meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
J B R L D $
100-B Gibbs St. (Rockville Town Square), 301-610-
0303, spicexing.com. Chef and owner Sudhir Seth,who also owns Bethesda’s Passage to India, servesup small plates and dishes that re;ect the history ofculinary in;uences on India. Try the all-you-can-eatlunchtime buffet. ❂ J R L D $$
2000 Tower Oaks Blvd., 240-582-1000, thestanford
grill.com. From the Blueridge Restaurant Group,owner of Copper Canyon Grill restaurants, comesthis 300-seat American eatery on the ground ;oorof an of;ce building. Salads, burgers, steaks andseafood, plus sushi, with an eye toward high quality.
❂ R L D $$
STELLA BARRA PIZZERIA
11825 Grand Park Ave. (Pike & Rose), 301-770-
8609, stellabarra.com. Adjacent to its sisterrestaurant, Summer House Santa Monica, StellaBarra is an artisan pizzeria with a hip, urban vibe.
Look for crisp crusts with chewy centers toppedwith butternut squash and candied bacon or house-made pork sausage and fennel pollen. Italian winesavailable. ❂ R D $$
SUMMER HOUSE SANTA MONICA
11825 Grand Park Ave. (Pike & Rose), 301-
881-2381, summerhousesm.com. An airy, lightand stunning space sets the scene for modernAmerican cuisine with a West Coast sensibility.
Fare includes salads, sushi, tacos, sandwiches andsteak frites. Do not miss the bakery counter. Voted“Best Restaurant in Rockville/North Bethesda” by
Bethesda Magazine readers in 2018.
❂ J R L D $$
SUPER BOWL NOODLE HOUSE
785 Rockville Pike, 301-738-0086, superbowl
noodlehouse.com. Look for a large variety ofAsian noodle dishes in super-size portions, plus awide selection of appetizers. Also, bubble tea anddesserts, including Sweet Taro Root Roll and BlackSugar Shaved Ice. ❂ L D $
36-G Maryland Ave. (Rockville Town Square), 301-
340-8010, sushidamo.com. A slice of New Yorksophistication, this elegant restaurant offers sushià la carte or omakase, chef’s choice, plus beef andseafood entrées and an impressive sake list.
L D $$
SUSHI HOUSE JAPANESE RESTAURANT
1331-D Rockville Pike, 301-309-0043. A tiny, plainrestaurant serving a large selection of fresh sushi,including sushi and sashimi combinations. Lunchspecials for under $7. It’s popular, so be preparedto wait. L D $$
9706 Traville Gateway Drive, 301-251-1177,
sushioishii.com. This charming sushi bar in theTraville Gateway Center offers friendly service and
24 specialty sushi rolls, bento boxes and a fewgrilled items, including beef, poultry and seafoodteriyaki. L D $$
14921-D Shady Grove Road (Fallsgrove VillageCenter), 301-738-8813; 11510-A Rockville Pike,
301-881-8388; taipei-tokyo.net. These sisterrestaurants offer a sizable roster of Chinese,Japanese and Thai dishes. The Fallsgrove Villagelocation is the younger and sleeker of the two, withfull sit-down service. The older sister, opened in
1993, is more like a noodle shop/cafeteria.
L D $$
12071 Rockville Pike, 301-231-9899, tarathai.com.
See Bethesda listing. ❂ L D $$
1043 Rockville Pike, 301-340-7720. Deep-friedoysters, classic rice balls, ramen noodle soup, sushiand sashimi and comic books to peruse while youawait your order set this Japanese restaurant apartfrom the rest. L D $$
800 King Farm Blvd., 301-258-8829, thaifarm
restaurant.com. A tastefully modern dining roomsoaked in a soothing yellow light. The usualsuspects are on the menu here, but chef’ssuggestions include an intriguing broiled ;shwrapped in banana leaf and stir-fried duck. L D $$
29 Maryland Ave., Unit 308 (Rockville Town Square),
301-545-0244, thaipavilionrestaurant.com. Thesoaring ceilings decorated with red chandeliersshaped like giant, stationary spinning tops give thefeel of a modern museum. When the menu saysspicy, believe it. ❂ J L D $$
15201 Shady Grove Road, 240-268-0682,
thatsamore.com. This local chain focuses on family-style portions of classic Neapolitan dishes such aslasagna and chicken Parmesan in a more elegantsetting than might be expected. Good for groupsand large families. J L D $$
TOWER OAKS LODGE
2 Preserve Parkway, 301-294-0200, clydes.com/tower. Here is Clyde’s version of a lodge in themountains. Well-prepared food runs the gamutof American desires, from burgers to ;sh, plus araw bar. Check out the twig sculpture spanningthe ceiling of The Saranac Room. Voted “BestRestaurant Décor” by Bethesda Magazine readers in
2018. J R L D $$
11 N. Washington St., 301-339-8962, thetrapezaria.
com. This down-to-earth and hospitable Greek/Mediterranean restaurant serves top-notch andunfussy small plates and entrées. Choose amonga variety of dips, vegetarian mezze, souvlaki,sausages and more-involved ;sh and lamb dishes.
Save room for the baklava. L D
URBAN BAR-B-QUE COMPANY
2007 Chapman Ave., 240-290-4827; 5566 NorbeckRoad, 301-460-0050, urbanbbqco.com. Urban Bar-B-Que Company, a tiny joint run by a couple of localfriends, has a winning formula and features ;nger-licking ribs, burgers and wings, plus salads, chili andsmothered fries. Staff is friendly, too. J L D $
URBAN HOT POT
1800 Rockville Pike, 240-669-6710, urbanhotpot.
com. On the ;rst ;oor of the Galvan at Twinbrookbuilding, this hot pot spot features a conveyor beltwhere food travels to diners. A prix ;xe all-you-can-eat menu allows you to create your meal at yourtable using one of the stationed iPads. Choose froma selection of noodles, vegetables and meat to addto a bowl of hot stock, then do it again if you’re stillhungry. L D $
5532 Norbeck Road (Rock Creek Village Center),
301-460-1247. Here you’ll ;nd all the traditionalMexican and Tex-Mex favorites from quesadillas tofajitas that are sure to please the whole family.
R L D $$
2-courselunch for $12
Tues-FriAll year long
2-coursedinner for $20
add glass ofwine for $5
(dine in only)
Ends March 31
7945 Norfolk Ave.
THE WOODSIDE DELI
4 N. Washington St., 301-444-4478, thewoodside
deli.com. A second location of the venerable SilverSpring eatery and caterer that has been dishing upmatzo ball soup since 1947. Choose from a wideselection of sandwiches, burgers and entrées. Thisone has a pickle bar. ❂ J B R L D $
WORLD OF BEER
196B East Montgomery Ave., 301-340-2915,
worldofbeer.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ JR L D $
1488 Rockville Pike, 301-984-1190, yekta.com.
Persian cuisine, including a selection of beef,chicken and lamb kabobs, is served in a beautifuldining room. Try a dessert such as frozen noodlesorbet or saffron ice cream. Check out the adjacentmarket after polishing off your kebab. L D $$
YUAN FU VEGETARIAN
798 Rockville Pike, 301-762-5937,
yuanfuvegetarian.com. From tea-smoked “duck” tokung pao “chicken,” the whole menu is meatless,made from Chinese vegetable products. There is alarge selection of chef’s specials, including Pumpkin
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