City Perch Kitchen + Bar – North Bethesda

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Contemporary American

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North Bethesda’s culinary destination, serving contemporary comfort food sourced from nearby farms & waters. We offer unique, playful dishes that enhance the flavors of ingredients. Indulge in our menu. As our guest, view our open kitchen & Seafood Raw Bar. By day, our dining room is a natural-light-infused social scene for a group meeting. By night, we are an intimate venue brimming with fireplaces & candle-lit spaces for romantic dinners & lively social hours. The sophisticated bar, lounge, and terrace are welcoming for before & after dinner drinks. Our handcrafted farm-to-glass cocktail menu is unique and inspiring; house-made syrups & infusions take cocktails to a new level. The boutique wine list of selections complements our diverse range of flavors, featuring small production wines from Maryland.
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Happy Hour: SIP. SNACK. SOCIALIZE.

Enjoy $5 Beer & Wine by the Glass, $7 Craft Cocktails and an Expanded Food Menu.
Monday-Friday | 4PM-7PM | At the Bar only

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2019

Ends: November 6, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

City Perch will be hosting a bountiful buffet for Thanksgiving, including all of your holiday favorites such as roast turkey, prime rib, homemade pies, and even a children's station. $58 per person, children (12 and under) are $20, and IPIC Access Gold+ Members receive 10% off of their total bill.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1118 People Are Saying
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T
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They have a full Keto menu (cocktails, entrees and dessert with carbs listed)! This is so awesome!!!

f
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is not great. Atmosphere is pretty but ambiance is loud and for a party of 6 I had a reservation and we were made to sit very cramped into a booth too small for us The food was disappointing as well

n
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience! Both my husband and I love it they have a keto menu. It used to have many more choices but we appreciate the fact that it even exists. We usually get the keto dessert but did not this time and really missed it! Our waitress was lovely and cognizant of our need to eat quickly and then get to a movie on time.We are always surprised at the restaurant is not more crowded.

DY
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, staff was excellent from the bar to the restaurant. Only downside for our party was that the bathroom is shared with the movies (outside of the restaurant).

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Late to serve meal. Waited an hour. Fish was bland and tasteless

H
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed myself. Food was great.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and a great atmosphere.

TS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The hostess was incredibly rude when she seated us. Our server forgot things such as lemon for water, salt and pepper, butter for the toast. We had to ask him repeatedly for things.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at the bar. After ordering we received the wrong appetizer. The bartender who took the order never acknowledged the mistake. Pretty quickly we received the correct appetizer which was cold. In taking a second bite I pulled a 10” long hair from my mouth. A second bartender watched me do this and got a manager. His offer was to get us a round of drinks on him. We told no thanks and left. Terrible food and service. Don’t bother with this place, it’s awful.

GC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a great time having dinner here with some girlfriends. We ordered a few appetizers and the bread platter and oysters were both delicious. I ordered the blue crab salad, which was very light and good. I was trying to go for a healthier option, so it's probably not the tastiest thing on the menu. Our service was pretty good and the atmosphere was really nice for a birthday.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, service food, setting truly comfortable and lovely... tuna crudo, salmon, short ribs and duck entrees were all fantastic. The duck roll appetizer was not nearly as special as everything else... desserts - the dark chocolate donut, the red velvet ? Can’t remember the name - but wow! We will definitely be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night

JF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I dine for brunch and we love the food. The booth seating were totally worn and definitely needs replacing but the food was still great.

p
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Perfect spot to grab dinner before a show at AMP, thought the food was pretty expensive ($160 for two including wine), but figure that is part of the convenience. Delicious Duck Egg Rolls, Popovers were good but not great. Cauliflower steak good, salad good. Bronzino good, but a very small portion.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the setup of the place. Had a real chill vibe to it. Loved how the bar looked. The food was so good. Had the beef ribs which were amazing. Had the trio of breads which were also amazing. If you like unique combinations of foods this is the place to be for that.

VH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The greet started us out on a bad foot. The server shouted from across the bar, then when I mentioned the reservation, he told me to wait a minute while he grabbed menus then just took off and said to follow. Reservations are pointless there if you ask for any special request, it was my birthday. The manager started us out and when the server came by it felt like we were being rushed. Our meal ended and we asked the manager to snap a picture for us, he then openly made fun of us to another staff member. Try not to make fun of your guests in ear shot next time. Our party was all servers and bartenders, so we get hiccups happening. This wasn’t a hiccup, this was lazy staff and them having no care in the world. Wouldn’t recommend unless you’re bored.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great!

LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good.

K
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They have a good brunch menu - the bread basket isn't listed but it's yummy. I loved the al fresco seating!

CK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the ambiance was lovely - beautiful evening so the doors to outside were open and it was lovely. Peace, ck

V
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken and waffles, chicken was dry and overcooked, waffles were dry too.

e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food (as always), fantastic service (Thanks, Elio!), and a lovely place to celebrate our Grandmother’s 93rd birthday!

KB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in to the time we walked out, the service was on point. Food was awesome even tho we could not partake in the recommended starter for the restaurant week, our server hooked us up with another starter that was an awesome choice. I would defiantly recommend this place for any type of occasion. Thank you for your awesome service and food.

JR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us all ordered from the Restaurant Week menu although we had our reservation before we knew it was Restaurant Week. Everything was delicious. The starter was a sampler of shrimp cocktail, a shooter of pea soup, and a potato croquette. Two of us had the short ribs, and the others had the chicken and the scallops. The servings were large and came with nice accompaniments. The dessert was huge: a chocolate-filled donut AND a raspberry Pavlova with ice cream. We ordered the bread tray on the side. Service was excellent. One of the guests knocked over a wine glass, and they were quick to wipe up the spill and replace the linens. We sat away from the bar area in an alcove with maybe 6 tables, so the noise level was low. I would definitely return.

EL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food is ok but nothing special. The drinks and wine are all way overpriced. You can get a much better dinner elsewhere for the value of what you would spend here. The breadboard, however, is really good and worth it! Everything else is just meh

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was good but my fiancé found a long hair in his food. Instead of apologizing/discounting our meal, our waitress and the manager joked about how “that’s not part of the recipe”. Very disappointing for the amount we spent there.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at City Perch Kitchen & Bar. The restaurant is very nice and our sons especially liked the bread appetizer which included 6 different kinds of delicious breads and spreads to go with each one.
The cocktails were tasty and all of the dinners were good. I would go back to City Perch and recommend to friends.

YM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The salmon portion compared to its price was not fair at all. I've been to several luxury restaurants, so far. Non of them provided such a small portion of fish for that price. It was really disappointing and all my guests mentioned that.

The burgers and chickens were really good.

It was my birthday, and we had a cake with ourselves. One of your personnel told us that we are not able to open that cake in your restaurant unless we pay $25. That made us to go to Starbucks by walk under such a rainy weather to eat the cake!

Overall, the food quality was good. However, I don't think I would organize any other gathering in your restaurant.

GB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perfect for a birthday celebration. Since we had a reservation, they led us to a nice private dining area for our party of 7. Service wasn’t the fastest but they are very friendly as well as very patient while we were indecisive about what to order. Everything we had was delicious albeit on the pricey side. Would come back but just on special occasions. When we left they also made sure that we validated our parking tickets.

M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

When I booked on Open Table, I was notified that I was to receive a “special”, which was a free appetizer and a cookie. The server said that the special was only for people who had been to the movies. I don’t recall anything re going to the movies on the original post.

o
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benny was an excellent server and made the best latte ever. The branzino was just perfect.

T
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We took friends who just retired and moving from the area to City Perch for their first time. They seemed very pleased with the restaurant...food and ambiance. They indicated they wish they had more time to revisit... We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was a birthday celebration and while we were seated early we were sat in a pretty high traffic area; that is of course in lieu of requesting to be seated at a booth with the host. I was told because they had such large parties that we could not be seated there. The booths remained empty the entire dining experience. So we could have been sat per the request elsewhere. Additionally, the drinks came out after our appetizers and even entrees. The server was very nice and apologetic regardless and provided excellent service overall.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Waiter was great. So was ambience. Definitely going back.

E
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their honey-dipped cornbread with goat cheese is to die for! Service was great, food during happy hour and off their normal menu are of good value for the money. Convenient if you are getting a bite to eat during/after a movie at the iPic.

DN
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Went for lunch and unless you want a burger don’t go. That’s really all they serve at lunch

TG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was wonderful. Love it there!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service is great. The food...it’s all, like, a good idea. But everything is just, blah. My shrimp and grits were so under seasoned, and so was my friend’s short rib. The bread board is the best thing on the menu. I keep coming here because I want it to Be good...it’s always underwhelming.

RB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and live jazz on Saturday evening was quite nice. Grown up space!

GP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice place but pricey. Food and drinks were very good. The waitress was nice but seemed to be inexperienced (college student maybe). There were long waits between bringing water, taking our order, bringing drinks and bringing food. A dinner for two that should not have taken more than an hour and a half, turned out to be over two hours...and they weren’t that busy.

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