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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
  • Email: information@4935barandkitchen.com
  • Phone: (301) 951-4935
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH - Monday thru Friday 11:30am to 3pm

    DINNER - Monday thru Saturday, 4pm to 10:00 pm

    HAPPY HOUR - Monday thru Thursday, 4pm to 7pm
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I went out to lunch with a few colleagues at 4935 Bar and Kitchen on a cold and rainy day. We could not decide what to eat from among the many interesting choices so we shared the sliders and the chicken tacs. The sliders were so amazing that we had to stop talking to concentrate on the food! Three warm brioche buns with juicy, smoky burgers and a luscious mushroom sauce. So good! The chicken taco - a fusion dish featuring tender, juicy chicken topped with what I would call a tikka masala sauce. Perfect. We also loved the warm, fresh tandoori triangles covered with a buttery brush of herbs that fills the bread basket that comes free if charge. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was our first time at this cool spot. We started for happy hour. The drinks were great, and the bartender was very friendly. We moved to the dining area for our reservation, and truly enjoyed our dining experience. Our server was very friendly and helpful in answering my questions regarding my gluten allergy. The food was great. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "4935 has an interesting and inventive Indian-fusion menu, but the main thing missing on this Friday night were customers. The restaurant needs some time for the chef to fully develop the menu and to refine their available dishes. While the the flavors come through, and you can see some signs of creativity in the merging of Western foods with an Indian flavor, but yet there are too many inconsistencies. If they can develop a customer base by growing an inventive menu and giving diners a reason to show up, then I think 4935 can survive a very competitive environment. Otherwise….well, you know."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "So after being blown away a few weeks ago right after they opened, this trip was not as good. Service not as wonderful ( although big difference in the crowd on this night). Oysters were wonderful, bread brought to table amazing, but chicken was dry, scallops were cool. I hope they are just figuring out how to accommodate a larger crowd, but it seems like the quality control went downhill already. I will try again though as the menu is good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is our second time within a month at 4935. It is so nice to go to a restaurant where the food is consistently delicious! We brought two other couples with us and they can't wait to go back. The atmosphere is great and the wait staff goes above and beyond. This is the new hot spot in Bethesda you must go!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were excited to be on a date night and to try our a new restaurant in our neighborhood. The cocktail I had was "eh" quality and a little too sweet. The starters were alright but the maincourse was cold (the lamb shank) and over-seasoned (both the shank and the scallops). The waitress was friendly and helpful didn't know the wine we chose so brought the wrong wine. We would not recommend the restaurant unless the problems were teething ones and the chef pays more attention to his menu."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went to shiny new 4635 not knowing what to expect. It proved to be great food center of Bethesda. Cocktails were nicely done and the menu of house creations yielded very good drinks. From the very best beef sliders (an appetizer) we've ever had to the last drop of excellent coffee, we were impressed and delighted -- reminding us of multi-starred restaurants in NYC. Entrees at our table included scallops, lamb shank and bronzini, each was well prepared and memorable. The chef is quite friendly and we were not surprised to find that his resume included time at Daniel. We'll be back fer shure."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The owner chef is very friendly. Food is good. The waiters need a bit more training. Would go there again for sure."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to 4935 for their happy hour with 1/2 appetizers to try the food out. The appetizers were amazing! I love the dusion of Indian, French, and American cuisines. We ordered the crab samosa, burratta mozzarella, beef sliders, and tandoori chicken tacos (~$20 total). The tacos were my favorite, doused in a spicy Indian butter chicken sauce. My boyfriend loved the beef sliders. The burger meat was so juicy. The other dishes were excellent, too. Whoever is in that kitchen really knows how to cook. The ingredients are fresh, the food is cooked to succulent perfection, and the presentation is outstanding. The service was very good, too. My boyfriend and I will definitely be coming back, and this time for the actual dinner."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food was great, but are waiter seemed unfamiliar with the menu and was also in a hurry to take our plates when we were obviously not done eating."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "we made reservations, as it was prime time. open table had indicated there were no times available until 8:30 but when we walked in, the place was almost empty. From the time we were seated until the bread arrived, it was 55 minutes. the meal took A LOT more time. I left right after eating entre, 2.5 hours after arriving at the restaurant. Other things I might not have noticed started to annoy- wait staff not attentive The food itself was good. Very good. the place had a weird vibe- maybe because it was so empty (5-6 other tables in use at a prime time) or maybe the decor/set-up itself- can't really say. Certainly the chef has great potential. Obviously need wait staff to be more attentive and someone to expedite things in the kitchen."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Nothing special! As a new restaurant they are still working out the kinks. Server was friendly, but the kitchen was slow with our entries and it was 6 PM. For the money, I'd try another resturant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant for a nice evening with the wife for Valentines Day. The food was wonderful, the drinks were great. It was an all in all great experience and I can't wait to come back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Crab Samosa and the meals were great. The Chocolate Torte was also good but the Strawberry Shortcake and the salad were less than sub-par. Overall the food was good. That said, the service was barely there. We wanted 20 minutes to order a drink because when they originally asked we had just sat down. We then waited another 20 minutes and were on the verge of being hangry...on Valentines Day...before we could order. The waiter barely payed attention to us and had to be flagged down for round two of drinks - not to mention he just took plates away without asking. It was clear we weren't important to them since the chef worked parts of the room but decided to skip our table despite awkward eye contact. I'd go back solely for the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "...it paid off. Big chance since it was Valentine's Day and the place had been open only 3 weeks! But the fixed price menu was excellent! The service was a little chaotic - it took 12 minutes after we were seated for someone to come and attend to us - and only because I asked. Nonetheless, the food was excellent from the samosa and oyster appetizers, to the sea bass and lamb shank main course, to the strawberry short came and bread pudding desert. Only the salads were so-so. They had a huge wine selection, but I had only a glass of Malbec. I wish they had a wider selection of craft brews on tap. But all said and done, it was a very pleasant dining experience and we will definitely return to check out their regular menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Steve, the manager, greeted us and showed us to our table. The Valentine's Day menu was creative and our dinner was great. This restaurant is different than most in Bethesda...a bit upscale but not necessarily upscale with the prices. I would return. The upstairs has a vibrant scene for later night activity."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food great but more effort needed on the floor. Server was clearly novice and very timid. Two of four entrees were off but instead of informing us, substitutions (delicious!) were made. Ambience is good but they could use some screens to block out the street view. So all in all, good food - if a tad under-seasoned, but service lets if down. We got comps but I'm rooting for this restaurant to succeed as it hopefully represents a rebirth of the older Bethesda (Cordell etc). We'll go back for this reason. Next time look forward to paying full price and writing a better review."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Valentine's Day prompted our first visit to 4935, based upon reviews praising the food & range of menu options; indeed, each course was delicious & beautifully presented. In addition, the fixed price special menu offered a reasonably priced meal, with a free rose adding to the evening. The only aspect lacking was the service: our server was pleasant, but not warm & slow to take our order, never checking back. When liquid from a cleared appetizer accidentally spilled on our coat (drycleaning resolved), apologies were offered, but an additional gesture would've been appreciated. Finally, we overheard the manager chastise a server for not quickly bringing out an order. 4935 has the tough part (food) down, but might work on their people."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to 4935 bar and kitchen not knowing what to expect. It is new. We got amazing food, starting with the bread in the table all the way through to coffee. We loved our fun drinks , the tuna tartar appetizer, and a variety of main courses. We did not get dessert because we were so full. We highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "A terrific addition to bethesda. Indian fusion, very creatively conceived and beautifully presented. Unexpected and delicious food and drinks. The stuffed portobello was only one of several tasty vegetarian options. Well-spiced and tasty! Friendly service at this total remake of Tragara--you won't recognize it!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The ambiance is downtown trendy, feels a little edgy and young for Bethesda, which was refreshing. Regarding the food, so often these days you find menu descriptions that are more interesting and ambitious than the chef can deliver. Here it was the opposite! The menu was interesting and varied, but when the food came - WOW - it was amazing. Original, interesting, and absolutely delicious. The chef's Indian heritage came through with some surprising and tantalizing seasonings and pairings, but they didn't overwhelm the food or the menu - which is very international. We samples a few of the house cocktails as well, and were equally pleased. We'll be going back, and soon!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "First time eating at 4935 in Bethesda. In general the place has promise but has not been realized. The room is a very open space that looks like a club tables are well spaced. Samosa's for the appetizer were tasty but of uneven temperature. For entree's I had a special of Char on spinach and asparagus which was fantastic. My dining companion's salad was drowning in dressing however. Wine list was a little odd with many aged whites. Servers appeared to be novices and service in general was pretty spotty. As I said i think there is promise there if it all comes together."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had our daughters Bat Mitzvah at 4935 and I must say it was an amazing event, the venue, food and staff were out of this world not to mention great to work with! When we heard the restaurant just opened we had to try it. We knew it would be delicious but it surpassed our expectations! Chef Alfred is so talented and his cooking is delicious the flavors in everything we ate were exquisite. The staff was fantastic never were we out of food and drink and they are so personable. The atmosphere is wonderful and it is not noisy the whole vibe is relaxing. There are many restaurants to choose from in Bethesda but 4935 is by far our new favorite we can't wait to be back. You will not be disappointed this will fast become the new hot spot!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "What a pleasant surprise! The food and ambiance is what one would fine in NYC and some higher-end restaurants in DC without having to travel outside the Bethesda zip code. The menu is a fun fusion - I enjoyed the deconstruction of palak paneer into recognizable parts, the lamb shank was amazing, and the duck breast was perfectly spiced. The restaurant is new to the area (one-month), but we hope that the word spreads as Bethesda needs more restaurants like 4935 in the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "So I read some of the reviews on open table and yes they are working out some kinks but they JUST openend! And first off the food is five star. After living in NYC for 5 years I think I know great food and the duck and lamb were some of the best dishes I have ever had. The bartender served us as it was a Tuesday but overall great food!!! Now I will say they are brand new so are still working on the decor which if they were smart they would segment the room into a bar area with TVs and a formal dining room. I think anyone who reads these reviews should go and check it out!!!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014