The Daily Dish, A Restaurant & Catering Company
The Daily Dish, A Restaurant & Catering Company

The Daily Dish, A Restaurant & Catering Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thedailydishrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3015886300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm, Sunday: 8:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday: 12:30pm - 5:30pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jerry Hollinger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are a full service catering company that offers everything from corporate breakfasts to buffet lunches to French service dinners. We tailor our menus to your tastes, the season and the event. We are comfortable catering for parties as small as two and as large as 1,000. We can provide servers, chefs, bartenders and support staff. In addition, we will work with you to ensure all your needs are met, including furniture and linen rentals, flowers, music, an event planner and whatever else you may need. Please email jerry@thedailydishrestaurant.com or call us.
  • Special Events: Sign up for our newsletter for information on our Artist Evening, Beer Dinners, Smackdowns, Sign and Sup and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East West Highway
  • Public Transit: We are a five minute ride from the Silver Spring metro and a 10 minute ride from Bethesda metro. Take the Ride-On #1 from Friendship Heights or Silver Spring metro & the stop is directly in front of the Daily Dish on Grubb Road. Or the J1,2 or 3 between Silver Spring and Bethesda.Get off at East West Highway & Grubb Road. We are two blocks south.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plentiful parking in the shopping center"s public lot.
A word from The Daily Dish, A Restaurant & Catering Company
At the Daily Dish, the focus is on comfort food that is seasonally inspired, sustainable and locally sourced. We believe that the Farm to Fork experience benefits everyone from small farmers to our diners. We visit local produce markets to purchase seasonal, fresh produce. Our pita, focaccia & pizza dough are made daily. Our salmon & chicken are organic. We use fresh, pasture fed beef. We make our mozzarella, pickles, sauces, dressings & vinaigrettes in house from scratch. The cocktail bar has local tap beer, fun cocktails and a varied wine list. We follow these principles to cater your special event.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
The Daily Dish, A Restaurant & Catering Company reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)great for brunch (21)great for outdoor dining (15)kid-friendly (15)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (8)special occasion (4)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch and was very disappointed with the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went here because they offer organic, locally-sourced food and a friend of mine is very limited in what she will eat. The waiter was very accommodating to her food needs. When our food was delivered, my cheeseburger was well done instead of rare. I caught my waiter's eye but he continued to sweep up & it was 5 minutes before he inquired what the problem was - so long that I considered bringing my plate to the counter. My cheeseberger was ultimately replaced with a rare one & the waiter knocked off part of the price, but I was left waiting with no food while my husband and guest were eating. My husband's pizza was very good, as was my salad. The servings are quite small & pricey; I'm not sure whether I'll be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful neighborhood place
    skylonsevenVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Daily Dish is terrific restaurant, even if you are not from the neighborhood. But if you are lucky, they are neighbors. The food is fantastic, and the service friendly and helpful. Our meals were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Claude
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The six in our party thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    SarahC
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our waiter was amazing- he was so energetic, outgoing, thoughtful and funny- he kept us laughing the entire time! The good was good and so were the drinks that we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would Try Again Based on the Menu
    IntelqubedVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went here for brunch. Sat at the bar, with a window view seat. It was a narrow restaurant but it was serviceable. They had a bloody mary bar which was actually pretty cool allowing you to customize your order and go to the bar to finish your options. I thought that was a good touch although I did not have one. The coffee was excellent as it was dark and rich. I ordered the Lox Benedict, which unfortunately, just ok. They use house smoked salmon which was not particularly flavorful or maybe it was because the flavor was overpowered by the spinach. The hollandaise sauce was also a bit bland. The service was ok although they tried to delete my reservation once I sat down versus giving me credit for the reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun brunch
    Nice2go
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had never been to the Daily Dish before but when my husband won a gift card for the restaurant we knew we would go. A very pleasant experience. We went for Sunday brunch. Our service was excellent. Fun,informative waiter and a generally casual,mark yourself at home atmosphere. Very good Bloody Mary and a delicious frittata. Many good choices on the menu. We,d like to go again for dinner sometime.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd time's NOT a charm
    rtn37VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I tried this restaurant several months ago and was very underwhelmed. I decided to give it another try this past weekend and my opinion didn't change one bit. Food is mediocre and the setting is chaotic/underprofessional.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice, very nice!
    japrufrock
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Interesting menu, excellent food, pleasant service, bartender makes a helluva good martini... all in all a first choice place!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gretchenVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    this is one of DC's best!!!! totally unprepossessing.... a wonderful surprise
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Lunch!
    cparkVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    You would never imagine such a great gem would be found in this out of the way small strip plaza. The service was awesome and food great. I had the soft shell crab which was a bit on the small side but done to perfection. My lunch mate had the salmon salad and she could not stop raving about it. A quite large piece of salmon again done to perfection. This was my first trip but definitely not my last. I can't wait to go back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ehhh....it was ok
    BigWVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    There were a lot of good reviews on here, but the experience underwhelmed. It is a narrow restaurant, the tables are packed in very close together and the general ambiance is nothing special. It is very much trying to be a hip, locavore place, but it just doesn't quite manage to feel more than a bit bohemian. The service felt like they were struggling to keep up with the Sunday brunch crowd. The food, when it arrived, was fine. It didn't blow me away, but it wasn't horrible either. If it was closer to me, I can see going again. It wasn't objectionable, it just didn't wow me. Location matters - this place is hardly in restaurant row, less competition means it can get away with a few rough edges. Don't go out of your way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rock Creek Neighborhood Charm
    Mowill
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love this place. Very kid friendly and they have properly treated and local food. Highly recommend them!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    It was my mother's 84th birthday. Picked her and my father up from their retirement community and ran into traffic on Colesville Rd. When we arrived the host/waiter welcomed us warmly. We enjoyed splitting a salad and two of the entrees. We don't drink so didn't order any wine. Not a problem. They were gracious and treated us like valuable customers although this was our first visit. In the middle of our meal the power went out. The bill had to be hand done and we left in a downpour. All that being said . . .we'll be back. Thank you, The Daily Dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    ChevyDan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went there for mother's day. As usual the food was great. They have a nice variety of vegetarian as well as carnivore dishes. I like their wine by the glass selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seemed overwhelmed on Mother's Day
    BigFan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First, let me say I've never had a bad meal at Daily Dish. This latest evening we went was a bit of a disappointment, though, compared to their usual "very good." They did seem a bit frantic and overwhelmed on Mother's Day. Their rising popularity may have made for a bigger crowd than last year. Seems like they just needed more help that evening! While I understand this was perhaps an off night, for these prices I want a bit more care taken with the meal-- burger and 1/2 roasted chicken were tasty but dry, for example. The Daily Pasta dish was good (I forget the name of it) with a terrific sauce. Scallops were delicious, but only 3 of them. . . Great little place, though a bit pricey. I especially love lunch with friends there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day brunch was outstanding and - the food so fresh and tasty. They were very busy - so the servers had their hands full - but remained smiling
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Still my favorite restaurant for crab cakes, and the first course of mussels with sausage is a good addition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 196 reviews are from the The Daily Dish, A Restaurant & Catering Company reviews archive.
  • Who Knew?
    BowtieVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Hidden in an otherwise unimpressive strip mall in a quiet unassuming neighborhood, is quite a find. The Daily Dish is a true find - organic, local farm, fresh, flavorful, innovative, and accessible to all palates. This is a restaurant that will become my new regular. Great wines, great specials, kid and dog friendly.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Emily
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Good main courses, sides a little disappointing. Menu confusing. Overall good place.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    Allison
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The brunch at the Daily Dish was awesome! I had the make your own bloody mary bar which was tons of fun :) and then the brioche french toast which was the highlight of the day. It was pretty sweet, so if thats not your thing then you may not like it as much but oh, it was delicious. The sugar crytalized on the outside of the bread so it was crunchy while being soft on the inside all at once. I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not order Mimosas for brunch.
    maarmianVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Do not order Mimosas for brunch. Too expensive in a small glass. Breakfast food was OK, Don't like the concept of having to pay for jelly, peanut butter etc. Would be helpful if whole wheat or grain bread would be a choice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not this time
    tthechtVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have been to this restaurant 3 times previously and really liked it. But this time we weren't told that there would be a birthday party of about 40 people and we (4 of us) would be the only non-party table in the restaurant. The shouting, laughing and total chaos was unbelievable. And we were in the middle of it. We couldn't hold a conversation and the service was slow. I fault the restaurant for not closing to the public for this private event. It was a ruined evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We have been many times, for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. The restaurant always gives you a personal feel, and the quality is something you can count on. this was my first brunch there. I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch spot
    PZA2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Outdoor seating and dog friendly and great food! Great spot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Foodie
    LoveFood
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food is high quality, source regionally and well prepared. The noise level on a Sat evening was high (90) Not so romantic as is modern chic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy but small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was yummy but the portion was on the smaller size. I had the salmon and although the salmon piece was an OK size, the accompaniment was very small. Would have liked more veggies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Those scones!
    Dishitout
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    OMG - the scones alone are worth going back for! Buttery, slightly sweet, elevated by the butter and raspberry jam - my friend and I not only had them before our mains, but decided that we needed to each take some home! The cranberry scones (and I'm not normally a cranberry fan) were flaky and light, with the appropriate amount of denseness. I think our eyes may have rolled back into our heads in delight at the first bite. Our server was very nice, but a bit scattered. I had the egg sandwich on challah with bacon and smoked gouda - the egg/bacon/cheese components were delicious, but the bread was dry. It needed some moisture, whether some tomato slices or a light dijon spread of some sort - something! But, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Daily Dish is a great
    mikeb
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Daily Dish is a great find in the neighborhood. Give it a shot and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Dishes are interesting, balanced and the proportions are just right. The tap is always fresh! The cocktails also are very good and make use of local/ regional offerings which grounds the place to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went for its Valentine's Day
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    went for its Valentine's Day 3-course dinner for $38. Oyster stew started the meal. It was creamy & came with several oysters. The half duck was nicely roasted, but disappointed because the skin wasn't crispy. my friend's steak was overdone, so the waiter quickly & without a problem, replaced it with one that was just grilled to the right degree of doneness. The flourless chocolate torte was not too sweet & very chocolaty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Saturday was the first
    differentdiner
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Last Saturday was the first time I dined at The Daily Dish. I met some friends there for brunch. The service was great and the food was awesome. Everything was fresh and hot. I would recommend this restaurant for brunch on the weekend. We weren't rushed like you are in some restaurants when you are there for brunch. It's a very low key, funky place with local art on the walls. They also have a make your own bloody mary's bar on the weekend which was kind of fun. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to folks and I do plan to go back there for other meals in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Sunday Brunch
    444east
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I rarely venture outside the District to dine with friends but brunch at The Daily Dish was definitely worth it. Perfect ambiance. Not too formal, not too casual. The service was efficient and the Eggs Florentine were divine. All for $18 including tip (without alcohol). Great deal. I will come back. 11 AM sunday was a great time. Noon was more crowded
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff was overwhelmed
    rekaulVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The staff was overwhelmed and service was sub par. I won't be going back. The food was fine but not worth the aggravation
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Fine Brunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This was my 2nd time at the Daily Dish for brunch. It's a nice little neighborhood spot with tasty food, friendly staff and nice ambiance. A lot of people come with their kids of different ages, which is really nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always!!!
    Kimmyt3VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The food was outstanding as always. Drinks mixed to perfection. Prompt and friendly service is always appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find for a vegan and foodie..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I recently stopped by The Daily Dish after hearing about their delicious vegan soups, and I must say I was not disappointed. I started with a bowl of the butternut squash soup. I can't even begin to describe how amazing the flavor was, I wanted to lick the bowl it was so perfect. They change their soups frequently and often offer multiple soups daily. I then ordered the veggie pizza with no cheese. The Daily Dish offers a soy cheese for the pizza but I prefer more toppings to cheese. The dough on the pizza had a great flavor and they definitely don't skimp on the toppings like most places. I had two glasses of wine, and was definitely impressed by the diversity and depth of the wine list. Great service, great food. I'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Enjoyed a lovely meal. The food and staff are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    My hubby and I had a wonderful dinner on Saturday night - we started with the beef sliders and caesar salad, then I had the butternut squash risotto, and he had the pepperoni & sausage pizza. It was empty when we got there around 6:00, but it picked up and was about half-full when we left - my guess is because of the holiday weekend. Staff was very attentive and responsive. Not exactly a warm and fuzzy type of place, but good spot for tasty and different food. Would go back again. :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as usual
    Kimmyt3VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Always great food and great service. First time for brunch. It was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good In The Neighborhood
    GreatServiceAtHarrysVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Enjoyed the food, great having a reliable restaurant so nearby.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.