a hit parade of traditional Italian favorites, with allthe familiar pasta, pizza, chicken, veal and seafooddishes; the gluten-free menu offers pizza, cheeseravioli and quinoa pastas. J L D $$
THE GRILLED OYSTER CO. (EDITORS’ PICK)
7943 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John ShoppingCenter & Mall), 301-299-9888, thegrilledoyster
company.com. This Chesapeake-style seafoodeatery features small plates, salads, sandwichesand entrées. The sampler of four grilled oysters—with ingredients such as coconut rum and cucumberrelish—showcases the namesake item.
❂ J R L D $$
GRINGOS & MARIACHIS (EDITORS’ PICK)
12435 Park Potomac Ave., 301-339-8855,
gringosandmariachis.com. See Bethesda listing.
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HUNTER’S BAR AND GRILL
10123 River Road, 301-299-9300, thehuntersinn.
com. At this Potomac institution and popular Englishhunt-themed spot, try a big salad or hamburger forlunch and a traditional pasta dish or ;let mignon fordinner with the family.
❂ J R L D $$
LAHINCH TAVERN AND GRILL
7747 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping Center
& Mall), 240-499-8922, lahinchtavernandgrill.com.
The menu of this sister restaurant to The Irish Inn atGlen Echo commingles Irish standards (traditionalsausage roll, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash,lamb stew) with fare such as Alaskan halibut.
Lahinch is a coastal town in Ireland’s County Clare.
J R L D $$$
LOCK 72 KITCHEN & BAR (EDITORS’ PICK)
10128 River Road, 301-299-0481, lock72.
com. Well-known chef Robert Wiedmaier’s RWRestaurant Group runs this upscale American pub(formerly called River Falls Tavern). Entrées includecrabcakes, ;sh tacos, grilled bronzino, a New Yorkstrip steak and steak frites. ❂ R L D $$
MOCO’S FOUNDING FARMERS
12505 Park Potomac Ave., 301-340-8783,
wearefoundingfarmers.com. Farm-inspired farein a modern and casual setting; this is the sisterrestaurant to the phenomenally popular downtownD.C. Founding Farmers. Bethesda Magazine readerschose it as “Best Restaurant in Potomac,” "BestCocktails" and "Best Brunch" in 2018. Try the warmcookies for dessert. ❂ B R L D $$
NORMANDIE FARM RESTAURANT
10710 Falls Road, 301-983-8838, popovers.com.
This ;ne-dining French restaurant, open since 1931,strives to preserve its classical heritage whileembracing new traditions. Dinner entrées run fromseafood to beef and lamb. The restaurant offersquick service, a casual café option and a violinist atafternoon tea. ❂ J R L D $$
1073 Seven Locks Road, 301-251-6355, odonnells
market.com. This market, from the family that ranO’Donnell’s restaurants in Montgomery County fordecades, features a 10-seat bar for lunch and happyhour (11: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m.). The menu includesa raw bar, salads and many O’Donnell’s classics,among them a lump-;lled crabcake sandwich,salmon BLT, seafood bisque and crab gumbo.
❂ L $
OLD ANGLER’S INN
10801 MacArthur Blvd., 301-365-2425, oldanglers
inn.com. Open since 1860 and known for itsre;ned American food and beautiful ;replacesand grounds, it features live music on weekends.
Signature cocktails include hard cider sangria anda pumpkin pie martini. Voted “Best Outdoor Dining”by Bethesda Magazine readers in 2018.
❂ R L D $$$
9812 Falls Road, 301-299-7700, potomacpizza.
com. See Chevy Chase listing. J L D $
RENATO’S AT RIVER FALLS
10120 River Road, 301-365-1900, renatosatriver
falls.net. The Italian restaurant offers ;sh dishesamong its menu of pastas and classics such aspenne with eggplant, and chicken parmigiana.
Traditional Italian desserts include tiramisu,pro;teroles and cannolis. ❂ J L D $$
12505 Park Potomac Ave., 240-386-8080, eatsugo.
com. The Greek guys who own Cava Mezze andCava Mezze Grill partner with Mamma Luciarestaurants to serve Italian small plates, meatballs,sliders, pizza and pasta. Chef specialities includeblue crab gnocchi and charred octopus.
❂ R L D $$
9923 Falls Road, 301-299-6825, tallyhorestaurant.
com. A local ;xture since 1968, the eatery servesan expansive diner-style menu with Greek andItalian specialties. Choose from options rangingfrom burgers and deli sandwiches to pizza, calzonesand dinner entrées. ❂ J B L D $
THE WINE HARVEST
12525-B Park Potomac Ave., 240-314-0177,
thewineharvest.com. See Gaithersburg listing.
❂ L D $
12505 Park Potomac Ave., Suite 120, 240-328-
1022, zoeskitchen.com. The ;rst Maryland outpostof a Birmingham, Alabama, fast-casual chain, Zoësfeatures Mediterranean dishes such as kabobs,hummus and veggie pita pizzas. It specializes intakeout dinner for four for under $30. ❂ J L D $
A & J RESTAURANT (EDITORS’ PICK)
1319-C Rockville Pike, 301-251-7878, aj-restaurant.
com. Northern dim sum is the specialty at thishard-to-;nd cash-only spot in the Woodmont Stationshopping center. Warm-colored walls surround thecrowd digging into thousand-layer pancakes andfresh tofu. R L D $
AKIRA RAMEN & IZAKAYA
1800 Rockville Pike, 240-242-3669, akiraramen.
com. This minimalist Japanese eatery serveshouse-made noodles and vibrant food such as apoke salad. The sleek establishment, located onthe ;rst ;oor of the Galvan at Twinbrook building,features an open kitchen and several variations oframen to choose from. L D $
200 Park Road, 301-738-0003, alcarbonrestaurant.
com. Serving authentic Latin American fare acrossthe street from the Rockville Metro station, thisunassuming roadhouse has a loyal following for itsarepas, empanadas, tapas and more. Try one of thenatural juices including mango and tamarindo.
❂B L D$
GYROLANDTHE AUTHENTIC GREEK FOOD
1701 Rockville Pike (Suite B3)
Rockville MD 20852
3701 Newark Street, NWWashington, DC 20016
CABIN JOHN SHOPPING CEN TER
7943 Tuckerman LanePotomac, MD 20854