Food Wine and Co.
Food Wine and Co.

Food Wine and Co.

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://foodwineandco.com/
  • Phone: 3016528008x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thur: 11:30 am - 10 pm
    Fri: 11 am - 11 pm
    Sat: 4 pm - 11 pm
    Sun: 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Banquet room up to 50 seats

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bethesda Metro
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Kindly note that we offer discounted parking in the building parking lot after 5 pm with validation. Street meter parking is also available for your convenience.
A word from Food Wine and Co.
Food Wine and Co. is a unique neighborhood Bistro where creative comfort food is paired with an extensive global selection of wine & beer. Our menu showcases an evolution of familair dishes using the freshest ingredients & innovative techniques.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Food Wine and Co. reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (138)neighborhood gem (118)notable wine list (101)special occasion (78)vibrant bar scene (71)great for lunch (58)good for groups (56)hot spot (50)romantic (45)great for outdoor dining (25)late-night find (18)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great find!
    quirkkee
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I found this place when my foodie friend and I decided to go out for dinner on a Wednesday night. It was definitely a great find. Our server was excellent, his recommendations were on point! Definitely try the 30-minute chicken and the burger... Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed.
    Janna
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is the second time I have dined at Food Wine & Co. The menu attempts to be ambitious, and the kitchen puts their own "twist" certain classic dishes. The Croque Monsieur is one. I actually had to ask the food server what he was giving me as I had never seen a Croque Monsieur served open-faced before, and didn't taste like one either. Fries were cold. The server "didn't hear" my friend order the Ciabatta special of the day with soup, so she only got soup, until we finally asked where her sandwich was. When we got the check, he had charged for the soup and Ciabatta separately. He corrected it when we pointed it out, but that shouldn't have been necessary. Very disappointing overall.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food the BEST - Service Not so Much
    SevenKilo
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I love this place, but twice now I got the same server and he has a chip on his shoulder. He seems like he is bothered and forgets to bring items to the table. The food is awesome and if I am going again I will make sure that I don't get that server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this restaurant!
    drf828
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been to Food and Wine a number of times and can't get past the 30 minute chicken! It's so juicy and flavorable, that I just keep ordering it over and over again. I also recommend the oysters and the grilled calamari. The restaurant has a vibrant bar scene and on date nites, it would be best to have a reservations as it gets crowded. Also, ask to sit in the wine room at the back of the restaurant, it's quieter and beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu is too made up
    ABBAVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Chef gets too creative with food. Sometimes it's nice to just have regular French fries. Tried thier 'tot'. Was looking for a potato dish. They're stuffed with cheese and extremely salty. Soup had a great base to it, but then he threw in too many flavors.. Coconut, ginger, and two other things. All flavors over rode each other and didn't come well together. Creative to the point of too much. I don't care for thier food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food in spite of noise
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Although majority of restaurant caters to the wine part of the title, we found the food very enjoyable. Noisy and difficult for conversation
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little compassion
    ThomasKellerwannaBe
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place was great, food nice, service etc impeccable but I was a single person eating lunch and rather than putting me in an unobtrusive corner I was placed in the middle of an screaming loud room full of lunching lawyers. When I asked to move I was refused until I asked for the manager, who resolved the issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Food & Service
    PJB57
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    It was a very pleasant experience. I'm glad we tried it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful 10th Anniversary
    ChadVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I wanted to take my wife somewhere special for our 10th anniversary. I asked for the Chef to surprise us. He and the entire Food, Wine & Co. Team did a truly outstanding job. Eric the waiter and Mark the Maitre d' gave us fantastic attention and service. Thanks for a very memorable 10th anniversary! We'll be back next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, great time
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our first time here. The food, service and atmosphere were great. Great time, will be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Sandwiches & Desserts
    MartialFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a phenomenal lunch of Butternut Squash Soup, impeccable Fried Chicken Sandwich, Brisket Ciabatta with premium Salad, and stellar desserts (epitome of a Mixed Berry Cobbler and Mango/Raspberry/Coconut-Green Tea Sorbets) all thoughtfully recommended by star server Susannah. Executive Pastry Chef Eva Stafford is a rising star!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bysigVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We had excellent service but food was just not tasty. I had far better mussels at other restaurants and burger was not seasoned well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Everything was fantastic!! Will definitely return and will highly recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is good but...
    Lvtoeat
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We consider ourselves foodies, having eaten at top resturants globally. We've been here twice now, as we've recently relocated to the neighborhood. The food and wine are nice, but each time our servers have been very arrogant. We dine with our 6yo who has eaten in some of the nicest resturants in the world, so is well behaved and likes to eat everything. With that, we are trying to figure out if the servers are arrogant because of a child dining with us or this is just the culture of the Resturant? Regardless...the food it's good enough to make up for the service attitude.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    CesPru
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I recommend for dinner ! The price is good, the food very nice and the attendants even better . If you wanna go to the cinema, because it's beside the restaurant, then have a dinner it's a Good choice .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    GourmanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had saw the outside signs of the restaurant as I had driven by. I had gone to this location when it was a pizza restaurant some years ago. We arrived a few minutes early. We were immediately seated. Our server came right away. We were welcomed and she asked for our drink order as well as lite food orders. We were offered water as well. We gave our orders. Everything arrived in a timely manner. We ordered Artic Char as our main entrée. My fish was prepared as I had ordered, my wife's was a little under-cooked. They immediately corrected the error. Overall a very good experience. We will probably dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic evening
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    From the moment we walked in the restaurant to the end of the meal and the surprise birthday dessert - it was fantastic. The restaurant called me to ask about the birthday and the name, so we had birthday menus. The hostess was so welcoming, took out picture and we received a photo in a card for the birthday. I am taking all of special birthday friends there in the future. Then the food, it was wonderful every mouthful and really generous portions. We actually split the entree. Really fantastic evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Near Round House Theater
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Which is why we tried it. Our server understood that we had tix and moved our order along efficiently -- a steak salad, raw oysters, an interesting potato and cheese tots appetizer, a lovely colifluer (sp?) side dish -- those are what I recall. We were three people. Wine list was a bit pricey but there were lots of options. We shared a California Pinot noir. Decor was antiseptic but overall a very positive experience. We likely will do it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food -- Too Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Very loud. Fine for bar and group gatherngs, but not the right venue for quiet dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Great Service.
    Jackson
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The woman who served us did an outstanding job. In addition to a fine wine list, the restaurant has an extensive collection of beers, many of them on tap. The woman knew her beers and guided me to one that I particularly liked. At the end of the meal, she brought me a seasonal pumpkin beer to sample. Also the wait staff work very well together. I told the man busing our table that my wife would like another glass of wine and in just a few moments the woman working our table brought it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good and reliable
    BethVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I always get the 30 minute chicken and my husband get the mussels. We're creatures of habit. The burgers are good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything about this experience was fabulous...the food, service and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic. We had high expectations and they were exceeded in every way.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeding Expectations
    Bear
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not a fancy place, but nicer than many. Not a menu that pushes the envelope, but always a few dishes that are well thought out and better than expected. Efficient, friendly service. A wine list that is one of the best in challenging Montgomery County, and fairly priced, just like the food. All in, a very pleasant restaurant that continues to exceed expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but rather expensive,
    annipianni
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was our first visit to Food Wine & Co. For our taste, the menu had far too much fish/seafood. The prices were high, and side dishes were extra on top of that. But without the sides the entrée portions were on the small side. They were well presented. The desserts were v. good, but limited choice. Our server was excellent. The wine list is huge - maybe much more so that is necessary.It's a very noisy environment because of the high ceilings and solid floors, so it was difficult to have a normal conversation with our friends. Not sure if we'd visit this restaurant on a regular basis - because of the prices it's more of a special occasion venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good place
    nateVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    One of the few places that has pork chops that aren't dry---as the waiter guaranteed me---and would take it back if it wasn't to my taste. All other food was also excellent as was the staff. Noise level was moderate because we were outside---noisy inside so I will not eat there in the winter.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used2luvezeplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The truffle burger was outstanding. That didn't leave room for trying the charred octopus, which beckons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a detour
    Debuckley
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. Menu choices are good. The quality of the food is excellent. Service very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    DaveysMomVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nick was our server. We very much enjoyed having him wait on us!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late dining
    PCake
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dark haired manager with goatie was very helpful in choosing draft beers to complement our dinner. (Amazing draft selections) The fluke entree special was to die for. Definitely will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    david
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Main problem, food gussied up on plate to look "fancy," but not well made or tasty. For example, desserts are elaborate "deconstructions," (lemon here, meringue there, crust powdered and scattered all over), which is OK from a first class kitchen, but here seems pretentious, since the actual components taste bad. A beet salad was dull, made of one type of beet, not two or three, as at other nice restaurants. The tuna had lots of condiments scattered about, as if the chef abdicated control to each diner instead of coming up with a recipe. The staff are nice, but inefficient, the vibe very noisy, and the prices suited to a place with better food. I will not return unless I hear of real improvement.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect night out
    rcv20814VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came in with inlaws(very picky). They really enjoyed the experience. Marco took great care of us and helped them pick their entrees. The manager (with glasses cannot remember his name) really knows his wine and paired the perfect bottle of wine for 3 of us a Rhone and draft beer for my husband. Enjoyed breadpudding for dessert. Next time we will order 2 of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fooooodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my third visit to Food Wine & Co. It was a Saturday night, the energy and ambience were great, and as expected, the food was very good. My only surprise was how quickly everything came out. We were still enjoying our yummy arugula and beet salad when the entrees arrived and the servers simply pushed plates around on our small table for two to make room for the entrees. I wish we had been allowed to finish our salad and those plates cleared away first. In any case, overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/ not so great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Plates of diners were picked up before everyone was finished at the table we were rushed and getting our food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    nina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything about the dinner and restaurant were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Strange Pace
    Shabot
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food, good service - although a little oddly paced. Came for dinner during happy hour, so the bar was packed and the restaurant was empty. There were a couple people ahead of us but no one to greet us or seat us. Hostess arrived after 5 or 6 minutes. We immediately received menus and ice water. A few minutes later, our server took our drink orders (but not our meal order). He returned with our drinks (but did not take our meal order). He later returned to tell us about the specials (but did not take our order). He then brought additional menus that describe the specials (but did not take our order). Finally, he came back to ask if we were ready to order (yes!) or if we needed a few more minutes (no!). Meal arrived promptly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • romo30
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great lamb burger. Loved the Parmesan-rosemary chips. Very unique and tasty!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything Done Right!
    speakeatsy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great greeting by hostess and wait staff, great service and great food! Everything you want in a dining experience. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    rcv20814VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Came to dinner with my wife and inlaws. Sat on the patio. Our server "tall man with crew cut" was excellent. Helped us pick out wines and beers with courses. Wife had dropped her napkin the Manager most have spotted it because he brought her a new one.Meal was extremely tasty and left very happy. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to its usual higher standard
    Carlos
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We go to Food and Wine frequently and have considered it to be a 5 star venue (at least for our taste). This time we felt let down. The food is still very good overall but a couple dishes were problematic. The ceviche, one of our favorites, was a little watery and the arctic char was off. On the other hand the mushroom soup and grilled calamari were excellent. Service was the big problem. We had to keep looking for our waiter. Prices tend to be on the higher side, so a let down in quality and service will be a problem for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BarryVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    very noisy even in "quiet" back room with next table with aqbout 10 people.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic