readers in 2017. ❂ J R L D $
MANOLI CANOLI RESTAURANT
8540 Connecticut Ave., 301-951-1818, www.manoli
canoli.com. Italian and Greek specialties abound at
a fun family eatery that features a large prepared
foods section, dishes made with olive oil from
owner Stavros Manolakos’ family farm in Greece
and homemade mozzarella on pizza and subs.
❂ J L D $
4457 Willard Ave., 301-652-9882, www.meiwah
restaurant.com. This modern restaurant on the
second floor of a Friendship Heights office building
offers top-quality Chinese dishes that are hard to
beat. There’s also a sushi bar with an extensive
menu. A fountain sparkles on the outdoor patio.
❂ L D $$
19 Wisconsin Circle, 301-951-1127, www.potomac
pizza.com. This cheery, casual dining room provides
a break from the ultra-posh shopping surrounding
it. In addition to pizza, subs and pastas are popular.
Beer and wine available. ❂ J L D $
SUSHIKO (EDITORS’ PICK)
5455 Wisconsin Ave., 301-961-1644, www.sushiko
restaurants.com. Known as one of the Washington,
D. C., area’s most respected sushi restaurants,
Sushiko offers a wide range of sushi and other
dishes. Kōbō, a restaurant within the restaurant,
allows eight people to dine on 12- to 15-course
tasting menus. ❂ L D $$
8401 Connecticut Ave., 301-652-8684, www.tavira
restaurant.com. Fish stews and several versions
of bacalhau (salted cod) figure prominently on the
menu of this intriguing Portuguese restaurant, which
manages to be charming and attractive despite its
location in an office building basement. L D $$
BLACK MARKET BISTRO (EDITORS’ PICK)
4600 Waverly Ave., 301-933-3000, www.black
marketrestaurant.com. Sublime American bistro
fare served in a restored Victorian building next
to railroad tracks; the building once served as
a general store and still houses a post office.
Entrées range from swordfish to a burger and pizza,
including several vegetable options. ❂ J R L D
THE DISH & DRAM
10301 Kensington Parkway, 301-962-4046, www.
thedishanddram.com. The owners of The Daily
Dish in Silver Spring serve comfort food made with
local ingredients in a 2,800-square-foot space
in Kensington. Steak frites, Maryland crab soup,
burgers and house-made desserts are on the menu.
JL D $$
10417 Armory Ave., 301-832-1065, www.frankly
pizza.com. Owner Frank Linn turns out high-quality
pizza in a rustic brick-and-mortar restaurant. The
menu offers wood-fired pies topped with home-cured meats and tomato sauce made from an
80-year-old family recipe. Wines and homemade
sodas served on tap, too. ❂ L D $
K TOWN BISTRO
3784 Howard Ave., 301-933-1211, www.ktown
bistro.com. Try filet mignon, duck breast à l’orange,
chicken marsala and other classic continental
dishes from this family-run eatery owned by Gonzalo
Barba, former longtime captain of the restaurant in
the Watergate Hotel. L D $$
258 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 240-499-
8447, www.andpizza.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ L D $
254 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 301-330-
9997, www.asianinemd.com. Pan Asian restaurant
with a first location in Washington, D.C.’s Penn
Quarter offers dishes from Vietnam, China, Thailand
and Japan. Specialties include grilled lamb chops
served with mango-soy coulis and miso honey duck
breast drizzled with a sake butter sauce. R L D $$
9124 Rothbury Drive, 301-975-0757, www.athens
grill.com. This casual, friendly, family-run restaurant
specializes in authentic Greek cooking, using
recipes handed down through generations.
Specialties such as rotisserie chicken, chargrilled
salmon with a lemon dill sauce and lamb kabobs
are cooked on a hardwood grill. L D $
BARKING MAD CAFE
239 Spectrum Ave., 240-297-6230, www.
barkingmadcafe.com. Cooking from a wood hearth
and selecting vegetables, herbs and edible flowers
from its aeroponic (grown in air/mist but without
soil) organic garden, Barking Mad Cafe has a corner
spot in Watkins Mill Town Center. Look for made-from-scratch brunch, lunch and dinner sweets and
savories, such as breakfast pizza, watermelon salad
and farro salad. ❂ R L D $$
82 Market St., 240-631-2401, www.bonefishgrill.
com. While fresh fish cooked over a wood fire is
the centerpiece of this upscale Florida chain, the
steaks, crab cakes and specialty martinis make it
a fun option for happy hour and those with hearty
appetites. R L D $$
BUCA DI BEPPO
122 Kentlands Blvd., 301-947-7346, www.bucadi
beppo.com. The Kentlands outpost of this national
chain serves huge, family-style portions of Italian
specialties from fresh breads to antipasti and
pasta dishes amid a sea of Italian kitsch. Desserts
include Italian Creme Cake and Tiramisu.
J L D $$
116 Main St., 301-519-2625, www.coalfireonline.
com. Homemade crusts fired by coal and topped
with your choice of toppings and three different
sauces: classic, spicy and signature, which
is slightly sweet with a hint of spice. Salads,
sandwiches and pasta also available, plus a full bar.
❂ L D $
135 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 301-869-
8800, www.greatamericanrestaurants.com. First
Maryland locale for Great American Restaurants, a
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