hip bar, courtesy of chef Robert Wiedmaier’s RW
Restaurant Group. Delightfully dated décor includes
lava lamps and photos of late great rock stars.
The menu is divided into hearty dishes (villain) and
vegetarian options (saint). ❂ R L D $$
4924 St. Elmo Ave., 301-652-8000, vukpinball.
com. VÜK owner (and MOM’S Organic Market CEO)
Scott Nash consulted restaurateur Mark Bucher
for the only thing offered on the short menu of his
Bethesda pinball arcade other than Trickling Springs
Creamery’s soft-serve ice cream: thin-crust New
York-style pizza and thick-crust Sicilian pizza sold
by the slice or as whole pies: cheese, sausage,
pepperoni and mushroom/onion. L D $
WILDWOOD ITALIAN CUISINE
10257 Old Georgetown Road (Wildwood Shopping
Center), 301-493-9230, wildwooditaliancuisine.
com. The eatery, owned by the adjacent Oakville
Grille & Wine Bar, serves up thick-crusted Sicilian-style pizza, pasta and entrées in a casual
atmosphere. ❂ L D $$
WILDWOOD KITCHEN (EDITORS’ PICK)
10223 Old Georgetown Road (Wildwood Shopping
Center), 301-571-1700, wildwoodkitchenrw.com.
Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s attractive neighborhood
bistro serving fresh and light modern cuisine.
Entrées range from Amish chicken with a scallion
potato cake to grilled Atlantic salmon with creamy
polenta. L D $$
WOODMONT GRILL (EDITORS’ PICK)
7715 Woodmont Ave., 301-656-9755, hillstone.
com. Part of the Houston’s chain, the eatery
offers such classics as spinach-and-artichoke dip
and its famous burgers, but also house-baked
breads, more exotic dishes, live jazz and a granite
bar. Voted “Best Restaurant Service” by Bethesda
Magazine readers in 2018. ❂ L D $$$
WORLD OF BEER
7200 Wisconsin Ave., 240-389-9317, worldofbeer.
com. Craft beer-focused tavern chain offers 50
brews on tap rotating daily and hundreds of
bottled options. Food is classic pub fare, including
hamburgers, wings and bratwurst sandwiches, as
well as flatbreads and salads. ❂ J R L D $
7345-B Wisconsin Ave., 301-656-5234, yuzu
bethesda.com. Diners will find authentic Japanese
dishes, including sushi, sashimi and cooked
tofu, vegetable, tempura, meat and fish dishes,
prepared by sushi chef and owner Yoshihisa Ota.
L D $$
7945 MacArthur Blvd., 301-229-0900,
fishtacoonline.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ J L D $
SAL’S ITALIAN KITCHEN (EDITORS’ PICK)
7945 MacArthur Blvd., 240-802-2370, salsitalian
kitchen.net. Persimmon and Wild Tomato owners
Damian and Stephanie Salvatore replaced their
Asian concept Indigo House with a return to
their roots. Find traditional Italian fare, such as
bruschetta, risotto balls, Caprese salad, meatball
subs, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken cacciatore and
shrimp scampi. ❂ L D $$
WILD TOMATO (EDITORS’ PICK)
7945 MacArthur Blvd., 301-229-0680,
wildtomatorestaurant.com. A family-friendly
neighborhood restaurant from Persimmon owners
Damian and Stephanie Salvatore, serving salads,
sandwiches and pizza. Voted “Best Neighborhood
Restaurant” by Bethesda Magazine readers in
2017. ❂ J L D $
ALFIO’S LA TRATTORIA
4515 Willard Ave., 301-657-9133, alfios.com.
This Northern Italian classic on the first floor of
The Willoughby of Chevy Chase Condominium has
been feeding families and casual diners for more
than 30 years. Look for traditional pasta, veal and
chicken dishes (plus pizza), served in an Old World
environment. J L D $$
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
5310 Western Ave., 301-718-7812, capitalgrille.
com. The upscale steak-house chain, known for its
He-Man-sized portions and extensive wine list, is
located in The Shops at Wisconsin Place.Entrées
also include chicken, lamb chops, salmon and
lobster. L D $$$$
5441 Wisconsin Ave., 301-951-9600, clydes.
com. The popular restaurant features a frequently
changing menu of American favorites and a
collection of vintage airplanes and cars, as well as
a model train running on a track around the ceiling.
❂ J R L D $$
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 fish 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 $
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