8021 Wisconsin Ave., 240-497-0000,
cheesypizzibethesda.com. In addition to the
standard offerings of a pizza joint, this spot
(formerly Pizza Tempo under different owners) has
sandwiches and boat-shaped Turkish pizza known
as pide. Delivery is available. L D $
4926 St. Elmo Ave., 301-654-3737, cheftonys
bethesda.com. Chef-owner Tony Marciante focuses
on Mediterranean seafood tapas, offering dishes
ranging from fish and seafood to chicken, steak and
pasta. Desserts include Drunken Strawberries and
Classic Creme Brulée. J R L D $$
4921 Bethesda Ave., 301-652-6500,
chercherrestaurant.com. The second branch of a
D.C. Ethiopian spot, this restaurant and bar took
over the space housing Suma. The décor is modern-contemporary and the menu features dishes—from
beef to vegan—served on one large platter, meant
for sharing, and Ethiopian wine. L D $
CITY LIGHTS OF CHINA
4953 Bethesda Ave., 301-913-9501, bethesda
citylights.com. Longtime Chinese eatery serves
familiar Sichuan and Beijing fare, including six
types of dumplings and seven handmade noodle
dishes. Red walls and chocolate-colored booths
give the place a sharp look. L D $$
5151 Pooks Hill Road, 301-897-9400,
restaurant showcases a modern, stylish menu
with stone-oven flatbreads, homemade tater tots
and locally sourced produce. Local beers on draft
and by the bottle, plus regional bourbon and gin.
Happy hour and private dining are offered.
B R L D $$
THE CORNER SLICE
7901 Norfolk Ave., 301-907-7542, thecornerslice.
net. New York-style pizza, available by the slice or as
a 20-inch pie. Specialty pizzas include the spinach-artichoke white pie with ricotta, mozzarella and
parmesan and the Buffalo Chicken Pie with blue
cheese and hot sauce. ❂ L D $
7101 Democracy Blvd., Suite 1530 (Westfield
Montgomery mall), 301-469-9600, cravebethesda.
com. Minnesota-based chainlet offers an eclectic
melting pot of American dishes, including bison
burgers, lobster-and-shrimp flatbread and kogi beef
tacos. The restaurant is also known for its extensive
selection of wine and sushi. J L D $$
One Bethesda Metro Center, 301-656-6100,
dailygrill.com. Everyone from families to expense-account lunchers can find something to like about
the big portions of fresh American fare, including
chicken pot pie and jumbo lump crabcakes.
❂ J B R L D $$
DELINA ERITREAN URBAN KITCHEN
4914 Cordell Ave., 240-630-8579, delinakitchen.
com. This Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant features
small plates. Pick from an assortment of
vegetables, two types of tsebhi (a traditional stew),
ground fish, kitfo (a steak tartare preparation) and
more. L D $
DOG HAUS BIERGARTEN
7904 Woodmont Ave., 301-652-4287, bethesda.
doghaus.com. This fast-casual California-based
chain serves hot dogs, sausages, burgers and
chicken sandwiches. The hot dogs are all beef and
hormone- and antibiotic-free. The industrial-chic
space includes picnic tables, TVs, a bar and more
than two dozen beer choices. J L D $
10321 Westlake Drive, 301-347-6175;
donpollogroup.com. Juicy, spiced birds and
reasonable prices make this Peruvian chicken
eatery a go-to place any night of the week. Family
meals that serve four or six people are available.
❂ L D $
DUCK DUCK GOOSE (EDITORS’ PICK)
7929 Norfolk Ave., 301-312-8837, ddgbethesda.
com. Thirty-five-seat French brasserie owned by chef
Ashish Alfred. Small plates include steak tartare,
and squid ink spaghetti with Manila clams and
Fresno chilies. Among the entrées, look for updates
of French classics, such as dry-aged duck with Bing
cherries, and halibut with scallop mousse and puff
pastry. ❂ L D $$
To all who enjoyed a celebration or dined
with us over the past 37 years, we say
We made many friends and
we will miss you all.
God Bless You.