4930 Elm St., 240-800-4733, modernmarket.
com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily,
this Bethesda Row eatery is part of a Denver-based
chain. The focus is on seasonal, from-scratch fare
and ingredients such as nitrate- and hormone-free bacon. Sandwiches, soups, salads and pizza
dominate the menu. ❂ J B R L D $
MOMO CHICKEN & GRILL
4862 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 240-483-0801,
momofc.com. Skip the breasts, and head for the
wings or drumsticks at Bethesda’s ;rst Korean fried
chicken spot. Options such as seafood pancakes,
bulgogi and bibimbap are part of the extensive
offerings, all served in a hip space with framed
record albums gracing the walls. ❂ J L D $$
MON AMI GABI
7239 Woodmont Ave., 301-654-1234, monamigabi.
com. Waiters serve bistro classics such as
escargot, steak frites and pro;teroles in a dark and
boisterous spot that doesn’t feel like a chain. Live
jazz Thursday nights. ❂ J R L D $$
MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE
7400 Wisconsin Ave., 301-657-2650, mortons.
com. An ultra-sophisticated steak house serving
pricey, large portions of prime-aged beef and drinks.
The restaurant is known for a top-notch dinner
experience but also offers lunch and a bar menu.
L D $$$
MUSSEL BAR & GRILLE
7262 Woodmont Ave., 301-215-7817, musselbar.
com. Kensington resident and big-name chef Robert
Wiedmaier serves his signature mussels, plus
wood-;red tarts, salads and sandwiches. Wash
them all down with a choice of 40 Belgian beers,
a list that was voted “Best Beer Selection” by
Bethesda Magazine readers in 2017. ❂ R L D $$
NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE’S
10400 Old Georgetown Road, 240-316-4555,
notyouraveragejoes.com. This Massachusetts-based chain’s moderately priced menu offers
burgers, big salads and stone-hearth pizzas, plus
entrées including Anything But Average Meatloaf.
❂JL D $$
OLAZZO (EDITORS’ PICK)
7921 Norfolk Ave., 301-654-9496, olazzo.com.
This well-priced, romantic restaurant is the place for
couples seeking red-sauce classics at reasonable
prices. Founded by brothers Riccardo and Roberto
Pietrobono, it was voted “Best Italian Restaurant”
by Bethesda Magazine readers in 2018. ❂ L D $$
THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE
7700 Wisconsin Ave., Store D, 301-986-0285,
ophrestaurants.com. Along with the classic
;apjacks on this chain’s menu, you’ll ;nd ;avor-packed items such as apple pancakes with a
cinnamon sugar glaze. And it’s not just pancakes to
pick from: The restaurant serves a variety of waf;es,
crepes, eggs and omelets. J B L $
PASSAGE TO INDIA (EDITORS’ PICK)
4931 Cordell Ave., 301-656-3373, passagetoindia.
info. Top-notch, pan-Indian fare by chef-owner Sudhir
Seth, with everything from garlic naan to ;sh curry
made to order. ❂ R L D $$
7187 Woodmont Ave., 301-358-6116, passion;sh
bethesda.com. The second location of Passion Food
Hospitality’s splashy seafood restaurant features
stunning coastal-themed décor and an extensive
menu of shell;sh, caviar, sushi, chef’s specialties
and fresh catches of the day. Voted “Best Happy
Hour” by Bethesda Magazine readers in 2018.
J L D $$$;;;
4760 Bethesda Ave., 301-656-3285, paul-usa.
com. Fifth-generation, family-owned French bakery
becomes an international chain, with locations
in close to 35 countries. Aside from breads and
pastries, look for soups, sandwiches and quiche.
❂ B L D $
PENANG MALAYSIAN & THAI CUISINE & BAR
4933 Bethesda Ave., 301-657-2878, penang
maryland.com. At this Malaysian spot decorated
with exotic dark woods and a thatched roof, spices
run the gamut of Near and Far Eastern in;uence,
and ;avors include coconut, lemongrass, sesame
and chili sauce. L D $$
PINES OF ROME
4918 Cordell Ave., 301-657-8775. Longtime Italian
restaurant, formerly on Hampden Lane, still serves
traditional pasta, pizza, ;sh and seafood at prices
that are easy on the wallet. The white pizza is a hit,
and don’t forget the spaghetti and meatballs.
L D $
PIZZERIA DA MARCO (EDITORS’ PICK)
8008 Woodmont Ave., 301-654-6083, pizzeria
damarco.net. Authentic Neapolitan pizzas ;red
Exquisite French food,
charming atmosphere, and
attentive service. In the
heart of Chevy Chase, the
charm of the country side
at your door step.
7101 Brookville Road
Chevy Chase, MD
“La Ferme is one of the area’s most pleasant places to catch up with friends, do business or toast a big day.”
Tom Sietsema, Food critique of the Washington Post (March 4, 2018)