bulgogi, bibimbap and scallion seafood pancakes.
L D $
800 Pleasant Drive, Suite 160, 240-474-5461,
botanerorockville.com. Located in the King Farm
neighborhood, this small plates restaurant and
wine bar features cuisine that changes seasonally.
Some recent offerings include a ;g and prosciutto
;atbread and quinoa grilled salmon. B L D $
12037 Rockville Pike (Montrose Crossing), 240-
235-0627; 28 Upper Rock Circle, 301-200-5530;
cava.com. See Bethesda listing. ;;L D $
CAVA MEZZE (EDITORS’ PICK)
9713 Traville Gateway Drive, 301-309-9090,
cavamezze.com. The dark and elegant CAVA Mezze
offers small plates of everything from fried Greek
cheese, octopus and orzo in cinnamon tomato
sauce to crispy pork belly and macaroni and
cheese. There are martini specials, too. ; R L
755 Hungerford Drive, 301-294-0808. Extensive
Chinese menu features many familiar favorites, but
this is the place to go for dumplings. With tender
dough wrappers and chock-full interiors, these
beauties come 12 to an order and with 16 different
;lling choices. Fresh, uncooked dumplings are also
available for carryout. L D $
12266 Rockville Pike (Federal Plaza), 301-603-
2941, chuys.com. Drawing inspiration from New
Mexico, Mexican border towns, the Rio Grande
Valley and Texas’s deep south, Chuy’s is part of
a family-friendly chain that serves up a Tex-Mex
experience. Colorful food meets colorful décor,
where “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one
Chuy’s” rings true—eclectic collectibles give each
location its own ;air. Free chips are served out of a
car trunk display. L D J $
CITY PERCH KITCHEN + BAR
11830 Grand Park Ave. (Pike & Rose), 301-231-
2310, cityperch.com. Located above the entrance
to the iPic Theaters at Pike & Rose, City Perch
offers creative, seasonal American cuisine in a
rustic, inviting space. The menu includes raw-bar
selections, small plates, shareable salads and
entrée options such as grilled shrimp and Long
Island duck. ; R L D $$$
THE CUBAN CORNER
825 Hungerford Drive, 301-279-0310,
cubancornerrestaurant.com. Pork and empanadas
shine at this small space brimming with ethnic pride
(there’s a tribute wall to famous Cuban-Americans).
Don’t skip the Cuban coffee or the Cuban sandwich,
a sub bursting with ham, pickles and tangy mustard.
L D $
1020 Rockville Pike, 301-298-3650, csnypizza.
wixisite.com/sneaksite. Carry out a New York-style
pizza from this spot by the owners of Pizza CS. Their
second Rockville location also offers six seats for
guests to dine in, and serves whole pies, hot subs
and pizza by the slice. L $
DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE
11800 Grand Park Ave. (Pike & Rose), 301-881-
0308, delfriscosgrille.com. This is the Texas-
based chain’s second location in the area. Look for
upscale takes on American comfort foods, such as
;let mignon meatloaf and short rib stroganoff, plus
trendy items such as kale and Brussels sprouts
salad, deviled eggs, ;atbreads and ahi tuna tacos.
Plenty of burgers, sandwiches and salads, too.
; R L D $$
2206 Veirs Mill Road, 301-309-1608,
donpollogroup.com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
EAST PEARL RESTAURANT
838-B Rockville Pike, 301-838-8663, eastpearl
restaurant.com. Choose from many options of Hong
Kong cuisine, including familiar dishes featuring
chicken, beef, poultry, pork and even duck, as well
as those for adventurous tastes. Try the soups
ranging from egg drop to seafood with bean curd.
L D $
EL MARIACHI RESTAURANT
765-D Rockville Pike, 301-738-7177, elmariachi
rockville.com. Serving Tex-Mex and South American
food in a bright, pleasant space made lively with
colorful art. In addition to the usual enchiladas,
tacos and burritos, look for Peruvian seafood and
Cuban beef specialties. L D $
5240 Randolph Road, 301-231-9225. This bustling
café with pretty green umbrellas on the patio serves
up the traditional meat-heavy dishes of Argentina,
as well as pizzas and freshly made baked goods.
Look for mouth-watering empanadas, beef tongue
and sausage specialties. ; J B L D $
FAR EAST RESTAURANT
5055 Nicholson Lane, 301-881-5552,
fareastrockvillemd.com. Owned and operated by
the same family since 1974, this classic Chinese
restaurant greets customers with two royal stone
lions out front and sticks to the familiar Chinese-American basics. Check out the daily specials and
dim sum menu. L D $$
FINNEGAN’S WAKE IRISH PUB
100 Gibbs St. (Rockville Town Square), 301-339-
8267, ; nneganswakerockville.com. Irish pub with a
nice selection of bourbons, whiskeys and Irish beers
and a very limited bar menu offering such fare as
bangers and mash, poutine (french fries, gravy and
cheese curds), a chicken club sandwich, ;sh and
chips, wings and a burger. L D $
FLOR DE LUNA
11417 Woodglen Drive, 240-242-4066, ;ordeluna
md.com. Latin American fare includes tamales
and lomo saltado (a stir-fry of beef and peppers) at
this 75-seat restaurant near Whole Foods Market.
Tacos, nachos and quesadillas are also in the
lineup. Finish off your meal with the tres leches
(three milks) cake. ; J R L D $$
801 Pleasant Drive, 301-947-5400, fontinagrille.
com. A trendy spot with its curvy maple bar and
wood-burning pizza oven, Fontina Grille is a favorite
gathering place for the King Farm neighborhood.
Pizza, pasta and salads are the main attractions.
Three-dollar pasta dishes available on Monday
nights and half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays.
; J R L D $$
200-A E. Middle Lane (Rockville Town Square), 301-
340-7159, gordonbiersch.com/restaurants. The
national brewpub chain prides itself on house beers
and friendly service. The shiny bar is boisterous,
and the menu includes bar favorites with some
barbecue and Asian touches, small plates, salads,
pizza and ;atbreads. J L D $$
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