Washington, D.C. Area Mediterranean Restaurants

Washington, D.C. Area Mediterranean Restaurants
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Zaytinya
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter
1112 reviews

Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.

Kellari Taverna
Greek | Downtown Washington DC
125 reviews

"The dining experience should be sharing appetizers so that everybody can get to taste different flavors and textures " Chef Gregory Zapantis.

"Many people ask me if this is Greek Cuisine , and I don’t know what to compare it to, either to Greek cuisine of 1962 or 2009, but my answer is a seafood restaurant with a Greek Flare to it " Chef Gregory Zapantis.

"Our Menu of Simply Grilled fish but simplicity with elegance ! " Chef Gregory Zapantis.

"we are bringing to the people of Washington Something they haven’t experienced before " Chef Anthony Acinapura.

Kellari Taverna is very sensitive to sustainable seafood.

LIA'S
Italian | Bethesda
198 reviews

Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair. Lia’s is a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Chevy Chase. Come for a glass of wine, hand tossed pizzas, fresh pasta, or charcuterie and cheese, and the result will be the same. You'll be back for more. Join us on Sundays for brunch and every Monday for half price wines. Enjoy our ever-popular happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm and all night on Monday and Tuesday. An eighty seat patio provides some of the best outdoor dining in the area. We truly have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming you. Cheers! Chef Geoff

AGORA
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle
201 reviews

Agora is a sensory pleasure oasis showcasing Mediterranean mezes with highlighted libations from Turkey & Greece.

Lebanese Taverna -Westover
Middle Eastern | Arlington
42 reviews

The original restaurant of Lebanese Taverna, this recently renovated location is a local favorite. Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.

Lebanese Taverna - Pentagon Row
Middle Eastern | Arlington
60 reviews

Located in Pentagon Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.

Lebanese Taverna - Tysons Galleria
Middle Eastern | Tysons Corner / McLean
86 reviews

Lebanese Taverna creates an environment where good food is enjoyed in good company. Each restaurant is a "home away from home," even though the food and ambiance are from across the globe. Whether you are visiting for the first time, the twentieth, or have been coming to a Lebanese Taverna for over 29 years, you will feel welcomed and like a member of the family. The atmosphere is bustling and each of the restaurants has its own design and slightly different flavors. That is because the food is made fresh.

Cashion's Eat Place
Contemporary American | Adams Morgan
107 reviews

When New York Times writer Jan Benzel described the ambiance at Cashion’s Eat Place in 1997 as “funky-elegant,” she was right on the money. That combination, a just-right mixture of laid-back neighborhood conviviality and serious (and seriously good) food, has defined Cashion’s since it opened in 1995. Even now, over a decade after it first welcomed diners, the restaurant remains true to its roots, serving interesting and fresh food in a relaxed way. For the past 18 years, Cashion’s Eat Place has combined refinement and relaxation better than anyone else.

Lebanese Taverna - Washington DC
Middle Eastern | Woodley Park
98 reviews

Lebanese Taverna DC is located directly across from the Woodley Park metro, this location now offers a 13-seat bar, lounge and seating for 130 people. Great for groups of all sizes and offers a private room for seating up to 56 people.

Rialto
Italian | Georgetown
50 reviews

Get ready to be transported to beautiful Venice Italy, as you experience the warm and inviting atmosphere, tantalizing aromas, exceptional wines, and unparalleled service, of Rialto Italian restaurant, located in the prestigious Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC.
Rialto offers a masterful blend of Old World Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. Dining is uniquely open and interactive, with chefs preparing delectable dishes a midst our guests.
Rialto gets to the heart of true Italian cooking with a wide selection of authentic Italian dishes from homemade pastas, hand-tossed pizzas to a variety of antipasti. Rialto will redefine your restaurant experience and keep you coming back for more!

Wildwood Kitchen
Contemporary American | Bethesda
118 reviews

A Robert Wiedmaier restaurant at the Shops at Wildwood

Lebanese Taverna - Bethesda
Middle Eastern | Bethesda
111 reviews

Located in the trendy and fashionable Bethesda Row, Lebanese Taverna serves authentic Middle Eastern fare in a casual yet stylish setting. The menu boasts over 25 appetizers and salads as well as a variety of grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish entrees. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, too. To complement your dining experience, choose from our award-winning wine list or specialty cocktails. The restaurant is child-friendly and great for groups of all sizes.

Levante's
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle
51 reviews

The word "Levante" is derived from "Levantine" which describes the eastern Mediterranean coastal region that today includes: Turkey, Greece and extends into Lebanon and Israel. The era of the Ottoman Empire and Alexander the Great, past rulers of the Levante region, is now history, but the culinary and cultural traditions live on.The tastes and flavors of that golden age come alive at Levante's. All dishes are made in the Levante tradition using only fresh ingredients. For centuries, these qualities have allowed people of the Mediterranean to eat well and live long healthy lives. Today at Levante's diners can enjoy the variety, freshness and the natural health benefits of this legendary cuisine. Levante's is the first restaurant group to offer eastern Mediterranean cuisine in a casual dining environment. Natural stone and light wood interiors envelope guests. Open kitchens and wood-fired ovens produce charcoal - grilled meats and vegetables, which are prepared in full view of diners.

Neyla
Mediterranean | Georgetown
61 reviews

Meet Neyla, the Mediterranean spirit of prosperity, abundance, and success. The restaurant that celebrates her is a treat for the senses and social graces. Both elegant and comfortable, Neyla is inspired by Romanesque Mediterranean villas, and influenced by the myriad peoples who settled in that wondrous part of the world. Neyla is a delightful mix of exotic cultures, inspired in the homes, hearths and taverns of the rugged land known first as Phoenicia, then the Ottoman Empire, and later the Republic of Lebanon. From nomadic Arab tribes, Ottoman Turks, Egyptians, Greek and French rulers, Neyla's food melds the best of all the Mediterranean cultures. Vegetables, salads, grilled meats and fish are set off by light, and subtly spiced sauces. Coriander, cinnamon, basil, thyme, Turkish pastries, coffee with cardamom and of course the renowned Lebanese mezzas tell the tongue a story of four thousand years of culinary history.

Decanter at St. Regis
Mediterranean | Downtown Washington DC
53 reviews

Distinctive. Delightful. Designed by renowned architect David Rockwell and the talented Rockwell Group, the restaurant highlights many of the original features including the landmarked ceiling and is set in a landscape of bold hues of black, silver, brown, cream and gold which intermingle with rich textures to create a lush, warm environment. The modern décor beautifully complements the newly restored St. Regis. Decanter features Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by Executive Chef Sébastien Rondier’s childhood and culinary beginnings in in France’s Basque country as well as the French Rivera. Masterfully utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers, Chef Rondier has created culinary offerings which feature elegant cuisine in a playful manner complimented by a diverse wine collection. The menu features delectable dishes and flavors from the South of France, Spain, Turkey, and Italy.

Marrakech
Moroccan | Dupont Circle
34 reviews

Marrakech Restaurant is a unique dining experience with three stories and five large versatile rooms, it's fit for any special occasion, large party, or intimate affair. Through our doors you'll experience a culinary and sensory adventure brimming with exotic flavors, colors, and spices.

Located in the heart of DC's bohemian Dupont Circle neighborhood, Marrakech couples delicious Mediterranean signature dishes with legendary Moroccan hospitality in an exquisite old world setting.

We take great pleasure in welcoming you to our table!

Mourayo
Greek | Dupont Circle
97 reviews

“Mourayo” is Greek for safe harbor where fishermen moor their boats. Mourayo offers healthy, fresh, innovatively refined Greek cuisine. Our regional variations on meats, fish, poultry and legumes have been inspired by the traditional Greek and Mediterranean food culture. We aspire to present an original cuisine concept of this coastal land of blue skies and sparkling blue waters with its thousands of islands! Let us sail you to the Aegean Sea and experience Greek cuisine like never before. We validate Parking after 5:30pm at 2001 S Street (Laz Parking) Monday-Friday

La Tasca - Alexandria
Spanish | Alexandria
62 reviews

La Tasca is a careful blend of everything that is good about Spain. Warm décor, authentic cuisine and friendly hospitality. All these go together to create a unique and genuine atmosphere. La Tasca has been described as being “so authentic that you won’t find anything better in Spain”.

Chef Tony's - Bethesda
Seafood | Bethesda
131 reviews

Daily changing Market Driven menu incorporates Fresh Seafood & Locally Farmed Foods when possible into a creative blend of Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy full size Entrees, Tapas plates & creative Vegetarian/Gluten Free offerings. In house desserts daily round out your experience. In the pursuit of culinary excellence, expect the Chefs to play with flavors, textures & seasonal offerings to challenge your expectations while keeping value in mind. Five, Ten and Twenty Course Tasting Menus can be arranged as well as Special Event Services and Banquets. A full bar complements the meal and plan your weekend to include the Bottomless Mimosa Brunch every Sunday featuring Farm Stand Egg Dishes Chef Tony’s also hosts many specialty events in Bethesda including Business Mixers, Social Media Events, Rehearsal Dinners & themed dinner parties. After 24 years of procuring top quality products, Chef Tony’s is a unassuming restaurant that continues to impress local diners and trav

Parthenon
Greek | Chevy Chase DC
31 reviews

Parthenon Restaurant--an authentic Greek restaurant in Chevy Chase. Parthenon's crab cakes are reputed to be the best in Washington, D.C.

Kora restaurant - bar - lounge
Italian | Arlington
27 reviews

Kora restaurant | bar | lounge is proud to present you with New Italian cuisine in a modern and contemporary setting. We offer a 12 item tasting menu for those looking to venture into all avenues of the dinner menu for $39. The bar and lounge showcases over 20 unique Italian wines by the glass as well as an innovative international cocktail menu. Crystal City and Pentagon City Residents receive 15% off their entire bill on Saturday and Sunday.

Me Jana
Lebanese | Arlington
79 reviews

Fine Lebanese Cuisine in a warm upscale contemporary space.

Il Porto
Italian | Alexandria
64 reviews

When you think Italian ...Think IL PORTO!! Old Town"s First Italian Restaurant in the Heart of
Old Town's Historic Seaport District. Serving Fine Italian Cuisine since 1973. IL PORTO features daily homemade pasta’s, fresh seafood, veal and chicken. Every single dish is cooked to order!

Meze Restaurant
Mediterranean | Adams Morgan
55 reviews

Mediterranean bounty, beauty and modernity. All around the Eastern Mediterranean, “meze” (pronounced “MEH-zay”) are small dishes designed to complement a beverage, tease the tastebuds, and encourage diners to linger around the table for good companionship & conversation. On behalf of the owners and staff at Meze, we extend our heartfelt welcome and encourage you to eat, drink, and relax in the Turkish way of having a good time and enjoying life.
We have a great patio.

Trapezaria
Greek | Rockville
81 reviews

New Upscale Greek Mediterranean restaurant!

Grandma’s and mom’s recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation have arrived here in Rockville.

We as Greeks don’t do anything small; when we gather, we gather big. When we cook; it’s never for one or 2 people, it’s always enough for friends and extended family.

Trapezaria is the celebration of bringing people together with food.

Meal time is the bonding moments we all cherish and hold sacred in our culture.

This, Trapezaria, is what we wish to introduce and extend to our American guests.

Ezme
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle
76 reviews

The story of this intimate Turkish tapas and wine bar began ten years ago when the Bolukbasi brothers opened Mezè in Adams Morgan. Shortly after its opening Mezè became a neighborhood favorite as a spot for authentic Turkish cuisine and lively entrainment. Mezè’s success and loyal customers inspired the Bolukbasi brothers to open a new venture in the Capital city.

The answer was not too far from Mezè in Dupont Circle. Dupont has always been an area focused on food, friendly atmosphere and healthier living. At Ezmè, our customers will taste this combined experience one bite at a time.

Urbana Restaurant
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle
87 reviews

Urbana is a refined casual neighborhood restaurant with an innovative design, high energy bar, and bustling social atmosphere. Our cuisine is coastal Mediterranean with influences of Italy and Provence using local ingredients and 100% sustainable seafood. Our service is professional, yet relaxed and we strive to make each guest a guest for life by welcoming them into our inviting environment and providing them with a great meal at a reasonable price.

Lillies
Italian | Woodley Park
26 reviews

LiLLiES offers a Italian- Mediterranean menu, with a dash of Modern Cuisine. All the dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients which arrive in the kitchen on a daily basis. The menu changes according to the time of day and offers lunch and a more elaborate dinner, based on the concept of dishes of various sizes. Join us for Lunch, Dinner or Brunch
LiLLiES is a family owned and operated restaurant located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington,DC. Whether you're in the mood for a healthy treat or a more traditional meal you'll see it was worth stopping by. Our Chefs prepare each meal from scratch and use only the finest ingredients. In addition we offer multi-grain and gluten free options for a majority of the items on our menu.

Ulah Bistro
Contemporary American | U Street Corridor
67 reviews

Ulah Bistro will tantalize your taste buds with delectable American cuisine, such as fresh brick oven pizza, at our bistro in Washington DC. Ulah Bistro offers a wide variety of modern American cuisine for both dine-in and take out. Our experienced chefs prepare all of our foods fresh daily, and we utilize more than 20 years of experience to bring you delicious food, excellent service, and a good time! Ulah Bistro is pleased to announce our restaurant policy. Parties of six or more, one large check that may be split up over six different credit cards or cash payments. Parties of six or more, we will hold a table for no more than 20 minutes past your reservation time. The majority of the group must be present in order to be seated. Walk-ins are always welcome. We have two excellent bars for waiting and for full service dinner. We seat complete parties on the first come first serve basis.

Evo Bistro
Mediterranean | McLean
50 reviews

Unpretentious with a relaxed ambiance, Evo Bistro offers Mediterranean-style tapas and features wines from around the world. Evo Bistro is also a retail wine shop.

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
American | Reston
77 reviews

Surrounded by the warm feeling of a chic and contemporary atmosphere that encourages conversation, Vinifera is an urban sanctuary in one of America's most renowned suburbs. The unique and sophisticated bistro is a place to have your senses invigorated by every aspect of your visit - from the mouth-watering food to the unforgettable service and welcoming environment. With a focus on seasonal, local and organic ingredients, Executive Chef Bo Polker serves globally-influenced New American cuisine for lunch and dinner. A variety of pintxos (one bites), small plates and entrees are available in the intimate bar & lounge area, illuminated dining room and outdoor patio, featuring custom hand-made Hawaiian fire pits. Sommelier Nicole Bernard meticulously pairs our inspired dishes with a variety over 300 wines by the bottle and 30 selections by the glass poured from an Enomatic system behind the bar.
Vinifera is more than just a restaurant – it’s a happening experience .

Olazzo - Silver Spring
Italian | Silver Spring
47 reviews

An authentic Italian with Old World flavor. Italian Cuisine, Martini Bar, and Catering. Come in an give us a try. Listed in the Washingtonian 100 Best Bargain Restaurants 2008.

Yayla Bistro
Mediterranean | Arlington
64 reviews

“Yayla” refers to the high mountain plateaus of Anatolia which offer the best conditions and freshest climate for animal grazing as well as a cool respite for humans. In Turkish culture “YAYLA” stands for everything that is natural, pure and fresh. At Yayla Bistro we offer traditional and healthy Mediterranean specialties that are prepared with the highest standards of freshness and quality. We provide an unforgettable dining experience by offering a variety of small plates to enjoy with your friends and family.

In addition to our regular dining room, Yayla Bistro has a full-service bar area featuring specialty drinks and a Happy Hour menu. As weather permits, we also have plenty of outdoor patio seating. We have something for everyone.

Bistro Bistro
French | Dupont Circle
86 reviews

Bistro Bistro is becoming part of the Dupont Circle culinary infrastructure, offering exquisite French and Mediterranean cuisine. Our private dining room upstairs can accommodate up to 100 guests with built-in AV function for your special presentations.
Our 4pm - 7pm happy hours include Martinis for $4.95, glass of wine for $4.00, beer for $3.50 and mixed house drinks for $4.00. Also check out our very popular Sunday Brunch Buffet.

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle
52 reviews

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. Our specialties include fresh fish, kebabs, homemade pastas and brick oven pies. The liveliest time to come in is during brunch or happy hour.

Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar
Mediterranean | Van Ness
29 reviews

We specialize in Mediterranean Food emphasizing Italian, Spanish, French, Turkish Cuisine all of which can be paired with our extensive collection of 70 plus wines by the glass.

The French Hound
French | Middleburg
24 reviews

Serving French Inspired Bistro Fare in a Relaxed Country Setting. Please come join us for lunch or for dinner in Middleburg.

Tel'Veh
Mediterranean | Mt. Vernon Square
26 reviews

The intimate 60-seat café and wine bar features an eclectic menu of small plates, flatbreads, cheese, and charcuterie that complement the carefully curated selection of wine.

Tel’Veh hosts a bar featuring a rotating list of international wines available by the bottle and glass. The wine bar is equipped with a Vinotemp Wine Dispenser; a temperature and humidity-controlled wine system that preserves open bottles of wine with nitrogen gas. One of the only establishments in the region with such sophisticated wine preservation technology. The venue's wine list is organized by region with an emphasis on New World and Old World varietals. An extensive selection of 300 wines are available by the bottle and 50 wines available by the glass.

Tavira
Portuguese | Bethesda
61 reviews

Duarte Rebolo was born in Madeira Island, Madeira, a popular European tourist spot in the Atlantic Ocean. His career in restaurant service began there and so far has spanned about 20 years. Tavira restaurant opened its doors in November of 1999. The name Tavira comes from a beautiful place in Portugal. Since opening Tavira has been included in Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants and rated very good to excellent by Zagat. Tavira has also been mentioned nationally in Gourmet Magazine, Bethesda Magazine and received favorable reviews from The Washington Post, Washington Times, The Gazette, Washington Diplomat and other local newspapers. Duarte's professionalism, attention to detail and hard work will make your dining experience a delightful virtual escape to Portugal.

Isabella's - Frederick
Mediterranean | Frederick
74 reviews

We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.

Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza
Mediterranean | Alexandria
39 reviews

Delia's is an upscale casual Mediterranean Restaurant featuring updated versions of Mediterranean classics & Award Winning Brick Oven Pizza.

Amici Miei
Italian | Potomac
47 reviews

Amici Miei is an award winning restaurant, offering authentic Italian cuisine. We offer a wood-burning brick pizza oven, pastas, bread and desserts made daily on the premises. We serve only the finest local and imported meat, fish and produce.

Le Mediterranean Bistro
French | Fairfax (Virginia)
97 reviews

Le Mediterranean Bistro is a French Cuisine located in old Town Fairfax. Chef Patron Driss Zahidi will lead his dynamic team to provide an elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine by using the very finest seasonal ingredients and employing both classic and modern techniques. The chef will be working with Local Farmers to get the best and freshest ingredients. A truly intimate restaurant matched by exquisite cuisine.

Mazagan Restaurant
Moroccan | Arlington
17 reviews

Nouvelle Moroccan cuisine offered in a casual setting. Menu is made up of a contemporary twist to Moroccan lamb, beef and poultry dishes, as well as, seafood familiar to the extensive coastline of Morocco. If you have a penchant for vegetarian dishes, those can also be found here in your choice of spinach, carrot, eggplant, and other dishes. A wide selection of brochette skewers are available off the open kebab grill. Desserts vary weekly from pastry puffs, cake, and almond-flavored pastries made by former pastry-chef and owner, Riyad Bouizar. Dining includes high tables, bar, booths and tables. Extensive bar and mixed drink offerings with television to keep you up-to-date on latest games. The hookah section is available after 9pm with various fruit-flavored tobaccos and smoke-controlled seating areas. Round out your dining experience with a Moroccan green tea with Moroccan herb mixtures designed by the owner.

Trio DC
American | Dupont Circle
1 review

Trio Restaurant, located on the corner of 17th and Q Streets NW in Washington, DC is a neighborhood landmark, well known for its American classic cuisine. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy delicious food, a friendly, family atmosphere and unbeatable prices. Featuring daily specials, Trio is sure to be cooking up some of your old time favorite dishes any day of the week. Walk-ins are welcome but it’s highly suggested that you reserve your table today!

Medaterra
Egyptian | Woodley Park
7 reviews

Come experience the unique and succulent flavors that mark the food of Medaterra. A neighborhood bistro that specializes in unique twists on familiar Mediterranean fare. We have an extensive menu that is sure to please whether you seek vegetarian fare, meat, or seafood.

Columbus Grill
Mediterranean | Manassas
6 reviews

Columbus Grill wants you to get ready for an unsurpassed dining experience with our Mediterranean and American Cuisine. Whether it"s for your private event, catered affair, wedding rehearsal dinner, banquet or for that special occasion for just the two of you, the Chefs at Columbus Grill will prepare delicious made-to-order dishes that are perfectly paired with our fine wines.

DarNa
Mediterranean | Arlington
4 reviews

Arlington's newest restaurant,DARNA, which means “our home” in Arabic, melds the traditional elements of the Arabic culture with modern culinary excellence. Come and taste the finest of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. Indulge in one of our craft cocktails or house made soda's. Experience your meal surrounded by our warm, rustic decor that makes your dining experience unlike any other. Join us this evening, and treat our home like you would your own. As we say in Arabic, “El dar darak,” our house is your house.

Reservations on Open Table for the restaurant only; for lounge reservations call 202-803-1677.

Pasha Land
Moroccan | Gaithersburg
12 reviews

Enjoy the best homemade authentic Moroccan & Mediterranean food you've ever had. We offer a friendly family atmosphere and are located in the unique Kentland’s Square Market Shopping center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

TurCuisine
Mediterranean | Herndon
13 reviews

The hottest restaurant in Herndon, VA brings you all the best from Turkey & the Mediterranean. The colors and design will take your breath away. The exquisite food will leave an unforgettable taste in your mouth and the friendly staff will make you realize why Turkish people are considered to be one of the most hospitable people in the world.

Bistro du Soleil - VA
Mediterranean | Alexandria
9 reviews

Enjoy authentic Mediterranean food in the heart of Alexandria, VA.

Jerusalem Restaurant & Catering
Mediterranean | Falls Church
Reviews coming soon

We are please to bring you authentic natural Mediterranean - Middle Eastern cuisine prepared fresh with our traditional recipes. Our focus is to create delicious nutritionally balanced entrees.

Jerusalem Restaurant is enjoyed by so many through the presence brought by the crossroads of the world. Our menu consists of traditional home-style Middle Eastern cuisine. Major favorites like our Makluba (a traditional upside-down rice, vegetable and roasted chicken or tender lamb) and Kebbeh Balls (a delicious hand-made specialty stuffed with fine ground lamb, spices and pine nuts then flash fried).

Brasserie Monte Carlo
French | Bethesda
44 reviews

If you are looking for a unique place to go for brunch, lunch, or dinner, Brasserie Monte Carlo is the place to go. Stepping into the restaurant, one can not help but notice the beautiful mural (designed by Dianne Hoppman) that takes up the whole right wall, and the rustic decor that helps add warmth to the room. Sonny Abraham owner/chef of Brasserie Monte Carlo has been in the restaurant business since 1985. Sonny has done a wonderful job of staffing his restaurant with only the best. He personally completed his culinary training in Lausanne, Switzerland and his matre d' worked at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. It is truly a team effort at Brasserie Monte Carlo, at times you may even see Sonny waiting on a table to help his staff out, or helping in the kitchen or even providing wine service. Sonny's goal is to bring the taste of Washington's well known restaurants to downtown Bethesda but for a fraction of the cost maintaining quality, value and service.

Greek Islands Grill
Greek | Silver Spring
14 reviews

Owners Agie Ziotis and Christina Xenohristos invite you to get lost in a labyrinth of traditional Greek dishes with a twist. Submit to the Siren song of fresh flounder stuffed with spinach and feta cheese, or be thunderstruck by the Lamb Giouvetsi -- oven-baked and served over orzo in a red sauce. Then, wash down an a-meze-ing mix of appetizers with a glass of Kourtaki Retsina while listening to live Greek music on Thursday nights.

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro - Clifton
Mediterranean | Clifton
18 reviews

Welcome to Rosemary's Thyme Bistro, your friendly neighborhood restaurant. We hope you feel at home with us and enjoy our hospitality and efficient service. Please be assured that all our dishes are made from scratch, prepared with the freshest ingredients available, and offered at the best value. If it’s anything less, please let us know.
Try our house specialty fresh pasta, aged prime steaks, daily fresh fish, delicious starters, pidés and kebabs. Experience Saturday and Sunday brunch at Rosemary’s a popular event in neighborhood. Come often, bring friends for a casual dinner, or celebrate your special occasions with us. Bon appétit!

Caprese, A Mediterranean Grill
Mediterranean | Alexandria
1 review

Enjoy a taste of a contemporary interpretation of the Mediterranean by Caprese. Step inside our calm and warm colored dining room to experience a menu that uses traditional ingredients and cuisine from the Mediterranean and delivers them to you in a way that you cannot find anywhere else in Old Town Alexandria.

You can still find your favorite traditional dishes like the Caprese salad, but reinterpreted with a creamy burrata mozzarella cheese. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try entrees that take ingredients from throughout the Mediterranean and deliver a flavor you will want to try over and over again.

Trattoria Da Franco
Italian | Alexandria
13 reviews

Trattoria da Franco has been the most successful restaurant in Old Town for the past 27 years. Its owner, Franco Abbruzzetti, the award-winning executive chef, guarantees the excellence, great taste and high quality of any dish in his restaurant. For those who love the special blend of atmosphere, cuisine and Italian wines, Franco provides a total experience. The Pasta that served here, is home made, as well as the Italian bread that compliments every meal. Each dish is served with pasta or vegetables. All vegetables, meat, fish and chicken are fresh and personally selected by Franco. It's the question of honor for this chef de cuisine, who selects market fresh products daily. Wine quality is at the optimum level in Trattoria, an important detail that assessed by Franco as well. Trattoria da Franco is the home of traditional Roman cuisine, as many politicians from Capitol Hill and famous celebrities have discovered. The neighborhood loves this restaurant.

Kabob Bazaar
Persian | Bethesda
2 reviews

Kabob Bazaar is delighted to serve the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with authentic Persian cuisine since December 15, 1993.Traditional instrumental Iranian music is played lightly throughout the restaurant, allowing customers to be introduced to a small but significant part of the beautiful Persian culture. Paintings displaying people, places, and designs pertaining to the Iranian culture. Samovars, traditional pots used to boil water and brew aromatic Persian tea, are placed behind the bar. Many customers sit at the bar and enjoy the traditional hot tea while socializing.Kabob Bazaar's delicious kabobs are freshly prepared daily and cooked right before your eyes on our open-fire grill. We also offer delicious daily specials. Our homemade bread is also made to order, crisp and hot in our tanoor clay-oven. We hope to see you at Kabob Bazaar very soon!