RIO GRANDE CAFÉ
231 Rio Blvd., 240-632-2150, www.unclejulios.com.
See Bethesda listing under Uncle Julio’s.
;;J R L D $$
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
106 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 301-990-
1926, www.ruthschris.com. See Bethesda listing.
SARDI’S POLLO A LA BRASA
430 N. Frederick Ave., 301-977-3222, www.sardis
chicken.com. Yes, there’s charbroiled chicken, but
don’t miss the other Peruvian specialties, especially
the ceviche and Salchipapas, a true Peruvian street
food of thinly sliced pan-fried beef hotdogs mixed
with french fries and served with condiments.
L D $
106 Market St., 301-947-4007, www.tandoori
nightsmd.com. See Bethesda listing. ; L D $
9811 Washingtonian Blvd., L- 9, 301-947-8330,
www.tarathai.com. See Bethesda listing
; L D $$
220 Ellington Blvd. (Downtown Crown), 301-990-
0600, www.tedsbulletin.com. First Maryland location of the modern diner chainlet from the folks at
Matchbox Food Group. Boozy milkshakes, homemade pop tarts and the Cinnamon Roll As Big As Ya
Head (served weekends only) are among the specialties. ; J R L D $$
TED’S MONTANA GRILL
105 Ellington Blvd. (Downtown Crown), 301-330-
0777, tedsmontanagrill.com. First Maryland location of billionaire and bison rancher Ted Turner’s restaurant chain, which uses bison as the showpiece in
a humongous selection of dishes, including burgers,
meatloaf, nachos and chili. Soups, salads, American classics and spiked milkshakes also available
at this saloon-style eatery. ; J L D $$
657 Center Point Way, 301-990-3699, www.thai
taniumrestaurant.com. Authentic Thai food laced
with lots of chilies and garlic as hot as you like. Try
one of the Thai street food dishes, such as roasted pork with Thai herbed sweet sauce and noodle
soups. ; J L D $
VASILIS MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
353 Main St., 301-977-1011, www.vasilisgrill.com.
With soaring white pillars and a spate of inviting
outdoor tables, this Greek restaurant serves the
usual souvlaki and gyros as well as more interesting
dishes such as grilled branzini (sea bass) and lamb
chops. ; J L D $
THE WINE HARVEST, THE KENTLANDS
114 Market St., 301-869-4008, www.thewine
harvest.com. Stop by this popular Cheers-like wine
bar locally owned by the Meyrowitz family for a glass
of wine or a Belgian beer. The menu includes salads, sandwiches and cheese plates. ; L D $
328 Main St., 301-963-0001. A no-nonsense neighborhood sushi place with bright ;sh tanks, it offers
the familiar sushi, teriyaki, tempura dishes, plus
seaweed salad, soup, green tea and red bean ice
cream. L D $
ZIKI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE
10009 Fields Road, 301-330-3868, www.zikisteak
house.com. This large steak house on a busy corner
charms patrons with its fountains, stone Buddhas
and geisha mannequins. Food offerings include sushi, as well as meats cooked on a tableside hibachi.
J L D $$
1093 Seven Locks Road, 301-545-0966, www.amici
mieiristorante.com. Chef Davide Megna and manag-er/partner Roberto Deias have created an upscale
Italian neighborhood gathering place, with wood-;red
pizzas, homemade pastas and creative salads.
; R L D $$
7913 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping Center
& Mall), 301-765-3354, cabinjohn.attmansdeli.com.
This landmark Baltimore deli has run a second location in Potomac since 2013. The menu offers the
same legendary corned beef, pastrami and other
deli specialties. Third-generation owner Marc Att-man is at the helm. J B L D $
BROOKLYN’S DELI & CATERING
1089 Seven Locks Road, 301-340-3354, www.
brooklynsdelimd.com. From chopped liver to chicken
soup, Brooklyn’s serves all the deli specialties, plus
more. Think hot pastrami with cole slaw and Russian dressing on pumpernickel. ; J B L D $
12525-D Park Potomac Ave., 301-838-4010, www.
elevationburger.com. Fast-food burgers go organic
and grass-fed at this Northern Virginia-founded
chain. Veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, grilled
cheese and a BLT available, too. Shake ;avors
range from banana to key lime and cheesecake.
; L D $
7745 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping Center
& Mall), 301-296-6168, www.gregoriostrattoria.com.
Proprietor Greg Kahn aims to make everyone feel at
home at this family-owned restaurant serving a hit
parade of traditional Italian favorites, with all the familiar pasta, pizza, chicken, veal and seafood dishes; the gluten-free menu offers pizza, cheese ravioli
and quinoa pastas. J L D $$
THE GRILLED OYSTER CO. (EDITORS’ PICK)
7943 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping
Center & Mall), 301-299-9888, www.thegrilled
oystercompany.com. This Chesapeake-style seafood
eatery features small plates, salads, sandwiches
and entrées. Named “Best New Restaurant” by
Bethesda Magazine readers in 2014.
; J R L D $$
HUNTER’S BAR AND GRILL
10123 River Road, 301-299-9300, www.thehunters
inn.com. At this Potomac institution and popular
English hunt-themed spot, try a big salad or hamburger for lunch and a traditional pasta dish or ;let
mignon for dinner with the family. ; J R L D $$
LAHINCH TAVERN AND GRILL
7747 Tuckerman Lane (Cabin John Shopping Center
& Mall), 240-499-8922, www.lahinchtavernand
grill.com. The menu of this sister restaurant to The
Irish Inn at Glen Echo commingles Irish standards
(traditional sausage roll, shepherd’s pie, bangers
and mash, lamb stew) with global fare, such as An-
dalusian gazpacho, eggplant Bolognese, and Dijon
mustard and green peppercorn steak. Lahinch is a
coastal town in Ireland’s County Clare.
J R L D $$$
LOCK 72 KITCHEN & BAR (EDITORS’ PICK)
10128 River Road, 301-299-0481, lock72.com.
Well-known chef Robert Wiedmaier’s RW Restaurant Group runs this upscale American pub (
formerly called River Falls Tavern). Entrées include crab
cakes, ;sh tacos, grilled bronzino, a New York strip
steak and steak frites. ; R L D $$
MIX BAR AND GRILLE
9812 Falls Road, 301-299-3000, www.mixbarand
grille.com. This casual spot serves charcuterie and
cheese plates, brick-oven ;atbreads and other light
fare. The space is modern and hip, with tall, white
banquettes, Plexiglas chairs, ;ve big-screen TVs,
and a 20-seat bar. Look for lots of wines by the
glass and beers on tap. L D $$
MOCO’S FOUNDING FARMERS
12505 Park Potomac Ave., 301-340-8783, www.we
arefoundingfarmers.com. Farm-inspired fare in a
modern and casual setting; this is the sister restaurant to the phenomenally popular downtown
D.C. Founding Farmers. Bethesda Magazine readers
chose it as “Best Restaurant in Montgomery County” and for “Most Inventive Cocktails” in 2015. Try
the warm cookies for dessert. ; B R L D $$
NORMANDIE FARM RESTAURANT
10710 Falls Road, 301-983-8838, www.popovers.
com. This ;ne-dining French restaurant, open since
1931, strives to preserve its classical heritage while
embracing new traditions. Dinner entrées run from
seafood to beef and lamb. The restaurant offers
quick service, a casual café option and a violinist at
afternoon tea. ; J R L D $$
1073 Seven Locks Road, 301-251-6355, www.
odonnellsmarket.com. This market, from the family that ran O’Donnell’s restaurants in Montgomery County for decades, features a 10-seat bar for
lunch and happy hour (11: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m.).
The menu includes a raw bar, salads and many
O’Donnell’s classics, among them a lump-;lled crab
cake sandwich, salmon BLT, seafood bisque and
crab gumbo. ; L $
OLD ANGLER’S INN
10801 MacArthur Blvd., 301-365-2425, www.old
anglersinn.com. Open since 1860 and known for
its re;ned American food and beautiful ;replaces
and grounds, it features live music on weekends.
Signature cocktails include hard cider sangria and a
pumpkin pie martini. ; R L D $$$
9812 Falls Road, 301-299-7700, www.potomac
pizza.com. See Chevy Chase listing. J L D $
RENATO’S AT RIVER FALLS
10120 River Road, 301-365-1900. The Italian restaurant offers ;sh dishes among its menu of pastas
and classics such as osso bucco and linguini with
clams and eggplant parmigiana. Traditional Italian
desserts include tiramisu, pro;teroles and cannolis.
; J L D $$
12505 Park Potomac Ave., 240-386-8080, www.eat
sugo.com. The Greek guys who own Cava Mezze
and Cava Mezze Grill partner with Mamma Lucia restaurants to serve Italian small plates, meatballs,
sliders, pizza and pasta. Chef specialities include
blue crab gnocchi and charred octopus.
; R L D $$