158 Bethesda Magazine | 2018-2019 NEWCOMERS GUIDEin a casual setting, with a changing menu thatincludes creative treatment of traditional dishes,homemade pasta and pizza from the wood-burningoven. ❂ L D
5507 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-362-2583,
blue44dc.com. The menu features classic Americanfavorites infused with the flavors of Italy andFrance, including ratatouille, pork schnitzel andbouillabaisse. ❂ J R L D $$
BUCK’S FISHING AND CAMPING
5031 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-0777,
bucksfishingandcamping.com. Diners can enjoy aseasonal menu that changes daily, and offers hiptakes on comfort food such as roast chicken (locallyraised) in an artsy-chic setting. D $$$
CAFÉ OF INDIA
4909 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-1395,
cafeofindiadc.com. Here’s a cute corner café withtwo levels of dining and an extensive menu thatincludes vegetarian and tandoori entrées, dosas,samosas, tikkas, curries and kabobs. ❂ L D $$
5247 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-362-8040, chatterdc.
com. A group that includes Gary Williams, MauryPovich, Tony Kornheiser and Alan Bubes boughtthis neighborhood hangout in 2017 and renovatedit while maintaining its Cheers-like atmostphere. Itoffers a full menu beyond bar food, including salads,steaks, seafood and sandwiches. ❂ R L D $$
COMET PING PONG (EDITORS’ PICK)
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-0404,
cometpingpong.com. Landmark fun spot whereyou can play ping-pong or admire local art while youwait 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,
decarlosrestaurant.com. This is a family-owned
neighborhood staple, with a traditional Italian menu
and upscale/casual atmosphere. Signature dishes
include agnolotti, veal scallopini, broiled salmon and
hand-made pasta. ❂ L D $$
4515 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-686-3588,
guaposrestaurant.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ R L D $$
JAKE’S AMERICAN GRILLE
5018 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-5253, jakesdc.
com. Burgers, steaks and sandwiches are served ina restaurant named after the owner’s grandfather,an accomplished Navy test engineer. Check out theBoiler Room, a sports bar in the basement.
J R L D $$
5632 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-2465,
jettiesdc.com. See Bethesda listing. J L D $
LE CHAT NOIR
4907 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-2044,
lechatnoirrestaurant.com. This cute, cozyneighborhood bistro is run by French restaurateurs,who cook traditional fare such as steak frites,bouillabaisse and braised lamb cheeks. R L D $$
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN
4874 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-459-9141,
lepainquotidien.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ J B R L D $
5535 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 018, 202-244-
3470, voltlunchbox.com. The Washington remake ofchef Bryan Voltaggio’s defunct Frederick restaurantoffers specialties including the Southern Banh Miwith crispy chicken and pickled vegetables, andB’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 offeredalongside short ribs with grits for main courses.
Voted “Best Restaurant in Upper Northwest D.C.” by
Bethesda Magazine readers in 2018.
❂ R D $$
MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY
5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-5500,
maggianos.com. The restaurant features old-style Italian fare that’s a favorite for large groupsand private celebrations. Check out the signatureflatbreads and specialty pastas, including lobstercarbonara. J R L D $$
MASALA ART (EDITORS’ PICK)
4441-B Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-362-4441,
masalaartdc.com. Here is fine Indian dining featuringtandoor-oven specialties and masterful Indianspicing. Start off by choosing from a selection of ninebreads and 17 appetizers. L D $$
4866 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-733-5789,
milliesdc.com. This eatery in the Spring Valleyneighborhood may be from up north—it’s the secondlocation of a popular Nantucket restaurant—but itsflavors are distinctly south-of-the-border. The menuoffers coastal takes on tacos, quesadillas and saladsthat are as summery as the bright, nautical décor ofthe dining room. ❂ J R L D $$
5510 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-7600,
parthenon-restaurant.com. This is a neighborhoodeatery taken up a couple notches, with an extensivemenu 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,
petesapizza.com. See Silver Spring listing.
❂ J L D n
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