THE CAPITAL GRILLE
5310 Western Ave., 301-718-7812, capitalgrille.
com. The upscale steak-house chain, known for its
He-Man-sized portions and extensive wine list, is
located in The Shops at Wisconsin Place.Entrées
also include chicken, lamb chops, salmon and
lobster. L D $$$$
5441 Wisconsin Ave., 301-951-9600, clydes.
com. The popular restaurant features a frequently
changing menu of American favorites and a
collection of vintage airplanes and cars, as well as
a model train running on a track around the ceiling.
; J R L D $$
7007 Wisconsin Ave., 301-652-0001,
donpolloonline.com. See Bethesda listing. ;L D $
LA FERME (EDITORS’ PICK)
7101 Brookville Road, 301-986-5255, laferme
restaurant.com. This charming Provence-style
restaurant serving classic French cuisine is a
popular choice for an intimate dinner. Cognac
Le Bar at La Ferme, a bar within the restaurant,
opened in fall 2016. The bar serves small plates,
and cocktails include the French 75, with cognac,
simple syrup, lemon juice and champagne. Voted
“Best Romantic Restaurant” by Bethesda Magazine
readers in 2018. ; R L D $$$
LIA'S (EDITORS’ PICK)
4435 Willard Ave., 240-223-5427, chefgeoff.com.
Owner Geoff Tracy focuses on high-quality, low-fuss
modern Italian-American fare at this modern space
with a wine room. Pizzas, house-made pastas and
fresh ;sh please business lunchers and dinner
crowds. Voted “Best Restaurant in Chevy Chase”
by Bethesda Magazine readers in 2017.
; J R L D $
MANOLI CANOLI RESTAURANT
8540 Connecticut Ave., 301-951-1818,
manolicanoli.com. Italian and Greek specialties
abound at a fun family eatery that features a large
prepared foods section, dishes made with olive
oil from owner Stavros Manolakos’ family farm in
Greece and homemade mozzarella on pizza and
subs. ; J L D $
4457 Willard Ave., 301-652-9882, meiwah
restaurant.com. This modern restaurant on the
second ;oor of a Friendship Heights of;ce building
offers top-quality Chinese dishes that are hard to
beat. There’s also a sushi bar with an extensive
menu. A fountain sparkles on the outdoor patio.
; L D $$
MOBY DICK HOUSE OF KABOB
7023 Wisconsin Ave., 301-654-1838, mobyskabob.
com. This kabob takeout/eat-in mainstay was one
of the ;rst kabob places in the area. It makes its
own pita bread. The menu includes a variety of
salads and vegetarian sandwiches and platters.
L D $
PERSIMMON (EDITORS’ PICK)
7003 Wisconsin Ave., 301-654-9860, persimmon
restaurant.com. Owners Damian and Stephanie
Salvatore’s popular restaurant offers casual fare
from salads to sandwiches to meat and seafood
entrées in a bistro setting featuring a lively bar, cozy
booths and bright paintings on the walls.
; R L D $$
19 Wisconsin Circle, 301-951-1127, potomac
pizza.com. This cheery, casual dining room provides
a break from the ultra-posh shopping surrounding
it. In addition to pizza, subs and pastas are popular.
Beer and wine available. ;;J L D $
SUSHIKO (EDITORS’ PICK)
5455 Wisconsin Ave., 301-961-1644, sushiko
restaurants.com. Known as one of the Washington,
D.C., area’s most respected sushi restaurants,
Sushiko offers a wide range of sushi and other
dishes. Kōbō, a restaurant within the restaurant,
allows eight people to dine on 12- to 15-course
tasting menus. ; L D $$
8401 Connecticut Ave., 301-652-8684, tavira
restaurant.com. Fish stews and several versions
of bacalhau (salted cod) ;gure prominently on the
menu of this intriguing Portuguese restaurant, which
manages to be charming and attractive despite its
location in an of;ce building basement. L;D $$
BLACK MARKET BISTRO (EDITORS’ PICK)
4600 Waverly Ave., 301-933-3000, blackmarket
restaurant.com. Sublime American bistro fare
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