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Newton's Table
Newton's Table
  • Address:
    4917 Elm Street
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Neighborhood:
    Bethesda / Chevy Chase
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Newton's Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.newtonstable.com, www.newtonsnoodles.com
  • Phone: (301) 718-0550
  • Hours of Operation: NEWTON'S NOODLES Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    NEWTON'S TABLE Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30 pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm (bar and lounge only)

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Friedman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: While we do not have a private room, we have two gorgeous handcrafted "farm tables," accommodating 6 to 10 guests respectively, or up to 18 guests when joined. Specific menus can be constructed to accommodate your event. We can also reserve the entire dining room or lounge for your celebration, and full restaurant buyouts can also be arranged.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Hall, General Manager (301) 718-0550

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Woodmont and Arlington
  • Public Transit: We are two blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station, on the Red Line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several paid parking garage options within a two block area, as well as on-street metered parking.
A word from Newton's Table
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24:
In conjunction with the opening of NEWTON'S NOODLES downtown, we will begin offering that menu here during lunch. A delicious and quick alternative to the fast food options in our area, you can choose from the many variations of our renowned Fuzu Noodles, Kobe Beef Wontons, Soba Noodle Salad, and much more! For more information, please visit www.newtonsnoodles.com.

We will now also be offering our Happy Hour all day on Sunday, in the bar/lounge only, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

NEWTON'S TABLE features cutting-edge contemporary American cuisine by Chef/Owner Dennis Friedman. A constantly changing menu ensures our guests the very best foods available throughout the year. The menu is complemented by creative, illuminating cocktails and a thoughtful, wide-ranging wine list. A graceful, educated, intuitive, and passionate staff looks forward to welcoming you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We had the beef wontons which were juicy abd flavorful, the tuna appetizer which wasso good, especially the sauce, the mussels which were also amazing and the ravioli which was done really well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "With a 7:30 Friday night reservation, you don't expect the first greeting after "Good evening," to be, "We're out of Bronzino, but you should try one of our two other new fish dishes on our menu." Then, they didn't have Campari and the waiter said, "We don't have a bread service" when one in the party asked for bread, and yet, there was bread for the mussels which one of us ordered later. The Nori tuna is still the star and the wontons were very good, but the mushroom ravioli sauce was off and the mussels were the tiniest, least meaty mussels I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was mediocre. Service was poor. Entrees delivered 1 hour 45 minutes after we sat down. Manager made excuses and was not helpful. No one in our party of six will return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "On a Sunday at 6:00pm the restaurant was quiet. No one in the bar and only three tables were being used. The service was excellent but the food was okay. The wine list was very slim because they ran out several wine selections over the weekend. The steak was served super rare (ordered medium) and we only got 3 scallops in the scallop entree. We liked the tuna appetizer. We probably won't go back. It was expensive for okay ambiance and food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Nice logo and decor. The wine list was disappointing - only wines from Gallo or Constellation. I was hoping for a nice wine selection that included local Virginia and Maryland wines as well. Egg Cream cocktail was not good. Food was okay. Was hoping for a nice date night but the experience fell far short."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is fantastic if you are over the age of 50 and looking for a calm, quiet, dinner without placing any importance on ambiance. The music and decor was very dull. The service was friendly and the food was really good though! The restaurant needs an overhaul to become more interesting and friendly for the more hip/young crowd they are missing out on."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Hiding in plain view, Newton's Table consistently outperforms every other restaurant in the area and the kitchen is constantly evolving- it's surely one of Bethesda's best kept secrets. I don't know of another place that collaborates with and features chefs so seamlessly. I think that's their secret sauce. Always something different and always an open table. Best service in town, no matter what's on the table."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I appreciated the apparent care they have for the food. My companion and I both had the Chef's Tasting Menu. Everything that came out to the table looked, smelled and tasted superb. A bit pricey, but the culinary adventure delighted the senses and did not disappoint. I highly recommend this establishment to all who seek an eminently satisfying dining experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were there on a Saturday night with some friends. Service was pretty good, food was good. However, 3 (of 4) of us had the same thing to eat. They need to enlarge the menu. Salads were good but not inspiring."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great diinner. Our party of 4 had appetizers, entrees and split 3 desserts. The appetizers were: short rib risotto, parmesan fries, market salad and one more. The fries were great. The risotto was prefectly prepared. There were no complaints about any dish the entire evening. The entrees were fuzu (2), bison ribeye with a raspberry sauce and salmon. Three of the plates were completely cleared and the one that wasn't was doggy-bagged. The desserts were pig brittle, chocolate crunch and a linzer cake. All three were incredible. I brought a bottle of wine and the corkage fee was $15, which is incredibly reasonable. Our waiter was Chris. He was knowledgeable and the service was great. This is one of the best restaurants in Bethesda."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "As before, had a great meal. Our server was very attentive, and very knowledgeable about their gluten-free choices. Everyone was very friendly, and checked in to see if we were enjoying our meal."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Appetizers. The sesame sauce with the tuna was bland. The short-rib risotto was really good. Entrees. The bison rib-eye special was well seasoned, but undercooked for the medium level requested. The rockfish was not fresh, and largely inedible."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I have dined in Bethesda numerous times, and unexpectedly discovered Newton's Table. My colleagues and i dine at this restaurant last week, and thoroughly enjoyed our food, the service and ambience. I enjoyed my rockfish dinner. The fish was very freshc and well prepared, and the accompanying veggies were a delight. My colleagues had the bronzino, and the kitchen filled the whole fish for them. They thought the fish was very fresh and tasty. We started with appetizers of tuna and gala apple, arugal and yellow beet salad, which were both delicious. The service was attentive and efficient. We will definitely be returning to try some of the other entrees."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "we had a wonderful meal and dining experience and will surely return"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Eating lunch on Elm Street in Bethesda doesn't seem very popular as this restaurant was empty at high noon on a Thursday. Well, everyone's loss was our gain! The food was fresh and fantastic. We started with an appetizer-sized portion of their delicious cold Soba Noodle Salad with asparagus, snap peas and sprouts. (They have 3 sizes of nearly everything--appetizer, entree and family...so this place can be a great value too!) For lunch, we had 2 versions of their Fuzu Noodles ... the original and a coconut curry version. Both were outstanding and a pretty hearty size for lunch. Our server was super attentive, yet did not rush us at all. Next time we're in Bethesda looking to lunch, this will again be the place! Thanks."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Last time we went the food was very salty. This time it was perfect, service attentive but not suffocating, and noise level moderate. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The theme of dinner was lack of flavor and portion at exhorbitant prices. We should have realized when we saw that the wine list was ridiculously overpriced. But no... Appetizers: The beef wontons have what appears to be cheap, store bought ground beef inside and have little seasoning. They are served with some sort of tartar-like sauce. With wontons? And the saltless, short rib risotto was $15 but no larger than my fist and included less than 1/4 cup of meat. I saw the plate and felt scammed. Dinner: my salmon was cooked ok but again the rice was bland. My partner's halibut was the real knife to the gut. $38 and you couldn't taste a thing. Not the halibut or it's accompaniments. She took 3 bites and gave up. 2people- $176 pre tip"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We love the service and ambience here; plus it's convenient for us in Bethesda. The food is amazing - particularly the fish entrees and the bison entree. We'll be back soon and highly recommend it. My wife and I had dinner here Friday night. We enjoyed the short rib risotto and the black and white and shrimp apps and the whole fish Bronzino entree. Presentation was fantastic; the dishes were flavorful and cooked perfectly. My bison entree however - usually the stand out winner - was over done this time (asked for medium rare; got medium well to well done). I pointed this out toward the end of service and they comp'd dessert."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Newton's Table has attracted me a second time. Both times the special entree was bison. I had never had bison until the first trip, and it was so delicious I had it a second time. Beautifully cooked, wonderful piece of meat. Preceded by the house salad, which was fine. Date had chicken kapow(?) She enjoyed it. Didn't really want dessert, but something called Pig Brittle was listed on the dessert menu as among the 50 best ice cream desserts by one of the foodie cable channels. So got it. Nothing to write home about. Ambience on a weeknight is very nice, though it was not crowded, which helped a lot. I plan to go again."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Not bad for Bethesda. The menu was pretty standard though."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "very small menu for lunch and the portions were small as well."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Been here about 3 times so far... the service is great, and the manager is very welcoming (not overbearing, just says hello and makes you feel very welcomed). The drink menu had very interesting and inventive choices. The pig brittle is delicious and the short rib is amazing."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We have been wanting to go here for a long time and are so glad we finally did. It was wonderful...excellent food, great service and atmosphere. Ever since we met Peter Smith at PS7s, we have been a fan and were sad to see that gem close - we learned of his involvement here and were excited to try it. It lived up to our expectations entirely! "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Newton's Table's menu is very innovative and most dishes were quite good. The pricing seems a little high for the portion size. Had some problems with them running out of certain dishes."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went to Newton's Table for Mother's Day. I was running late because my son got out of work late, but I called ahead and they said they could seat me a half hour later. I was very happy and impressed, especially for them to do so on Mother's Day. The food was exquisite. The flavors blended so well together. Both my sons really enjoyed their dishes as well. Unique and quite satisfying. It's a tad on the pricy side by I think it was worth it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent quality good and service. It was a perfect Mother 's Day treat!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very accomodating for large groups provided you call ahead. Some dishes were good, but others were overcooked like the halibut (to the point of being rubbery). Waiter seemed a bit bored to be there. Although he did provide adequate service that was expected, he did not go out of his way to make us feel welcome or make any meal suggestions. He seemed a little annoyed when asked to repeat the specials. We all felt he knew he was going to get his 10% tip for our large group reardless since it is included, so he didn't make any extra effort. Drinks were consistent from our previous visit. Appetizers were the best part of the evening. Not sure I will be back for a while."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • " The food is as good as it can be. Each time I eat there it is the best of each that I have ever eaten. Plus gracious unpretentious service and atmosphere. Portions are proper size and beautiful presentation. My only hesitation in writing this review is that it might make my getting a reservation more difficult."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "What a wonderful dining experience resulting far beyond my expectations."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great variety in the menu, even for a couple of us who were vegetarian. Best cocktail was a Pink Slipper!! Recommended by waiter, and did not disappoint. Apps were delicious as were the entrees. A little pricey but on par with the food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I'd been to Newtons Table for lunch a year ago and had a good experience. Wanted to try it for dinner. Newton's was supposed to be known for fresh, local ingredients. That may be true, but they weren't prepared in fresh and healthy ways. My arugula salad was small and wilted. The mussels were delicious, small and plump, but served in a cream sauce (not listed as an ingredient). The ahi tuna appetizer was small, but delicious. Other food was just so-so. Apple tart and chocolate crunch were good. Overall, a very underwhelming meal. Service was pretty good - friendly but with bouts of inattention. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very good food. Appetizers are outstanding as is the pig brittle dessert."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Dined at Newton's Table with my daughter while visiting her at school. We loved our meal. Special shout out to the Nori Tuna! It was amazing. Lovely experience, especially nice maitre d'. Wait staff seemed to be having a few internal issues. But didn't hinder our enjoyment. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We stumbled onto Newton's table for a little departure from the ordinary but was hoping for excellence in taste. The service was good. The prices a little bit on the higher side but average for Bethesda. Our spinach salad was excellent, DC quality. The beef risotto was one of the best dishes I have ever tasted. Very inspiring. The Coconut Fuzu noodles were good, but we didn't get the concept of paying double the price for average tasting Pad Thai. Maybe the same food is served in a "Bethesda" restaurant rather than an ethnic one, it gets the true price it deserves...like Elvis taking African American music and making it famous. The mushroom ravioli was also excellent, but portion small. In summary mod high price, but good food. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I went on a weeknight, so the place was not packed. The bar was nice, the bartender / owner (?) was friendly as was the staff. The food is the star of this show. The bison steak was outstanding and the real star was the apricot-basil ice cream (it is really, really good). The restaurant was neat and receives my recommendation."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food, cocktails and wine was incredibly good. But the ambiance (weird art, lighting, banquets chairs, decor) gave the feeling of dining in a Holiday Inn lobby. Make this place more visually appealing & it could be one of the best of Bethesda."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "EVERYTHING was fabulous! From the iced tea to the pug brittle. A tad pricey, but very good good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "To find a quiet restaurant offering fine dining in Bethesda is impossible with the exception of Newton's Table. A warm welcome from Robert, attentive service and great food earns this spot all the available stars."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "even though it was kind of small place but very roomy inside ,nice ambiance,great food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The decor is wonderful and the food is even better. The staff are attentive, but don't hover. Perfect place for a romantic dinner, date night or a nice night with friends."
    Dined on 3/26/2014