than a deli. Longtime waitresses greet regular
customers and kids with hugs during busy weekend
breakfasts. All-you-can-eat pickle bar. ; B L D $
PETE’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA
962 Wayne Ave., 301-588-7383, petesapizza.com.
Sporting more stylish décor than its other locations,
this Pete’s offers the same crunchy-crusted New
Haven-style pizzas, plus pasta, panini and salads.
This branch is the only one so far to offer fried
calamari. J L D $
PHO HIEP HOA
921-G Ellsworth Drive, 301-588-5808, phohiephoa.
com. Seventeen kinds of Vietnamese soup called
pho can be customized to taste in this upbeat
restaurant overlooking the action in the downtown
area. ;;L D $
QUARRY HOUSE TAVERN
8401 Georgia Ave., 301-844-5380, facebook.
com/quarryhouse. Closed for nearly three years
after a ;re, this basement-level dive bar reopened
in its original space. The inside holds the same
1930s-era feel as the original bar, and burgers and
Tater Tots are still on the menu. D $
631 University Blvd. East, 301-445-7300,
samanthasrestaurante.com. This white-tablecloth,
Latin-Salvadoran spot in an industrial neighborhood
is popular because of its welcoming attitude toward
families with young children. The steak and ;sh
specialties are good. L D $$
1200 East West Highway, 301-585-8878,
scionrestaurant.com. A contemporary American
eatery from sisters Joanne and Julie Liu, who also
own a popular Dupont Circle restaurant with the
same name and Nainai’s Noodle & Dumpling Bar
in Silver Spring. Look for everything from wasabi
Caesar salad to crab Reuben to spicy yogurt
chicken. J R L D $$
SERGIOS RISTORANTE ITALIANO
8727 Colesville Road, 301-585-1040. A classic
red-sauce Italian restaurant that manages to feel
special, with soothing wall murals and high-quality
service, despite a basement location inside the
Double Tree Hotel. Ravioli with asparagus and
cheese in a tarragon sauce is popular. L D $$
THE SOCIETY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
8229 Georgia Ave., 301-565-8864, societyss.
com. A sleek and modern atmosphere catering to a
nightlife crowd, Society offers fare with a Caribbean
accent. Check out the rooftop seating and daily
drink specials, which include $25 beer buckets.
;;L D $$
SUSHI JIN NEXT DOOR
8555 Fenton St., 301-608-0990, sushijinnextdoor.
com. The eatery is spare, clean and modern, and
offers terri;c udon noodle soup and impeccable
raw ;sh. Choose from 11 appetizers and seven
soups and salads. L D $$
8517 Georgia Ave., 301-244-5402, sweetgreen.
com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
8601 Cameron St., 301-589-8171, tasteediner.
com. See Bethesda listing. ;;J B L D $
8535 Fenton St., 301-304-6283, taylorgourmet.
com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
THAI AT SILVER SPRING
921-E Ellsworth Drive, 301-650-0666, thaiatsilver
spring.com. The Americanized Thai food is second
to the location, which is superb for people-watching
on the street below. A modern and stylish dining
room with a hip bar in bold colors and good service
add to the appeal. ;;L D $$
URBAN BAR-B-QUE COMPANY
10163 New Hampshire Ave., 301-434-7427, urban
bbqco.com. See Rockville listing. L D $
URBAN BUTCHER (EDITORS’ PICK)
8226 Georgia Ave., 301-585-5800, urbanbutcher.
com. Hip, eclectic setting is the backdrop for this
New Age steak house, with its home-cured salamis,
sausages and other charcuterie, plus meat dishes
made from local animals of yesteryear breeds.
There’s a lounge, bar, meat curing room, retail
counter and dining area. Voted “Best Restaurant
in Silver Spring” by Bethesda Magazine readers in
2018. R D $$
949 Bonifant St., 301-585-4100, theurbanwinery.
com. Silver Spring residents Damon and Georgia
Callis open the ;rst and only urban winery in the mid-Atlantic area. Tasting facility offers craft wines made
with local and international grapes, and customers
can even create their own wines (by appointment).
Light menu includes artisan cheese, charcuterie and
smoked seafood platters, plus Greek mezze. D $
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