THE SOCIETY LOUNGE
8229 Georgia Ave., 301-565-8864, www.societyss.
com. A sleek and modern atmosphere catering to
a nightlife crowd, Society offers fare with a Caribbean accent. Check out the rooftop seating and
daily drink specials, which include $25 beer buckets. ❂ L (weekends only) D $$
URBAN BAR-B-QUE COMPAN Y
10163 New Hampshire Ave., 301-434-7427, ur
banbbqco.com. See Rockville listing. L D $
URBAN BU TCHER (Editors’ Pick)
8226 Georgia Ave., 301-585-5800, www.urban
butcher.com. Hip, eclectic setting is the backdrop
for this New Age steak house, with its home-cured
salamis, sausages and other charcuterie, plus
meat dishes made from local animals of yesteryear breeds. There’s a lounge, bar, meat curing
room, retail counter and dining area. R D $$
949 Bonifant St. , 301-585-4100, www.theurban
winery.com. Silver Spring residents Damon and
Georgia Callis open the first and only urban winery in the Mid-Atlantic area. Tasting facility offers
craft wines made with local and international
grapes, and customers can even create their own
wines (by appointment). Light menu includes
artisan cheese, charcuterie and smoked seafood
platters, plus Greek mezze. D $
3830 International Drive (Leisure World Plaza),
301-598-6868, vegetablegarden.com. The popular
vegan, vegetarian and macrobiotic Asian restaurant
features a wide variety of eggplant and asparagus
dishes, plus vegetarian “beef,” and “chicken” dishes
often made with soy and wheat gluten. L D $$
VICINO RISTORANTE ITALIANO
959 Sligo Ave. , 301-588-3372, vicinoitaliano.
com. A favorite neighborhood red-sauce joint
that hasn’t changed in decades, Vicino features
some fine seafood choices in addition to classic
pasta dishes. Families are welcome. ❂ L D $ $
THE WOODSIDE DELI
9329 Georgia Ave., 301-589-7055, www.the
woodsidedeli.com. See Rockville listing.
J B L D $
UPPER NW D.C.
AGGIO (Editors’ Pick)
5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW (Chevy Chase Pavilion),
202-803-8020, www.volt-aggio.com. Located in the former private party room at Range,
this formal and sophisticated space is chef
Bryan Voltaggio’s “restaurant within a restaurant.” Look for modern takes on Italian standbys
like steak Florentine and inventive combinations such as lentils with charred octopus and
sprouted wheat berries. D $$$
AMERICAN CITY DINER
5532 Connecticut Ave. N W, 202-244-1949,
www.americancitydiner.com. Retro diner
complete with blue-plate specials such as
Salisbury steak and stuffed peppers; malts and
egg creams. Diners can catch a classic movie
free with dinner. ❂ J B L D $
5534 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-1555, www.
arucola.com. The restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in a casual setting, with a changing
menu that includes creative treatment of traditional dishes, homemade pasta and pizza from the
wood-burning oven. ❂ L D
5507 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-362-2583, www.
blue44dc.com. The menu features classic American favorites infused with the flavors of Italy and
France, including ratatouille, pork schnitzel and
bouillabaisse. ❂ J R L D $$
BUCK’S FISHING AND CAMPING
5031 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-0777, www.
bucksfishingandcamping.com. Diners can enjoy a
seasonal menu that changes daily, and offers hip
takes on comfort food such as roast chicken (
locally raised) in an artsy-chic setting. D $$$
CAFÉ OF INDIA
4909 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-1395, www.
cafeofindiadc.com. Here’s a cute corner café with
two levels of dining and an extensive menu that
includes vegetarian and tandoori entrées, dosas,
samosas, tikkas, curries and kabobs. ❂ L D $$
CHADS FRIENDSHIP HEIGH TS
5247 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-362-8040, chadsdc.
com. This neighborhood hangout is sometimes
compared to Cheers, but it also offers a full menu
4918 Del Ray Avenue • Bethesda, MD 20814
www.guardados.com • 301.986.4920
Join us for Happy Hour,
Tuesday thru Friday, from 3 to 7 PM.
GUARDADO’S RESTAURANT & CATERING
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Guardado’s
All-You-Can-Eat Tapas, 5 PM to midnight.