a classic movie free with dinner.
;;J B L D $
5534 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-1555, arucola.
com. The restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine
in a casual setting, with a changing menu that
includes creative treatment of traditional dishes,
homemade pasta and pizza from the wood-burning
oven. ;;L D
5507 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-362-2583,
blue44dc.com. The menu features classic American
favorites infused with the ;avors of Italy and
France, including ratatouille, pork schnitzel and
bouillabaisse. ;;J R L D $$
BUCK’S FISHING AND CAMPING
5031 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-0777,
bucks; shingandcamping.com. Diners can enjoy a
seasonal menu that changes daily, and offers hip
takes on comfort food such as roast chicken (locally
raised) in an artsy-chic setting. D $$$
CAFÉ OF INDIA
4909 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-1395,
cafeo; ndiadc.com. Here’s a cute corner café with
two levels of dining and an extensive menu that
includes vegetarian and tandoori entrées, dosas,
samosas, tikkas, curries and kabobs. ;;L D $$
5247 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-362-8040, chatterdc.
com. A group that includes Gary Williams, Maury
Povich, Tony Kornheiser and Alan Bubes bought
this neighborhood hangout in 2017 and renovated
it while maintaining its Cheers-like atmostphere. It
offers a full menu beyond bar food, including salads,
steaks, seafood and sandwiches. ;;R L D $$
COMET PING PONG (EDITORS’ PICK)
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-0404,
cometpingpong.com. Landmark fun spot where
you can play ping-pong or admire local art while you
wait for your wood-;red pizza. Choose from over 30
toppings to design your own pie. ; R L;D $
4822 Yuma St. NW, 202-363-4220,
decarlosrestaurant.com. This is a family-owned
neighborhood staple, with a traditional Italian menu
and upscale/casual atmosphere. Signature dishes
include agnolotti, veal scallopini, broiled salmon and
hand-made pasta. ;;L D $$
4515 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-686-3588,
guaposrestaurant.com. See Bethesda listing.
;;R L D $$
JAKE’S AMERICAN GRILLE
5018 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-5253, jakesdc.
com. Burgers, steaks and sandwiches are served in
a restaurant named after the owner’s grandfather,
an accomplished Navy test engineer. Check out the
Boiler Room, a sports bar in the basement.
J R L D $$
5632 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-2465,
jettiesdc.com. See Bethesda listing. J L D $
LE CHAT NOIR
4907 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-2044,
lechatnoirrestaurant.com. This cute, cozy
neighborhood bistro is run by French restaurateurs,
who cook traditional fare such as steak frites,
bouillabaisse and braised lamb cheeks. R L D $$
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