oil from owner Stavros Manolakos’ family farm in
Greece and homemade mozzarella on pizza and
subs. ; J L D $
4457 Willard Ave., 301-652-9882, meiwah
restaurant.com. This modern restaurant on the
second ;oor of a Friendship Heights of;ce building
offers top-quality Chinese dishes that are hard to
beat. There’s also a sushi bar with an extensive
menu. A fountain sparkles on the outdoor patio.
; L D $$
MOBY DICK HOUSE OF KABOB
7023 Wisconsin Ave., 301-654-1838, mobyskabob.
com. This kabob takeout/eat-in mainstay was one
of the ;rst kabob places in the area. It makes its
own pita bread. The menu includes a variety of
salads and vegetarian sandwiches and platters.
L D $
PERSIMMON (EDITORS’ PICK)
7003 Wisconsin Ave., 301-654-9860, persimmon
restaurant.com. Owners Damian and Stephanie
Salvatore’s popular restaurant offers casual fare
from salads to sandwiches to meat and seafood
entrées in a bistro setting featuring a lively bar, cozy
booths and bright paintings on the walls.
;R L D$$
19 Wisconsin Circle, 301-951-1127, potomac
pizza.com. This cheery, casual dining room provides
a break from the ultra-posh shopping surrounding
it. In addition to pizza, subs and pastas are popular.
Beer and wine available. ;;J L D $
SUSHIKO (EDITORS’ PICK)
5455 Wisconsin Ave., 301-961-1644, sushiko
restaurants.com. Known as one of the Washington,
D. C., area’s most respected sushi restaurants,
Sushiko offers a wide range of sushi and other
dishes. Kōbō, a restaurant within the restaurant,
allows eight people to dine on 12- to 15-course
tasting menus. ; L D $$
8401 Connecticut Ave., 301-652-8684, tavira
restaurant.com. Fish stews and several versions
of bacalhau (salted cod) ;gure prominently on the
menu of this intriguing Portuguese restaurant, which
manages to be charming and attractive despite its
location in an of;ce building basement. L D $$
BLACK MARKET BISTRO (EDITORS’ PICK)
4600 Waverly Ave., 301-933-3000, blackmarket
restaurant.com. Sublime American bistro fare
served in a restored Victorian building next to
railroad tracks; the building once served as a
general store and still houses a post of;ce.
Entrées range from sword;sh to a burger and
pizza, including several vegetable options.
;JR L D $$
THE DISH & DRAM
10301 Kensington Parkway, 301-962-4046,
thedishanddram.com. The owners of The Daily
Dish in Silver Spring serve comfort food made with
local ingredients in a 2,800-square-foot space
in Kensington. Steak frites, Maryland crab soup,
burgers and house-made desserts are on the
menu. J R L D $$
FRANKLY…PIZZA! (EDITORS’ PICK)
10417 Armory Ave., 301-832-1065, franklypizza.
com. Owner Frank Linn turns out high-quality pizza
in a rustic brick-and-mortar restaurant. The menu
offers wood-;red pies topped with home-cured
meats and tomato sauce made from an 80-year-
old family recipe. Wines and homemade sodas
served on tap, too. Voted "Best Pizza" by Bethesda
Magazine readers in 2018.;;; L D $
K TOWN BISTRO
3784 Howard Ave., 301-933-1211, ktownbistro.
com. Try ;let mignon, duck breast à l’orange,
chicken marsala and other classic continental
dishes from this family-run eatery owned by Gonzalo
Barba, former longtime captain of the restaurant in
the Watergate Hotel. L D $$
258 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 240-499-
8447, andpizza.com. See Bethesda listing.
; L D$
254 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 301-330-
9997, asianinemd.com. Pan Asian restaurant with
a ;rst location in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter
offers dishes from Vietnam, China, Thailand and
Japan. Specialties include grilled lamb chops served
with mango-soy coulis and miso honey duck breast
drizzled with a sake butter sauce. R L D $$
9124 Rothbury Drive, 301-975-0757, athensgrill.
com. This casual, friendly, family-run restaurant
specializes in authentic Greek cooking, using
recipes handed down through generations.
Specialties such as rotisserie chicken, chargrilled
salmon with a lemon dill sauce and lamb kabobs
are cooked on a hardwood grill. L D $
BARKING MAD CAFE
239 Spectrum Ave., 240-297-6230, barkingmad
cafe.com. Cooking from a wood hearth and
selecting vegetables, herbs and edible ;owers from
its aeroponic (grown in air/mist but without soil)
organic garden, Barking Mad Cafe has a corner
spot in Watkins Mill Town Center. Look for made-from-scratch brunch, lunch and dinner sweets and
savories, such as breakfast pizza, watermelon salad
and farro salad. ; R L D $$
82 Market St., 240-631-2401, bone;shgrill.
com. While fresh ;sh cooked over a wood ;re is
the centerpiece of this upscale Florida chain, the
steaks, crab cakes and specialty martinis make it
a fun option for happy hour and those with hearty
appetites. R L D $$
BUCA DI BEPPO
122 Kentlands Blvd., 301-947-7346, bucadibeppo.
com. The Kentlands outpost of this national
chain serves huge, family-style portions of Italian
specialties from fresh breads to antipasti and
pasta dishes amid a sea of Italian kitsch. Desserts
include Italian Creme Cake and tiramisu.
J L D $$