BRICKSIDE FOOD & DRINK
4866 Cordell Ave., 301-312-6160, brickside
bethesda.com. Prohibition-era drinks meet Italianbar bites and entrées. Dishes range from fried porkand waffles to short ribs. Try one of the colorfullynamed punches, which include Pink Murder Punchand Snow Cone Punch. ❂ R L D $$
10219 Old Georgetown Road (Wildwood ShoppingCenter), 240-483-0530, eatburedo.com. Seaweedstands in for tortillas in the sushi-and-rice burritosat this fast-casual spot, part of a local chain. Trythe Beatrix, which combines sweet, savory andcrunchy—fresh salmon and tuna are bathed inunagi sauce and topped with tempura crunch.
❂ L D $
CADDIES ON CORDELL
4922 Cordell Ave., 301-215-7730, caddieson
cordell.com. Twentysomethings gather at this golf-themed spot to enjoy beer and wings specials in acasual, rowdy atmosphere that frequently spills ontothe large patio. ❂ J R L D $
4910 Elm St., 301-656-3131, cafedeluxe.com. Thislocal chain serves bistro-style American comfortfood in a fun and noisy setting with wood fans andcolorful, oversized European liquor posters. Menuoptions include burgers, entrées, four varieties offlatbread and mussels served three different ways.
❂ J R L D $$
CAVA MEZZE GRILL
7101 Democracy Blvd., Suite 2360 (Westfield
Montgomery mall), 301-658-2233; 4832 Bethesda
Ave., 301-656-1772; cavagrill.com. The guys from
Cava restaurant have created a Greek version of
and grits croquettes and Virginia trout.
❂ R L D $$
7101 Democracy Blvd. (Westfield Montgomery mall),
301-365-0608, beefsteakveggies.com. The fast-casual spot from chef José Andrés is heavily focusedon seasonal vegetables for build-your-own bowls andsalads (or pick one of their suggested combinations).
Toppings such as poached egg, chicken sausage andsalt-cured salmon are also in the lineup. L D $
7935 Wisconsin Ave., 301-652-5391, benihana.
com. Experience dinner-as-theater as the chefchops and cooks beef, chicken, vegetables andseafood tableside on the hibachi. This popularnational chain serves sushi, too. The kids’ menuincludes a California roll and hibachi chicken, steakand shrimp entrées. J L D $$
BETHESDA CRAB HOUSE
4958 Bethesda Ave., 301-652-3382, bethesdacrab
house.net. In the same location since 1961, thiscasual, family-owned dining spot features jumbolump crabcakes, oysters on the half shell and jumbospiced shrimp. Extra large and jumbo-sized crabsavailable year-round; call ahead to reserve.
❂ L D $$
BETHESDA CURRY KITCHEN
4860 Cordell Ave., 301-656-0062, bethesda
currykitchen.com. The restaurant offers lunchbuffet and Southern Indian vegan specialties,served in a spare and casual setting. There areplenty of choices from the tandoor oven, as well asvegetarian, seafood and meat curries. L D $
BGR: THE BURGER JOINT
4827 Fairmont Ave., 301-358-6137, bgrtheburger
joint.com. The burgers are good and the vibe isgreat at this frequently packed eatery next toVeterans Park. Try the veggie burger, made with ablend of brown rice, black beans, molasses andoats. ❂ J L D $
BISTRO PROVENCE (EDITORS’ PICK)
4933 Fairmont Ave., 301-656-7373,
bistroprovence.org. Chef Yannick Cam brings hisformidable experience to a casual French bistrowith a lovely courtyard. The Dinner Bistro Fare,served daily from 5 to 6: 30 p.m., offers a choice ofappetizer, main course and dessert for $35.
❂ R L D $$$
BLACK’S BAR & KITCHEN (EDITORS’ PICK)
7750 Woodmont Ave., 301-652-5525, blacksbar
andkitchen.com. Customers count on theimpeccable use of fresh and local ingredients andenjoy dining on the expansive patio. The bar drawscrowds for happy hour. ❂ R L D $$$
4903 Cordell Ave., 301-951-2653, boldbite.net.
Made-to-order hickory-smoked burgers, fried-chickensandwiches, salads and milkshakes top the menuat this casual spot. A mix of barstools, booths andsmall tables offers 60 seats. J L D $
6937 Arlington Road, 301-654-0213. A calm oasison a busy street, where chef Kazuo Honma servespatrons several kinds of sushi, sashimi, noodlesoups, teriyaki and more. Try a dinner box, whichincludes an entrée, vegetables, California roll,tempura and rice. L D $$
ALATRI BROS. (EDITORS’ PICK)
4926 Cordell Ave., 301-718-6427, alatribros.com.
The folks behind Olazzo and Gringos & Mariachisbought Mia’s Pizzas and revamped it with a newname and décor. They kept the Naples-style piesthat come from a wood-burning oven, but addedsmall plates and healthy options. Sit in the cheerydining room with green, gray and white accents orunder an umbrella on the patio. J L D $$
AMERICAN TAP ROOM
7278 Woodmont Ave., 301- 656-1366, americantap
room.com. Here’s a classic grill menu featuringsliders, wings and craft beer. Entrées range fromBBQ Glazed Meatloaf Dinner with whipped potatoesand green beans to the lighter Crabmeat Omelet.
❂ J R L D $$
7614 Old Georgetown Road, 240-800-4783,
andpizza.com. Create your own designer pizza froma choice of three crusts, three cheeses and eightsauces or spreads. Toppings for the thin, crispycrusts range from the usual suspects to falafelcrumbles, fig marsala and pineapple salsa. Thislocation of the hip, fast-casual chain has limitedseating. L D $
BACCHUS OF LEBANON
7945 Norfolk Ave., 301-657-1722,
bacchusoflebanon.com. This friendly and elegantLebanese staple has a large, sunny patio thatbeckons lunch and dinner patrons outside whenthe weather is good to try garlicky hummus, stuffedgrape leaves, chicken kabobs, veal chops anddozens of small-plate dishes. ❂ L D $$
4906 St. Elmo Ave., 301-951-0670, bkkgarden.
com. This real-deal, family-run Thai restaurant turnsout authentic cuisine, including curries, soups andnoodle dishes, in a dining room decorated withtraditional statues of the gods. L D $
THE BARKING DOG
4723 Elm St., 301-654-0022, barkingdogbar.com.
A fun place for young adults, with drink specialsnearly every night and bar food such as quesadillasand burgers. Salsa dancing on Tuesdays, trivia onWednesdays, karaoke on Thursdays and a DJ anddancing Fridays and Saturdays. ❂ L D $
BARREL + CROW
4867 Cordell Ave., 240-800-3253, barrelandcrow.
com. Contemporary regional and southern cuisineserved in a comfortable setting with charcoal graybanquettes and elements of wood and brick. Menuhighlights include Maryland crab beignets, shrimp
$ up to $50
❂ Outdoor Dining
J Children’s Menu
CHECK OUT THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE DINING GUIDE AT BETHESDAMAGAZINE.COM
Listings are current as of March 2018
Price designations are for a three-
course dinner for two including tip
and tax, but excluding alcohol.