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model train running on a track around the ceiling.
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LA FERME (Editors’ Pick)
7101 Brookville Road, 301-986-5255, www.la
fermerestaurant.com. This charming Provence-style restaurant serving classic French cuisine
is a popular choice for an intimate dinner or a
celebration in one of several private rooms or
on the heated patio terrace. Perhaps that’s why
the magazine’s readers voted it the “Most Romantic Restaurant” in 2014. ❂ R L D $$$
4435 Willard Ave., 240-223-5427, www.chefgeoff.
com. Owner Geoff Tracy focuses on high-quality, low-fuss modern Italian-American fare at this
modern space with a wine room. Pizzas, house-made pastas and fresh fish please business lunchers and dinner crowds. ❂ J R L D $
MANOLI CANOLI RESTAURANT
8540 Connecticut Ave., 301-951-1818, www.
manolicanoli.com. Italian and Greek specialties
abound at a fun family eatery that features a large
prepared foods section, dishes made with olive
oil from owner Stavros Manolakos’ family farm in
Greece and homemade mozzarella on pizza and
subs. ❂ J L D $
MEIWAH RESTAURAN T
4457 Willard Ave., 301-652-9882, www.meiwah
restaurant.com. This modern restaurant on the
second floor of a Friendship Heights office building offers top-quality Chinese dishes that are hard
to beat. There’s also a sushi bar with an extensive
menu. A fountain sparkles on the outdoor patio.
❂ L D $$
19 Wisconsin Circle, 301-951-1127, www.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
SUSHIKO (Editors’ Pick)
5455 Wisconsin Ave., 301-961-1644, www.sushiko
restaurants.com. Known as the Washington, D. C. ,
area’s most respected sushi restaurant, Sushiko
offers a wide range of sushi and other dishes. A
chef’s nine-course tasting menu includes seven
original small dishes, a sushi course and dessert.
❂ L D $$
8401 Connecticut Ave., 301-652-8684, www.tavira
restaurant.com. Fish stews and several versions of
bacalhau (salted cod) figure prominently on the
menu of this intriguing Portuguese restaurant,
which manages to be charming and attractive despite its location in an office building basement.
L (except Saturday and Sunday) D $$
BLACK MARKET BISTRO (Editors’Pick)
4600 Waverly Ave., 301-933-3000, www.black
marketrestaurant.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 office. Entrées
range from swordfish to a burger and pizza, including several vegetable options. ❂ J R L D $$
IRISH INN AT GLEN ECHO
6119 Tulane Ave. , 301-229-6600, www.irishinn
glenecho.com. This historic tavern has been a
family home and a biker bar, but its incarnation
as the Irish Inn has been delivering smiles and
hearty food since 2003. Traditional Irish music
on Monday nights and The 19th Street Band on
every other Wednesday night, plus live jazz on
Thursday nights. ❂ J R L D $$
10417 Armory Ave. , 301-832-1065, www.
frankly-pizza.com. Owner Frank Linn turns out
high-quality pizza in a rustic brick-and-mortar restaurant. The menu offers wood-fired pies
topped with home-cured meats and tomato
sauce made from an 80-year-old family recipe.
Homemade sodas and wines served on tap, too.
❂ L (Saturdays and Sundays) D $
K TOWN BIS TRO
3784 Howard Ave. , 301-933-1211, www.ktown
bistro.com. Try filet mignon, duck breast à l’orange,
chicken marsala and other classic continental
dishes from this family-run eatery owned by Gon-zalo Barba, former longtime captain of the restaurant in the Watergate Hotel. L D $$
SAVANNAH’S AMERICAN GRILL
10700 Connecticut Ave. , 301-946-7917. This casual sports bar serves American bar food, including wraps, burgers, salads and ribs, and brunch on
weekends. Diners can enjoy their meals outside
on a 50-seat patio. ❂ J R L D $
SUB*URBAN TRADING CO.
10301 Kensington Park way, 301-962-4046, www.
suburbantrading.com. Earthy, neighborhood bistro and market features creative seasonal dishes.
Think cured duck leg sandwich with shaved onions and fig preserves, roasted sausage and rice-stuffed shallots, vegetable pot-au-feu, plus homemade sweets. R L D $$
254 Crown Park Ave., 301-330-9997, www.asia
ninemd.com. Pan Asian restaurant with a first 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 $$
9124 Rothbury Drive, 301-975-0757, www.athens
grill.com. This casual, friendly, family-run restaurant specializes in authentic Greek cooking, using
recipes handed down through generations. Specialties like rotisserie chicken, chargrilled salmon
with a lemon dill sauce and lamb kabobs are
cooked on a hardwood grill. L D $
82 Market St., 240-631-2401, www.bonefishgrill.
com. While fresh fish cooked over a wood fire is
the centerpiece of this upscale Florida chain, the
steaks, crabcakes and specialty martinis make it a
fun option for happy hour and those with hearty
appetites. R L (only on Sundays) D $$
BRASSERIE BECK KENTLANDS
311 Kentlands Blvd., 301-569-4247, brasserie
beck.com. Chef Robert Wiedmaier and his RW Restaurant Group’s Belgian-inspired brasserie has
focused on raw oysters, mussels, artisan cheeses
and charcuterie, plus hearty main courses. At press
time, the restaurant was transitioning to a more
casual, American-style concept with lower prices.
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BUCA DI BEPPO
122 Kentlands Blvd., 301-947-7346, www.bucadi
beppo.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 $$
617 S. Frederick Ave., 301-963-1429, www.burma
road.biz. A good place to sample pickled tea leaf
salad and other Burmese specialties. House specials include Three Cup Chicken Casserole and
Sizzling Shrimp and Scallop in Hot Garlic Sauce.
L D $
Kentlands Square, 116 Main St., 301-519-2625,
www.coalfireonline.com. Homemade crusts fired by
coal and topped with your choice of toppings and
three different sauces: classic, spicy and signature,
which is slightly sweet with a hint of spice. Salads,
sandwiches and pasta also available, plus a full bar.
❂ L D $
COPPER CAN YON GRILL
100 Boardwalk Place, 240-631-0003, www.ccgrill.
com. Large portions of American classics like salads, ribs and rotisserie chicken prepared with seasonal ingredients at family-friendly prices are the
bill of fare at this spacious and casual chain restaurant. J L D $$
COAS TAL FLATS
135 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 301-869-
8800, www.greatamericanrestaurants.com. First
Maryland locale for Great American Restaurants,
a Fairfax-based chain. Seaside-inspired décor extends to the menu, which offers lobster and shrimp
rolls, fried grouper and key lime pie. Steaks, pasta
and burgers also served.❂ J L D $$
DOGFISH HEAD ALEHOUSE
800 W. Diamond Ave., 301-963-4847, www.dogfish
alehouse.com. The first Maryland outpost of the
popular Rehoboth Beach brewpub, the restaurant
is packed with revelers and families clamoring for
the Dogfish Head brews, burgers, pizzas and ribs.
Check out the burger of the week. ❂ J L D $$
227 E. Diamond Ave., 301-519-9400, www.growlers
restaurant.com. This turn-of-the-century building
in downtown Gaithersburg is now a brewpub with
regular and seasonal house brews and a full menu
including pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and entrées
such as Cajun rigatoni and steak frites. Live music
Wednesday through Saturday. ❂ JR L D $
9811 Washingtonian Blvd., L- 17, 301-977-5655,
www.guaposrestaurant.com. See Bethesda listing.
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