8517 Georgia Ave., 301-244-5402, www.sweet
green.com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
8601 Cameron St., 301-589-8171, www.tastee
diner.com. See Bethesda listing. ❂ J B L D $
THAI AT SILVER SPRING
921-E Ellsworth Drive, 301-650-0666, www.thaiat
silverspring.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 $$
URBAN BAR-B-QUE COMPANY
10163 New Hampshire Ave., 301-434-7427, urban
bbqco.com. See Rockville listing. L D $
URBAN BUTCHER (EDITORS’ PICK)
8226 Georgia Ave., 301-585-5800, www.urban
butcher.com. Hip, eclectic setting is the backdrop
for this New Age steak house, with its home-cured
salamis, sausages and other charcuterie, plus
meat dishes made from local animals of yesteryear
breeds. There’s a lounge, bar, meat curing room,
retail counter and dining area. R D $$
949 Bonifant St., 301-585-4100, www.theurbanwin
ery.com. Silver Spring residents Damon and Georgia
Callis open the first 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 $
3830 International Drive (Leisure World Plaza),
301-598-6868, vegetablegarden.com. The popular
vegan, vegetarian and macrobiotic Asian restaurant
features a wide variety of eggplant and asparagus
dishes, plus vegetarian “beef,” and “chicken”
dishes often made with soy and wheat gluten.
L D $$
VICINO RISTORANTE ITALIANO
959 Sligo Ave., 301-588-3372, vicinoitaliano.com.
A favorite neighborhood red-sauce joint that hasn’t
changed in decades, Vicino features some fine
seafood choices in addition to classic pasta dishes.
Families are welcome. ❂ L D $ $
THE WOODSIDE DELI
9329 Georgia Ave., 301-589-7055, www.thewood
sidedeli.com. See Rockville listing. J B L D $
UPPER NW D.C.
AMERICAN CITY DINER
5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-1949, www.
americancitydiner.com. Retro diner complete with
blue-plate specials such as Salisbury steak and
stuffed peppers; malts and egg creams. Diners can
catch a classic movie free with dinner. ❂ J B L
5534 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-1555, www.
arucola.com. The restaurant serves authentic
Italian cuisine in a casual setting, with a changing
menu that includes creative treatment of traditional
dishes, homemade pasta and pizza from the wood-burning oven. ❂ L D
5507 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-362-2583, www.
blue44dc.com. The menu features classic American
favorites infused with the flavors of Italy and
France, including ratatouille, pork schnitzel and
bouillabaisse. ❂ J R L D $$
BUCK’S FISHING AND CAMPING
5031 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-0777, www.
bucksfishingandcamping.com. Diners can enjoy a
seasonal menu that changes daily, and offers hip
takes on comfort food such as roast chicken (locally
raised) in an artsy-chic setting. D $$$
CAFÉ OF INDIA
4909 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-1395, www.
cafeofindiadc.com. Here’s a cute corner café with
two levels of dining and an extensive menu that
includes vegetarian and tandoori entrées, dosas,
samosas, tikkas, curries and kabobs. ❂ L D $$
CHADS FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS
5247 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-362-8040, chadsdc.
com. This neighborhood hangout is sometimes
compared to Cheers, but it also offers a full menu
beyond bar food, including salads, steaks, seafood
and sandwiches. ❂ R L D $$
COMET PING PONG (EDITORS’ PICK)
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-0404, www.
cometpingpong.com. Landmark fun spot where
you can play ping-pong or admire local art while you
wait for your wood-fired pizza. Choose from over 30
toppings to design your own pie. ❂ R L D $
4822 Yuma St. NW, 202-363-4220, www.decarlos
restaurant.com. This is a family-owned
neighborhood staple, with a traditional Italian menu
and upscale/casual atmosphere. Signature dishes
include agnolotti, veal Bolognese, broiled salmon
and hand-made pasta. ❂ L D $$
THE GRILLED OYSTER CO.
3701 Newark St. NW (Cathedral Commons), 202-
362-1719, www.thegrilledoystercompany.com. See
Potomac listing. ❂ J R L D $$
4515 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-686-3588,
www.guaposrestaurant.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ R L D $$
JAKE’S AMERICAN GRILLE
5018 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-5253, www.
jakesdc.com. Burgers, steaks and sandwiches are
served in a restaurant named after the owner’s
grandfather, an accomplished Navy test engineer.
Check out the Boiler Room, a sports bar in the
basement. J R L D $$
5632 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-2465,
www.jettiesdc.com. See Bethesda listing. J L D $
LE CHAT NOIR
4907 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-2044, www.le
chatnoirrestaurant.com. This cute, cozy neighborhood
bistro is run by French restaurateurs, who cook
traditional fare such as steak frites, bouillabaisse
and braised lamb cheeks. R L D $$
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN
4874 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-459-9141,
www.lepainquotidien.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ J B R L D $
5535 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 018, 202-244-
3470, www.voltlunchbox.com. The Washington
remake of chef Bryan Voltaggio’s defunct Frederick
restaurant offers specialties including the Southern
Banh Mi with crispy chicken and pickled vegetables,
and B’More with pepper-crusted pit beef. L D $
MACON BISTRO & LARDER (EDITORS’ PICK)
5520 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-248-7807, macon
bistro.com. Southern and French cuisine converge
at this airy, charming restaurant in the historic
Chevy Chase Arcade. Appetizers include raclette
and fried green tomatoes, and steak frites is offered
alongside short ribs with grits for main courses.
❂ R D $$
MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY
5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-5500, www.mag
gianos.com. The restaurant features old-style Italian
fare that’s a favorite for large groups and private
celebrations. Check out the signature flatbreads
and specialty pastas, including lobster carbonara.
J L D $$
MASALA ART (EDITORS’ PICK)
4441-B Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-362-4441, www.
masalaartdc.com. Here is fine Indian dining featuring
tandoor-oven specialties and masterful Indian
spicing. Start off by choosing from a selection of nine
breads and 17 appetizers. L D $$
5510 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-7600, www.
parthenon-restaurant.com. This is a neighborhood
eatery taken up a couple notches, with an extensive
menu full of authentic selections familiar and exotic,
including avgolemono (egg/lemon soup), tzatziki,
moussaka, dolmades and souvlaki. ❂ L D $$
PETE’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA
4940 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-237-7383,
www.petesapizza.com. See Silver Spring listing.
❂ J L D $
RANGE (EDITORS’ PICK)
5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 201, 202-803-
8020, www.voltrange.com. Celebrity chef Bryan
Voltaggio’s extravaganza, featuring multiple open
kitchens, seats 300 and offers an enormous wine
list. L D $$$
SATAY CLUB ASIAN RESTAURANT AND BAR
4654 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-363-8888, www.
asiansatayclub.com. The restaurant prides itself
on providing a comfortable/casual setting with a
menu that spans Japanese sushi, Chinese moo-shi vegetables, Thai curries and Vietnamese spring
rolls. L D $
4912 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-0616, www.
tanadthaicuisine.com. The extensive menu ranges
from noodles, rice and curries to vegetarian entrées,
and even a Thai lemonade cocktail. House specialties
include pad Thai and Drunken Noodles. ❂ L D $$
4849 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-363-4141,
www.tarathai.com. See Gaithersburg listing.
❂ L D $$
TERASOL (EDITORS’ PICK)
5010 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-237-5555, www.
terasolartisans.com. This charming French café
offers soups, salads, quiches and a few entrées,
along with jewelry and pottery from local artisans.
Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. ❂ B L D $
4855 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-363-5698,
www.wagshals.com. Longtime popular deli expands
grocery and carryout section, and adds a casual
sit-down restaurant in the Spring Valley Shopping
Center. Same high-quality fare, including the
overstuffed sandwiches. L D $ n