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Sushiko - Chevy ChaseSushiko - Chevy Chase
1407 reviews
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Sushi | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Always yummy and surprises on the menu abound. Cocnsistently wonder for the last 30 years! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - BethesdaMorton's The Steakhouse - Bethesda
1644 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We had wonderful steaks grilled exactly as requested. It’s restaurant week and the value is outstanding. The waitstaff and management makes the ambiance so engaging. We’re ready to return at any time. More

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JuliiJulii
48 reviews
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Mediterranean | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Our meal at Julii was outstanding. From the moment we walked in the door, service was friendly and professional. It was obvious everyone was enjoying what they were doing. Chef Sasha has found his place with the guys from the Cava team. The food was beyond wonderful, presentation was lovely and truly unique. Being there for a birthday celebration that was elevated to an even higher level. Will be back often! More

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Guardado'sGuardado's
1118 reviews
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Spanish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

My family ate here this evening. The ambiance was fine, not too cramped, not too loud (even though we were near the kitchen - you'd never know it - and there was a full house.) The food was good, not great, but good. Our two teens were not pleased with the options, as there were no "plain" options and ketchup doesn't exist in the restaurant, but that is not unusual, and not a complaint. My husband loved his seafood casserole and wants to return. I had a sampling of tapas. The ceviche was tasty, but I had to hunt for the fish; the steak w/ cheese sauce was good; the brochettes were fine - nothing special. I enjoyed a nice glass of full bodied red wine and the tres leches dessert was good. Overall, I think this was a good restaurant and would recommend others try it. Our family of four ate well for $100 (plus tip). More

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Passage to India - BethesdaPassage to India - Bethesda
539 reviews
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Indian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Excellent service and delicious food as usual! Our family has been going to Passage to India since it opened. Hands down the best Indian restaurant in Bethesda. More

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Seasons 52 - North BethesdaSeasons 52 - North Bethesda
4926 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

It was Restaurant Week, so we shared a seasonal mushroom flatbread (very hot and tasty). I had the rainbow trout and my dad had the chicken. Desserts were key lime and raspberry cannoli. Rainbow trout was generously sized and perfectly cooked. Chicken was moist and delicious. Service was great — on top of our needs without being overly solicitous. See you next time! More

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PassionFish - BethesdaPassionFish - Bethesda
969 reviews
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Seafood | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

My server was fabulous. My food was delicious. I am furloughed, so just to get out of the house and have a hot meal was enjoyable. More

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PersimmonPersimmon
2102 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Very busy during Restaurant week for lunch but service and food still excellent and well priced. More

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Jaleo - BethesdaJaleo - Bethesda
3012 reviews
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Spanish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Delicious tapas, lovely cava. A wonderful birthday celebration. More

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Cesco OsteriaCesco Osteria
897 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We go for the excellent food and service, and equally as important the quiet atmosphere. We can hear each other which is rare in restaurants these days. More

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La FermeLa Ferme
2339 reviews
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French | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Lovely long lunch with friends. Love this restaurant and is a Washington institution! So fine, Yolanda M. Mamone More

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Mussel Bar & Grille - BethesdaMussel Bar & Grille - Bethesda
678 reviews
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Belgian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

My husband and I went to sample the Bethesda Restaurant Week dinner menu and were very favorably impressed with our selections! He enjoyed the Brussels sprout salad and I loved the roasted cauliflower soup. His mussels with chorizo and frites with selection of aoili’s were delicious and hearty. My trout with greens and winter vegetable purée was the best I’ve had in a long time and was satisfying as well as healthy. Desserts were outstanding! Loved my coconut pie drizzled with sea salt caramel paired with sorbet and he enjoyed the molten chocolate cake. Service was excellent and everyone from greeter to waitstaff was very friendly and efficient. We will definitely return soon and often! More

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LIA'SLIA'S
2988 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Food, service and atmosphere always great at Lia's. Great place for dinner or happy hour. More

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Mon Ami Gabi - BethesdaMon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
5080 reviews
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French | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

I love this place. Such a pleasant restaurant with great food. We went for restaurant week and had a very generous lunch. Their French Onion Soup is one of the best in town. Service was great too. Love that they give you a fresh loaf of bread with your meal. I just hope that the Purple Line doesn't disrupt it too much. The Purple Line will go right next to the outside seating. More

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Wildwood KitchenWildwood Kitchen
992 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Very good and nicely presented food. We had dinners at the WK a few years ago and found it much improved. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - BethesdaRuth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
1372 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

As always, melt in your mouth steak deliciousness. Great service. Quiet enough to share a conversation. More

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Barrel & CrowBarrel & Crow
727 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda and as we all know Bethesda has a plethora of restaurants! I highly recommend this place to anyone who asks. A colleague of mine asked about a nice restaurant to take his new wife to and I recommended Barrel and Crow. More

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Manoli CanoliManoli Canoli
104 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Good food, good service, warm and friendly local restaurant. More

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YuzuYuzu
164 reviews
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Japanese | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Staff texted before hand to ask about any special requests. Very attentive. More

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Medium Rare - BethesdaMedium Rare - Bethesda
309 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Fun place for dinner as long as you like steak. My only complaint is that it is too loud to allow for easy conversations. More

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The Irish Inn at Glen EchoThe Irish Inn at Glen Echo
1341 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo is a cozy place with good food and great service. Whether you are looking for a casual evening at the bar or a nice dining experience, the atmosphere is perfect. More

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True Food Kitchen - BethesdaTrue Food Kitchen - Bethesda
1067 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We loved our experience at True Food celebrating an anniversary. We’re in the middle of a Whole 30, and this was our first time going out to eat. The waiter was really helpful talking us through options and adaptations. We got the charred cauliflower (AMAZING), the grilled salmon with substitutions, and the burger (lettuce wrapped). We arrived around 6 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and it was pretty empty. By the time we left, it was almost full. The ambience is great, and management came by multiple times to check in and make sure we were taken care of. It’s a little pricey for us, but I know we’ll be back for special occasions! More

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Black's Bar & KitchenBlack's Bar & Kitchen
2832 reviews
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Seafood | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The food, service, ambiance were wonderful. Just wish the menu included the cost of various items. More

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Stella Barra - North BethesdaStella Barra - North Bethesda
300 reviews
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Pizzeria | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The brunch is one of the best on Rockville Pike... Now Pike and Rose is considered North Bethesda. Rare mix of Mex-italian flavor s. Would be good to see a do it your self Bloody Mary bar again, but the barman put together a second to none Mary! More

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Nada - N. BethesdaNada - N. Bethesda
69 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great service and a delicious cocktail. I would recommend that the waiters give a heads up that your street tacos are true to size. More

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Uncle Julio's - Bethesda RowUncle Julio's - Bethesda Row
435 reviews
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Mexican | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Excellent service and very good food. Looking forward to a return visit. More

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Praline Bakery & BistroPraline Bakery & Bistro
520 reviews
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Bistro | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

I love merguez baguette and my son pizza for kids. Almond cake is so yummy. But I have an issue with the fresh fruit. I ordered that twice but it was not fresh at all. More

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Duck Duck GooseDuck Duck Goose
413 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

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Excellent food and wine, quality is exceptional. Not cheap but worth every $. Will be returning soon. More

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SilverSilver
857 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Silver was a pleasant experience. I liked the extensive menu that offer options for people with different needs: guten free, vegetarian, low calorie options. We chose the salmon with asparagus and the greek style lamb meatballs and the entree of roasted tomatoes with quinoa. The food was tasty, the meatballs was my least favourite. I've had better meatballs at Cava Mezze. I would go again to this restaurant to try the brunch menu. More

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Arucola OsteriaArucola Osteria
113 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

It had been years since we were at this, our neighborhood, restaurant. One of the reasons we didn't go more often was the service. Many years ago, the servers were not as customer-centric as they could have been. Sometimes we even experienced surliness. Our waiter this week was friendly, courteous, efficient. We explained that we had a time constraint and he met the challenge without our feeling rushed. When I told him we'd stayed away for years, his reply was, "Shame on us!" I really appreciated that. We'll be back very soon! More

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Oakville Grille and Wine BarOakville Grille and Wine Bar
1089 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Wonderful local place w excellent food. We often go three times a week More

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Kapnos KouzinaKapnos Kouzina
1470 reviews
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Greek | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great service and excellent food! More

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Pinstripes - BethesdaPinstripes - Bethesda
175 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The food, location, staff, and the amazing server, Andrew made the best of Sunday funday. I am truly a fan of Pinstripes Sunday Brunch. I look forward to going back. This was a great place to spend time with my great friends! More

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Summer House - North BethesdaSummer House - North Bethesda
1330 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

THANK YOU TO THE HOSTESS FOR CALLING US WHEN ONE OF MY EXECUTIVES FORGOT HIS CELL PHONE THERE> More

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City Perch Kitchen + Bar – North BethesdaCity Perch Kitchen + Bar – North Bethesda
942 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Very good food and service. Enjoyed the experience. Had a business dinner, but would be great for a personal trip of any kind. More

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La PanetteriaLa Panetteria
712 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The atmosphere was very nice, we were seated in the atrium section. The service and food was really good. More

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Coopers Mill at BethesdaCoopers Mill at Bethesda
55 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The manager was excellent. The crab cake sandwich was outstanding. The french fried potatoes were too spicy. More

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Guapo'sGuapo's
58 reviews
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Mexican | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Except for me, all the diners were Mexican-Americans and amazing cooks. They all enjoyed the food. So did I! And they were delighted with the staff. More

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Marketplace Cafe - Nordstrom Montgomery MallMarketplace Cafe - Nordstrom Montgomery Mall
18 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great service which is so rare in the DC area. Good food also. Comfortable! More

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Del Frisco's Grille - N BethesdaDel Frisco's Grille - N Bethesda
698 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Excellent food and service. Prices are somewhat high, although specials are available. More

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CRAVE - BethesdaCRAVE - Bethesda
372 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Always excellent service! Two of us had burgers which were cooked perfectly and the fries were nice and hot. I had pasta with chicken and a moray sauce. Delicious. And my husband a chicken stir fry which was very good. Hailey was the manager and Ida our server. They were both outstanding. More

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Daily Grill - BethesdaDaily Grill - Bethesda
633 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Need. more Veggie options. More

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Terrain Cafe - BethesdaTerrain Cafe - Bethesda
70 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Cynthia was a great and attentive server. Highly recommend this locally sourced restaurant. More

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George's ChophouseGeorge's Chophouse
151 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

George’s was a great fine. Everything was delicious (Scallops, Lobster Tails, NY Strip, Beef Cheeks and more), ALL was mouthwatering yummy with a side of awesome service from Jules. 😋🍷🤗💃🏼 More

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Benihana - BethesdaBenihana - Bethesda
1196 reviews
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Japanese | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The food was good enough. There was a lady at our table who claimed to be allergic to meat and therefore had to have her food cooked separately before everybody else is so it took a really long time until we're able to eat that's the only negative of my review. More

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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - BethesdaRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Bethesda
100 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

It was so nice to go to a place with both great beer and food! I highly recommend the Lumpy Dog brew, and everyone was pleased with their appetizer and entree selections. More

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Himalayan Heritage RestaurantHimalayan Heritage Restaurant
49 reviews
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International | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Very reasonably priced. Well seasoned indian food. More

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Flanagan's Harp and FiddleFlanagan's Harp and Fiddle
29 reviews
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Irish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

If you want to have a good time, listen to the consistently best live local bands in Bethesda and dance the night away, you'll do no better than Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle. More

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Bethesda Curry KitchenBethesda Curry Kitchen
36 reviews
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Indian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Authentic And delicious Indian food. Works for vegans through meat eaters. Many dishes are gluten free. Have eaten dinner and at the lunch buffet- loved both. More

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Cafe Deluxe - BethesdaCafe Deluxe - Bethesda
400 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

This time the service was excellent and the food very good, except for the bread, which was stale and tasteless. The noise inside was deafening, however. Although the weather was nice and we could sit outside and avoid the noise on this occasion, we would NEVER go to Cafe Deluxe when we would have to sit inside. I would strongly recommend that management install some sound reducing technology, and improve the quality of the bread that is served. More

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Bethesda Diners' Choice Winners

Bethesda's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Manoli CanoliManoli Canoli
104 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Good food, good service, warm and friendly local restaurant. More

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Sushiko - Chevy ChaseSushiko - Chevy Chase
1407 reviews
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Sushi | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Always yummy and surprises on the menu abound. Cocnsistently wonder for the last 30 years! More

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JuliiJulii
48 reviews
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Mediterranean | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Our meal at Julii was outstanding. From the moment we walked in the door, service was friendly and professional. It was obvious everyone was enjoying what they were doing. Chef Sasha has found his place with the guys from the Cava team. The food was beyond wonderful, presentation was lovely and truly unique. Being there for a birthday celebration that was elevated to an even higher level. Will be back often! More

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Guardado'sGuardado's
1118 reviews
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Spanish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

My family ate here this evening. The ambiance was fine, not too cramped, not too loud (even though we were near the kitchen - you'd never know it - and there was a full house.) The food was good, not great, but good. Our two teens were not pleased with the options, as there were no "plain" options and ketchup doesn't exist in the restaurant, but that is not unusual, and not a complaint. My husband loved his seafood casserole and wants to return. I had a sampling of tapas. The ceviche was tasty, but I had to hunt for the fish; the steak w/ cheese sauce was good; the brochettes were fine - nothing special. I enjoyed a nice glass of full bodied red wine and the tres leches dessert was good. Overall, I think this was a good restaurant and would recommend others try it. Our family of four ate well for $100 (plus tip). More

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Seasons 52 - North BethesdaSeasons 52 - North Bethesda
4926 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

It was Restaurant Week, so we shared a seasonal mushroom flatbread (very hot and tasty). I had the rainbow trout and my dad had the chicken. Desserts were key lime and raspberry cannoli. Rainbow trout was generously sized and perfectly cooked. Chicken was moist and delicious. Service was great — on top of our needs without being overly solicitous. See you next time! More

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La FermeLa Ferme
2339 reviews
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French | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Lovely long lunch with friends. Love this restaurant and is a Washington institution! So fine, Yolanda M. Mamone More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - BethesdaMorton's The Steakhouse - Bethesda
1644 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We had wonderful steaks grilled exactly as requested. It’s restaurant week and the value is outstanding. The waitstaff and management makes the ambiance so engaging. We’re ready to return at any time. More

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Barrel & CrowBarrel & Crow
727 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda and as we all know Bethesda has a plethora of restaurants! I highly recommend this place to anyone who asks. A colleague of mine asked about a nice restaurant to take his new wife to and I recommended Barrel and Crow. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - BethesdaRuth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
1372 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

As always, melt in your mouth steak deliciousness. Great service. Quiet enough to share a conversation. More

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Wildwood KitchenWildwood Kitchen
992 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Very good and nicely presented food. We had dinners at the WK a few years ago and found it much improved. More

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Just a few miles northwest of DC lie Bethesda and Chevy Chase. This is a wealthy, sophisticated area populated by young, educated professionals exacting in their tastes, and an eclectic dining scene delivers. It’s become a dream destination for successful restauranteurs, with new arrivals raising an already demanding gastronomic bar. Like nearby Embassy Row, here, cuisine represents every continent. Szechuan Peking duck may neighbor Korean barbecue as easily as Greek shaved lamb and falafel. The smell of Indian chicken tikka masala may mingle with seared Peruvian chorizo, French coq au vin, Neapolitan pizza or Chesapeake seafood. With so many choices, you’ll find that tough competition delivers a variety of food worthy of a nation’s capital. It's no wonder DC was Bon Appétit’s 2016 pick for Restaurant City of the Year.