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4901-B Fairmont Ave., 301-951-2653, www.bold
bite.net. Designer hot dogs from the Venezuelan
Roche brothers, with a menu that won “Best Menu
Design” from the magazine’s editors in 2013.
J L D $
BRASSERIE MON TE CARLO
7929 Norfolk Ave. , 301-656-9225, www.brasserie
montecarlo.com. French-Mediterranean dishes
and a mural of a Monte Carlo landscape transport
diners to Monaco. ❂ R L D $$
BRICKSIDE FOOD & DRINK
4866 Cordell Ave., 301-312-6160, www.brickside
bethesda.com. Prohibition-era drinks meet Italian
bar bites and entrées. ❂ R D $$
CADDIES ON CORDELL
4922 Cordell Ave., 301-215-7730, www.caddies
oncordell.com. Twenty-somethings gather at
this golf-themed spot to enjoy beer and wings
specials in a casual, rowdy atmosphere that frequently spills onto the large patio. Bethesda Magazine readers voted Caddies “Best Place for a Guys’
Night Out” in 2015. ❂ J R L D $
4910 Elm St., 301-656-3131, www.cafedeluxe.com.
This local chain serves bistro-style American comfort food in a fun and noisy setting with wood fans
and colorful, oversized European liquor posters.
❂ J R L D $$
CAVA MEZZE GRILL
4832 Bethesda Ave. , 301-656-1772, www.cava
grill.com. The guys from Cava restaurant have created a Greek version of Chipotle. Choose the meat,
dip or spread for a pita, bowl or salad. J L D $
7401 Woodmont Ave., 301-654-8333, www.
cesco-osteria.com. Longtime chef Francesco Ric-chi relocates from Cordell Avenue, turning out
his Tuscan specialties in a bigger, jazzier space.
❂ L D $$
7935 Wisconsin Ave., 301-652-5391, www.
benihana.com. Experience dinner-as-theater as the
chef chops and cooks beef, chicken, vegetables and
seafood tableside on the hibachi. This popular national chain serves sushi, too. J L D $$
BETHESDA BARBECUE COMPANY (New)
4917 Elm St., 301-718-0550, bethesdabbq.com.
Chef Dennis Friedman turns his upscale Newton’s
Table into a down-home barbecue spot, with bacon pops, biscuits and sandwiches, plus platters
with smoked pulled pork, chicken, sliced brisket
and ribs. Hot smoked salmon, grilled fish and salads for those who don’t fancy finger-lickin’ fare.
J L D $
BE THESDA CRAB HOUSE
4958 Bethesda Ave., 301-652-3382, www.bethesda
crabhouse.net. In the same location since 1961,
this casual, family-owned dining spot features
jumbo lump crabcakes, oysters on the half shell
and jumbo spiced shrimp. Extra large and jumbo-sized crabs available year-round; call ahead to reserve them. ❂ L D $$
BE THESDA CURRY KITCHEN
4860 Cordell Ave., 301-656-0062, www.bethesda
currykitchen.com. Former Saveur India chef-owner Anil Kumar moves across town with a new
lunch buffet and Southern Indian vegan specialties, served in a spare and casual setting. There
are plenty of choices from the tandoor oven, as
well as vegetarian, seafood and meat curries.
L D $
8009 Norfolk Ave., 301-652-8222, www.bistro
lazeez.com. Terrific Mediterranean grilled dishes
from local Arabic teacher Reda Asaad.
❂ J L D $
BIS TRO PROVENCE (Editors’ Pick)
4933 Fairmont Ave., 301-656-7373, www.bistro
provence.org. Chef Yannick Cam brings his formidable experience to a casual French bistro with a
lovely courtyard. ❂ L D $$$
BLACK’S BAR & KI TCHEN (Editors’ Pick)
7750 Woodmont Ave., 301-652-5525, www.
blacksbarandkitchen.com. Bethesda Magazine
readers voted Black’s “Best MoCo Restaurant” and
“Best Happy Hour” in 2014. Customers count on
the impeccable use of fresh and local ingredients.
❂ R L D $$$
7101 Democracy Blvd. ( Westfield Montgomery
Mall), 240-630-8236, www.blazepizza.com. One
of the new breed of fast-casual pizza concepts,
Blaze features build-your-own pies with a choice
of nearly 30 toppings and six sauces. Pizzas are
“fast-fire’d” for 180 seconds, resulting in thin, super-crisp crusts. Wash them down with the blood-orange lemonade. L D $
4922 Elm St. , Bethesda, 240-396-6897,
us.100montaditos.com/home. As its name proclaims, the Spanish-founded chain features 100
varieties of montaditos—mini sandwiches served
on rolls. Ranging in price from $1 to $2.50, the
sandwiches sport fillings from authentic (
Ser-rano ham, manchego cheese, chorizo) to American
(Philly cheesesteak, hot dogs and burgers).
❂ L D
4935 BAR AND KITCHEN
4935 Cordell Ave., 301-830-8086, www.4935bar
andkitchen.com. Former Tragara Ristorante space
gets a major redo, with a sleek, modern interior
and a young chef-owner serving French and Indian fusion dishes such as spicy chicken confit
and Tandoori pork chops. The popular upstairs private party room is now called “The Loft at 4935.”
L D $$$
6937 Arlington Road, 301-654-0213. A calm oasis
on a busy street, where chef Kazuo Honma serves
patrons sushi, noodle soups, teriyaki and more.
L D $$
AMERICAN TAP ROOM
7278 Woodmont Ave., 301- 656-1366,
www.americantaproom.com. Classic grill menu featuring sliders and wings, from Thompson Hospitality, the owners of Austin Grill. ❂ J R L D $$
7614 Old Georgetown Road, 240-800-4783,
www.andpizza.com. Create your own designer
pizza from a choice of three crusts, three cheeses
and eight sauces or spreads. Toppings for the thin,
crispy crusts range from the usual suspects to
falafel crumbles, fig marsala and pineapple salsa.
This location of the hip, fast-casual chain has limited seating. L D $
BACCHUS OF LEBANON
7945 Norfolk Ave., 301-657-1722, www.bacchus
oflebanon.com. This friendly and elegant Lebanese staple has a large, sunny patio that beckons lunch and dinner patrons outside when the
weather is good to try garlicky hummus, stuffed
grape leaves, chicken kabobs, veal chops and dozens of small-plate dishes. ❂ L D $$
4906 St. Elmo Ave., 301-951-0670, www.bkk
garden.com. This real-deal, family-run Thai restaurant turns out authentic cuisine in a dining
room decorated with traditional statues of the
gods. L D $
BEL PIAT TO PIZZA
7812 Old Georgetown Road, 301-986-8085, bel
piatto-pizzeria.com. Entrées, calzones, strombolis
and salads, along with a large selection of pizzas.
L D $
Price designations are for a three-course
dinner for two including tip and tax, but
$ up to $50
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