SARDI’S POLLO A LA BRASA
430 N. Frederick Ave., 301-977-3222, sardis
chicken.com. Yes, there’s charbroiled chicken, but
don’t miss the other Peruvian specialties, especially
the ceviche and Salchipapas, a true Peruvian street
food of thinly sliced pan-fried beef hot dogs mixed
with french fries and served with condiments.
L D $
106 Market St., 301-947-4007, tandoorinightsmd.
com. See Bethesda listing. ; L D $
9811 Washingtonian Blvd., L- 9, 301-947-8330,
tarathai.com. See Bethesda listing.
; L D $$
220 Ellington Blvd. (Downtown Crown), 301-
990-0600, tedsbulletin.com. First Maryland
location of the modern diner chainlet from the
folks at Matchbox Food Group. Boozy milkshakes,
homemade pop tarts and the Cinnamon Roll As Big
As Ya Head (served weekends only) are among the
specialties. ; J B R L D $$
TED’S MONTANA GRILL
105 Ellington Blvd. (Downtown Crown), 301-330-
0777, tedsmontanagrill.com. First Maryland
location of billionaire and bison rancher Ted
Turner’s restaurant chain, which uses bison as the
showpiece in a humongous selection of dishes,
including burgers, meatloaf, nachos and chili.
Soups, salads, American classics and spiked
milkshakes also available at this saloon-style
eatery. ; J L D $$
657 Center Point Way, 301-990-3699, thaitanium
restaurant.com. Authentic Thai food laced with lots
of chilies and garlic as hot as you like. Try one of the
Thai street food dishes, such as roasted pork with
Thai herbed sweet sauce and noodle soups.
; J L D $
231 Rio Blvd. (RIO Washingtonian Center), 240-632-
2150, unclejulios.com. See Bethesda listing.
;;J R L D $$
705 Center Point Way, 301-977-1011, vasilis
kitchen.com. Tan and brown décor lends a cozy vibe
to this 4,700-square-foot Kentlands restaurant.
The owners ran the popular Vasili’s Mediterranean
Grill in another Kentlands location for more than a
decade before closing it to focus on Vasili’s Kitchen.
The Mediterranean menu is heavy on seafood
dishes. ; J D $$
THE WINE HARVEST, THE KENTLANDS
114 Market St., 301-869-4008, thewineharvest.
com. Stop by this popular Cheers-like wine bar
locally owned by the Meyrowitz family for a glass of
wine or a Belgian beer. The menu includes salads,
sandwiches and cheese plates. ; L D $
328 Main St., 301-963-0001. A no-nonsense
neighborhood sushi place with bright ;sh tanks, it
offers the familiar sushi, teriyaki, tempura dishes,
plus seaweed salad, soup, green tea and red bean
ice cream. L D $
ZIKI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE
10009 Fields Road, 301-330-3868, zikisteakhouse.
com. This large steak house on a busy corner
charms patrons with its fountains, stone Buddhas
and geisha mannequins. Food offerings include
sushi, as well as meats cooked on a tableside
hibachi. J L D $$
ADDIE’S (EDITORS’ PICK)
12435 Park Potomac Ave., 301-340-0081, addies
restaurant.com. Longtime North Bethesda
restaurant from the Black Restaurant Group that
closed in 2013 is reborn in the Park Potomac
development. Date nights call for the signature
entrées for two. Larger groups might opt for the
supreme Seafood Tower, a mega assortment of daily
seafood specials. ; R L D $$
7913 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping Center
& Mall), 301-765-3354, cabinjohn.attmansdeli.
com. This landmark Baltimore deli has run a second
location in Potomac since 2013. The menu offers
the same legendary corned beef, pastrami and
other deli specialties. Third-generation owner Marc
Attman is at the helm. J B L D $
BROOKLYN’S DELI & CATERING
1089 Seven Locks Road, 301-340-3354, brooklyns
delimd.com. From chopped liver to chicken soup,
Brooklyn’s serves all the deli specialties, plus more.
Think hot pastrami with coleslaw and Russian
dressing on pumpernickel. ; J B L D $
12525-D Park Potomac Ave., 301-838-4010,
elevationburger.com. Fast-food burgers go organic
and grass-fed at this Northern Virginia-founded
chain. Veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, grilled
cheese and a BLT available, too. Shake ;avors
range from banana to Key lime and cheesecake.
; L D $
7745 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping Center
& Mall), 301-296-6168, gregoriostrattoria.com.
Proprietor Greg Kahn aims to make everyone feel
at home at this family-owned restaurant serving
a hit parade of traditional Italian favorites, with all
the familiar pasta, pizza, chicken, veal and seafood
dishes; the gluten-free menu offers pizza, cheese
ravioli and quinoa pastas. J L D $$
THE GRILLED OYSTER CO. (EDITORS’ PICK)
7943 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping
Center & Mall), 301-299-9888, thegrilledoyster
company.com. This Chesapeake-style seafood
eatery features small plates, salads, sandwiches
and entrées. The sampler of four grilled oysters—
with ingredients such as coconut rum and cucumber
relish—showcases the namesake item.
; J R L D $$
GRINGOS & MARIACHIS (EDITORS’ PICK)
12435 Park Potomac Ave., 301-339-8855,
gringosandmariachis.com. See Bethesda listing.
; D $
HUNTER’S BAR AND GRILL
10123 River Road, 301-299-9300, thehuntersinn.
com. At this Potomac institution and popular English
hunt-themed spot, try a big salad or hamburger for
lunch and a traditional pasta dish or ;let mignon for
dinner with the family.
; J R L D $$
LAHINCH TAVERN AND GRILL
7747 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping Center
& Mall), 240-499-8922, lahinchtavernandgrill.com.
The menu of this sister restaurant to The Irish Inn at
Glen Echo commingles Irish standards (traditional
sausage roll, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash,
lamb stew) with fare such as Alaskan halibut.
Lahinch is a coastal town in Ireland’s County Clare.
JR L D$$$
LOCK 72 KITCHEN & BAR (EDITORS’ PICK)
10128 River Road, 301-299-0481, lock72.
com. Well-known chef Robert Wiedmaier’s RW
Restaurant Group runs this upscale American pub
(formerly called River Falls Tavern). Entrées include
crabcakes, ;sh tacos, grilled bronzino, a New York
strip steak and steak frites. ; R L D $$
MOCO’S FOUNDING FARMERS
12505 Park Potomac Ave., 301-340-8783,
wearefoundingfarmers.com. Farm-inspired fare
in a modern and casual setting; this is the sister
restaurant to the phenomenally popular downtown
D.C. Founding Farmers. Bethesda Magazine readers
chose it as “Best Restaurant in Potomac,” "Best
Cocktails" and "Best Brunch" in 2018. Try the warm
cookies for dessert. ; B R L D $$
NORMANDIE FARM RESTAURANT
10710 Falls Road, 301-983-8838, popovers.com.
This ;ne-dining French restaurant, open since 1931,
strives to preserve its classical heritage while
embracing new traditions. Dinner entrées run from
seafood to beef and lamb. The restaurant offers
quick service, a casual café option and a violinist at
afternoon tea. ; J R L D $$
1073 Seven Locks Road, 301-251-6355, odonnells
market.com. This market, from the family that ran
O’Donnell’s restaurants in Montgomery County for
decades, features a 10-seat bar for lunch and happy
hour (11: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m.). The menu includes
a raw bar, salads and many O’Donnell’s classics,
among them a lump-;lled crabcake sandwich,
salmon BLT, seafood bisque and crab gumbo.
; L $
OLD ANGLER’S INN
10801 MacArthur Blvd., 301-365-2425, oldanglers
inn.com. Open since 1860 and known for its
re;ned American food and beautiful ;replaces
and grounds, it features live music on weekends.
Signature cocktails include hard cider sangria and
a pumpkin pie martini. Voted “Best Outdoor Dining”
by Bethesda Magazine readers in 2018.
; R L D $$$
9812 Falls Road, 301-299-7700, potomacpizza.
com. See Chevy Chase listing. J L D $
RENATO’S AT RIVER FALLS
10120 River Road, 301-365-1900, renatosatriver
falls.net. The Italian restaurant offers ;sh dishes
among its menu of pastas and classics such as
penne with eggplant, and chicken parmigiana.
Traditional Italian desserts include tiramisu,
pro;teroles and cannolis. ; J L D $$
12505 Park Potomac Ave., 240-386-8080, eatsugo.
com. The Greek guys who own Cava Mezze and
Cava Mezze Grill partner with Mamma Lucia
restaurants to serve Italian small plates, meatballs,
sliders, pizza and pasta. Chef specialities include
blue crab gnocchi and charred octopus.
; R L D $$
9923 Falls Road, 301-299-6825, tallyhorestaurant.
com. A local ;xture since 1968, the eatery serves
an expansive diner-style menu with Greek and
Italian specialties. Choose from options ranging
from burgers and deli sandwiches to pizza, calzones
and dinner entrées. ; J B L D $
THE WINE HARVEST
12525-B Park Potomac Ave., 240-314-0177,
thewineharvest.com. See Gaithersburg listing.