turkey and stuf;ng with cranberry sauce andmayonnaise on sourdough), look for large saladsand an innovative children’s menu. ❂ J L D $
KADHAI (EDITORS’ PICK)
7905 Norfolk Ave., 301-718-0121, kadhai.com.
This popular Indian restaurant formerly known asHaandi serves a variety of traditional chicken, lamband seafood dishes, plus rice and vegetarian dishesand a selection of breads. An extensive lunch buffetis offered daily. Voted “Best Indian Restaurant” by
Bethesda Magazine readers in 2018. ❂ L D $$
KAPNOS KOUZINA (EDITORS’ PICK)
4900 Hampden Lane, 301-986-8500, kapnos
kouzina.com. This is chef Mike Isabella’s ;rst forayinto Maryland and the second outpost based onKapnos, his D.C. restaurant that spotlights Greekspreads, salads, small plates and roasted meats.
Not to be missed are the pyde, puffed pillows ofbread. They are best as spread-dipping vehicles;
crusts for topped, pizza-like ;atbreads; or sandwichcasings for souvlakis. ❂ R L D $$
4921 Cordell Ave., 301-951-6433, lapanetteria.
com. La Panetteria transports diners into a quaintItalian villa with its impeccable service and OldWorld atmosphere, serving such Southern andNorthern Italian classic dishes as homemadespaghetti and veal scaloppine. L D $$
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN
7140 Bethesda Lane, 301-913-2902; 10217 OldGeorgetown Road (Wildwood Shopping Center),
240-752-8737, lepainquotidien.com. New York-
based Belgian-born bakery/restaurant chain with
farmhouse vibe, featuring organic breads, European
breakfast and dessert pastries, savory egg dishes,
soups, Belgian open-faced sandwiches, entrée
salads, wine and Belgian beer by the bottle.
❂ JB R L D $
LE VIEUX LOGIS
7925 Old Georgetown Road, 301-652-6816,
levieuxlogisrestaurantmd.com. The colorfulexterior will draw you into this family-run Bethesdainstitution, but classic French dishes such as Doversole meunière and mussels in a white wine brothwill keep you coming back. ❂ D $$$
LOUISIANA KITCHEN & BAYOU BAR
4907 Cordell Ave., 301-652-6945, louisiana
bethesda.com. The popular Bethesda institutionoffers a Cajun- and Creole-style menu, completewith divine fried items. The pain perdou andbeignets remain a great way to start a Sundaymorning. B R L D $
LUCY ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT
4865 Cordell Ave., 301-347-7999. The authenticEthiopian menu here includes beef and lamb plates,such as kitfo (raw beef) sandwiches and bonelessbraised yebeg alicha (Ethiopian mild lamb stew).
The interior is decorated with Ethiopian-inspired artand features a full bar. Beef and vegan samplersare available at the Bethesda location. L D $
7129 Bethesda Lane, 301-718-1005, lukeslobster.
com. This upscale carryout features authenticlobster, shrimp and crab rolls; the seafood isshipped directly from Maine. Try the Taste of Maine,which offers all three kinds of rolls, plus two crabclaws.❂ L D $
6831 Wisconsin Ave. (Shops of Wisconsin), 301-
907-9888, makibarbethesda.com. This tiny 30-seatJapanese restaurant and sushi bar offers 60-pluskinds of maki rolls, categorized as Classic (tunaroll), Crunch Lover (spicy crunch California roll)
and Signature (eel, avocado, tobiko, crab), alongwith sushi, sashimi, noodle bowls and rice-basedentrées. L D $$
4916 Elm St., 301-907-3399, mammalucia
restaurants.com. New York-style pizza dripping withcheese and crowd-pleasing red sauce, and favoriteslike chicken Parmesan and linguini with clams drawthe crowds to this local chain. Gluten-free optionsavailable. ❂ L D $$
4904 Fairmont Ave., 301-215-8739, mediumrare
restaurant.com. A prix ;xe menu that comes withbread, salad, steak and fries is the sole option atthis small chain outpost (there are two MediumRares in D.C.). Desserts cost extra. Weekendbrunch also features a prix ;xe menu. D $$
MOBY DICK HOUSE OF KABOB
7027 Wisconsin Ave., 301-654-1838, mobyskabob.
com. This kabob takeout/eat-in mainstay was oneof the ;rst kabob places in the area. It makes itsown pita bread. The menu includes a variety ofsalads and vegetarian sandwiches and platters.
L D $
4930 Elm St., 240-800-4733, modernmarket.
com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily,this Bethesda Row eatery is part of a Denver-based
Exquisite French food,
charming atmosphere, and
attentive service. In the
heart of Chevy Chase, the
charm of the country side
at your door step.
7101 Brookville RoadChevy Chase, MD
“La Ferme is one of the area’s most pleasant places to catch up with friends, do business or toast a big day.”
Tom Sietsema, Food critique of the Washington Post (March 4, 2018)