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4935 Bar and Kitchen
4935 Bar and Kitchen
  • Address:
    4935 Cordell Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Neighborhood:
    Bethesda / Chevy Chase
  • Cuisine:
    French / Indian
    Price: $30 and under

4935 Bar and Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.4935barandkitchen.com
  • Phone: (301) 951-4935
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER -Tuesday - Saturday, 4pm to 10pm

    HAPPY HOUR - Tuesday - Friday, 4pm to 7pm

    LATE NIGHTS - Friday & Saturday 10pm to 3am

    Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French / Indian, Indian
  • Executive Chef: Ashish Alfred
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer special catering menus for all private events, including weddings, Mitzvahs, anniversary or birthday parties, as well as breakfast and lunch menus for business meetings.

    Please contact events@4935barandkitchen.com for more information or visit our Private Dining page.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Loft at 4935 is available for private events. We are the perfect venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, mitzvahs, anniversary and birthday celebrations or any special occasion that requires a unique venue with a fabulous menu.

    We are also available for all day meetings and corporate functions.

    Please contact events@4935barandkitchen.com for more information or visit our Private Dining page.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Georgetown Road
  • Public Transit:
    We are located within walking distance from the Bethesda Metro Stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details:
    Free parking in public garage on Saturday and Sunday.

    Garage is located directly across the street from the restaurant.

    Roadside meter parking, also free on Sunday
A word from 4935 Bar and Kitchen
Casual dining with a trendy atmosphere and creative menu

Catering private events to accommodate up to 300 guests



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Diner Reviews
  • "We eat out in Bethesda a lot. 4935 had been around since January and we just got around to trying it, with uncertain expectations. Walking in, a bit put off. Stylish clubby vibe and frankly annoying music. Is this for us? Hang in there, the food is terrific and the presentations elegant. Chef Alfred makes Indian-French fusion work. Every dish succeeded, from shaved asparagus, spinach garbanzo salad, through rockfish, scallops, to pistachio cheesecake and coconut sorbet. The five-dal soup was a totally unexpected pleasure. We were impressed with the overall attention to detail. The music faded into the background. Service was slow, as others have noted, but we will cut some slack due to severe understaffing the night we were there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I was surprised that there were so few people in the restaurant, and even more so after we tried the food. Inspired by indian spices the food was superb, the staff friendly and attentive. I recommend the lamb shank in particularly as it just fell off the bone. The flaming banana pudding was also a delight."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Went to three restaurants during Restaurant Week. The other two (Grapeseed, up the street, and Ardeo-Bardeo, Cleveland Park) were both fine. But the food at 4935 was fantastic. We each had the best lamb shank ever (melting off the bone, interesting sauce) and shared a great samosa appetizer (crispy goodness in, again, a wonderful sauce, elegantly combining East and West). The spinach salad had a great, interesting dressing that saved it from being mundane. Excellent wine by the glass. We'd like to explore the menu more. The only problem - it's a weird setting: it really feels like a bar, and not in a good way (sort of like eating in a bar after it's closed): too dark, feels like the strobe light will be turned on at any moment."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food but excruciatingly slow service. Two and a half hours for appetizers and and entrees. And the restaurant wasn't even half full."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "very innovative menu the pork wings were almost a meal. All well prepared and delicious! Probably need to go soon as once this is found it will be hard to get into."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First time at 4938 7:30 Friday night. Place almost empty. Prompt service and very helpful waitress (?Dyna). We asked about the chef, so he came to chat! Really great food. We had the appetizers: Very tasty naan, excellent, generous portion tandoori chicken tacos (2-per serving), excellent beef sliders (3), awesome pork wings (3), really good Dahl soup. We were so full after this, we did not order a main course. Only distraction was the very loud music from the bar area. Would definitely go back for more food tastings."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I ordered the duck, my mother ordered the lamb shank. My husband had the sliders and tuna tartare. What a delicious evening!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food--Really loved the way Chef Alfred spices his dishes, which is more aggressive than many restaurants around here. I had scallops on spicy jalapeno quinoa. It was excellent. My only concern is that the restaurant was empty on a Saturday night albeit in the summer. I hope others give it a try and he can make a go of it."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This chef is talented and his food is truly unique - something very hard to find these days in Bethesda. I could eat here every day and look forward to returning soon! Don't miss the chance to taste this food!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were thoroughly impressed by the food at this new Bethesda restaurant. Very nice decor and ambience, too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Came for Saturday night dinner and had a great experience. Service was wonderful. Not very crowded. Taco appetizer was delicious! Samosa was tasty but way too small. Cucumber splash was the perfect summer cocktail! We will be back for the live music."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My family (including two teenagers) thoroughly enjoyed our meals and experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Interesting fusion of Indian and European/American. Had the Five Dahl Soup - excellent; the Tandoori Chicken Tacos - very good: the Duck Samosas - very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved the indian fusion - especially the curry pasta special. My only criticism would be that the duck with pomegranate glaze and lentils was supposed to be with crispy brussel sprouts - they weren't crispy, just undercooked. Also, the lentils were cooked with bacon which was not noted on the menu. I do not eat bacon and would not have ordered if I knew that. The samosa appetizer and naan were very good. I would have liked more options for dessert (there were just two). But, overall this was an interesting menu, good flavors, and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "No one was in the restaurant when we showed up. We stood at the door waiting for a hostess to come greet us and take our reservation. We stood there for 15 minutes. Finally the bartender/waitress came and sat us. It only appeared that 3 people worked there. 1 bartender/waitress, 1 runner, and 1 chef. It took a long time to get our food and drinks. The food was not worth the wait. The place has great potential, but they are lacking on the execution."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed our evening at 4935 Bar and Kitchen. The bartender was great - very friendly, helpful with the cocktail orders and then she checked back to see how I liked my choice. We really liked the chicken tacos on the starter menu. We both chose the chef's special pasta as our entree. It was supposed to be seafood linguine with a curry cream sauce, but the pasta looked more like thin spaghetti with a small amount of rather bland sauce. It was topped with 3 medium shrimp and some tasty mussels. In my opinion, it was not worth the $18 charge. We liked the style of the restaurant, the really nice bartender and we hope to go back for lunch or maybe for happy hour to try some of their other starters and another tasty cocktail."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was very good, great presentation, very well prepared, interesting and creative. Service was excellent and made us feel special."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great menu, delicious food. We moved here about a year ago and been on a hunt for "go to"restaurants. This will be added to our list. Enjoyed meeting the owner/ cook! Hope more people discover it."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We recently had a very tasty dinner here. The chef himself came out to see how things had gone, which was a nice surprise. The service was a bit slow, but the food definitely made up for it. The ambiance still needs a little work, but the restaurant is still fairly new, so I consider that a minor drawback. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The chef/owner has some good ideas, and is importing some NY feel to the DC area. We went on a weeknight and there were only a few tables occupied. Hope business picks up because it would probably be more fun if it was crowded. But the food was good, spicy and fresh. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We went for Mother's Day My daughter ate more than I've ever seen. The staff was friendly (except for an older hostess) and it was a really enjoyable experience. Thanks"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Was there for mother's day brunch. The food was ok but desert was straight out of Costco and Sam's club and that was disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "we were so happy at your brunch, the food was amazing and the kids had great choices. It was reasonably priced which really made a difference when you have kids with you. We'll be coming back soon for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "4935 Bar and Kitchen turns out great drinks and outstanding food. The presentation of the dishes was striking. My duck breast with sweet potato was so good I didn't get to eat a lot of it - my family dug in across the table with eager spoons.. not that their dishes (seared scallops on cilantro quinoa and Indian-flavored pork chops) didn't disappear quickly, too. The Indian-American fusion style results in something more than a combination of the two, something unique. We'll be back. Our server was warm and helpful."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Restaurant was empty for a Sat night in Bethesda. We were 1 of 7 tables. 1 waiter for all tables so service was slow. 2 managers helping, not effectively. At one point, both managers & the waiter were standing around chatting while I had to raise my arm in the air to get someone's attention. Ordered a wine from the menu - waiter put the order in, we heard the bartender say "what the F is that?" Aside from the bad language, the bartender should know their wines especially since they had a very small selection. My food was not cooked properly and was sent back, it came back dry so I never ate it. Should have taken it off of bill. they were out of the 3 of the menu items. Much room for improvement. beautiful space & great hostess."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Blend of Indian favors produces very tasty dishes and decor and service add to enjoyable dinner. Will go back sooner than many places."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed the pork chop and tuna tartar. Oysters were excellent. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "New restaurant with no atmosphere. Expensive and spare, we went on Saturday night and it was nearly empty. Noise level quiet because no he was there. Skip dessert. Perhaps choose another restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "If looking for booze and associated contacts, this place is all yours. Starting in the afternoon until late night. As such this new spot may fill a void in the area south of NIH campus. The cocktail glass was large and spiritually forceful, which is usually most appreciated, unless you plan driving after the dinner with one drink. The Indian infused fusion food is good yet optional, and more affordable nearby."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I just went there the week before and loved it. The service was not good, the only food that was good were the oysters. My friends entree was not well prepared We had a bit of a tussle about the bill which was resolved."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Good and interesting cuisine -- modern bistro food with heavy Indian influence. For example, the menu features samosas and sliders side by side. A little odd, but it works. We had an excellent lamb shank -- very traditional, and the "pasta of the day" which was angel hair, shrimp and mussels in a curry marinara sauce. The complimentary pesto naan was incredibly good. Very hip décor, good service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "yes, with a but. service perhaps a bit too rushed. shaved asparagus and fennel salad lovely, but prepared with too much dressing --but when i ordered, i asked and they said dirzzled. I ate it but should have definitely been served on the side. salmon cooked perfectly but risotto [cooked well was a bit too lemony--and i love lemon-- and too much compared to ratio with spinach and sundried tomatoes. apple crisp--not really --apples, oats and puff pastry--odd- and too hot from the microwave; we waited, thankfully ice cream didnt melt."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Menu was limited, but all the dishes we ordered were great. Fresh naan were better than I ever had. Tandoori corn will bring me back there soon. The seafood pasta was amazing. Service was a little slow."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant Friday night. The food is phenomenal. A true treat for the senses! Very generous portions and everything we ordered was amazing with tons of flavor! The service was very polite and helpful but just seemed a little unorganized. We were taken well care of but it just seemed like too many people doing different things that just our waiter could have handled."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A bar? A restaurant? Indian? American? French? Can't call it eclectic; more like, an eating and drinking establishment with an identity crisis."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Service was mostly attentive but forgot about drinks; the mussels, fresh bread and mozzarella were very good. Unfortunately the atmosphere leaves you wondering if you're eating dinner in a room that will later be used as a nightclub, which feels strange. While the food quality was nice, the ambiance took this one off our list for a repeat visit."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I was looking for a place not far from the Metro, since I ride the Metro. Also needed a place where parking was convenient for other guests I was meeting. This restaurant met those requirements. I do not know what the crowd is like during the weekend, but the place was quiet on the Wednesday night I was there. The food was good to very good; good service, and curteous staff. I will go again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I met a friend of mine there the other night, I had walked by the restaurant and saw the sign re. Happy hour 4-7 and $1 oysters. Because I LOVE oysters I suggested me meet there. The oysters were DIVINE and large. We each had 12 a couple of drinks and split the lamp main course. The lamb was fabulous. The service was wonderful. Please go there. We were concerned because it was a Tues night and the restaurant was almost empty and we don't want it to close. Apparently the upstairs is a large room for events and they are very busy...;. I am returning there next week with another friend. It may be busy on weekends, I dunno. They really have not done much advertising so I am trying to right now."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We decided to try a new place for our anniversary - a risky choice but we were rewarded by finding 4935. The cuisine had an Indian influence, but not overpoweringly so. We started with a veg. samosa. The presentation was excellent - a small pouch-looking pastry, and a very flavorful sauce underneath. We then tried the Tandoor Taco - also a winner. Indian butter chicken and peppers in the tortilla. We then had rack of lamb and the portabella muchroom and quinoa entrees. Again, both very tasty. Topping off the food was a very attentive service staff and a nice decor inside, as well as a wonderful chocolate mousse treat at the end. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a fairly new place. The food was very good, the service was excellent and the experience overall was pretty good. I would say the biggest issue for me is that while they used high end finishes some aspects of the design, it really looks unfinished and awkward. To me, it was a big distraction from the meal itself which was very good. So I would simply recommend a designer to get this place where it can easily be."
    Dined on 3/29/2014