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Sushiko - Chevy ChaseSushiko - Chevy Chase
1486 reviews
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Sushi | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Delicious as always. Fatty Tuna was the best ever. Nice selection of rolls, but I prefer the nigiri. More

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LIA'SLIA'S
3063 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great restaurant with excellent service! Loved the waitress we had, Yasmeen. Overall a great evening! More

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

Guapo’s is always good- we’ve been going here for years and have also had them cater graduation and other events at our home. Fajitas are terrific and the service is reliably good. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - BethesdaMorton's The Steakhouse - Bethesda
1703 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Clean the walls down. The picture on the walls where very dusty. More

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PassionFish - BethesdaPassionFish - Bethesda
1076 reviews
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Seafood | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Our server was often forgetful when were able to get his attention. We generously tipped him nonetheless but wouldn’t want to have him again. More

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Wildwood KitchenWildwood Kitchen
1060 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Wonderful crab cake special. Quiet enough to talk at moderate level. Comfortable room. More

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True Food Kitchen - BethesdaTrue Food Kitchen - Bethesda
1221 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Service was great and the food was fantastic! Will definitely go again. More

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

We had such a wonderful time at Nada. Great food, accommodating a large party with lots of kids. More

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Black's Bar & KitchenBlack's Bar & Kitchen
2896 reviews
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Seafood | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Excellent! We sat outside on a lovely spring evening, enjoyed the ambiance as well as the soft shell crab special-the wild rice and fresh peas were amazing too, for one of us, and the other had a caesar salad, paired with an Old Bay Shrimp cocktail and mixed mushroom side. We will be back but hope they get a wider selection of fish for the summer! More

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Guardado'sGuardado's
1165 reviews
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Spanish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great food with way more delicious vegetarian options than I expected! More

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Seasons 52 - North BethesdaSeasons 52 - North Bethesda
5135 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The flatbreads are outstanding, be sure to try the scallion topped 5-mushroom version. The vegetarian lasagna was light and flavorful. The roasted whole head of cauliflower is good for spice averse folks, but I found it a bland although it was perfectly cooked. Overall, a great dinner. More

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PersimmonPersimmon
2161 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Birthday dinner was delicious. Dined outside on a beautiful Saturday night. Halibut was perfectly cooked and crab cakes were perfect. I noted when I made the reservation that my husband was celebrating a birthday but had to remind the restaurant. They also charged us for the dessert....overall wonderful restaurant and we will be back! More

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

Great brunch! More

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Mon Ami Gabi - BethesdaMon Ami Gabi - Bethesda
5324 reviews
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French | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The food, atmosphere and service were fantastic! We will definitely return! More

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The Irish Inn at Glen EchoThe Irish Inn at Glen Echo
1414 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Looking for a local pub/resturant where they may not know your name but do know your face, favorite food and drink of choice after a few visits, then the Irish Inn is your kind of place. Located off of McArthur Blvd in Glen Echo near the entrane to the Clara Barton parkway, the Irish Inn is a pub/resturant that carters to locals and those occasional travelors who come in for an after work drink or a hearty meal. Music on Monday nights feature Irish music in the pub which can be loud and the weekends feature different bands. Try the Irish Inn and soon you may find yourself becoming a regular. More

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

Food was excellent- service is attentive and quite good. Ambiance is a bit tired. We really enjoyed the food, seafood curries are good - naan is excellent. More

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Jaleo - BethesdaJaleo - Bethesda
3147 reviews
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Spanish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Jaleo, what a great place and a great way to start an exceptional weekend. I am thrilled to let everyone know how much the combination of delicious food and high class service contribute the success of an evening birthday surprise celebration. There is only one way to ensure the truthfulness of this statement: Go see for yourself. More

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

The service was great. With so many beers our server seemed to be able to point our guests in the right direction. Mussels were perfect as usual and the flat breads were a hit for the table. Big fan of the Kennett Sq mushroom selection. This was a relaxed business meeting. Perfect location. More

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

Sometimes a restaurant is hit or miss. This visit was a miss. My omelette was way over cooked, brown and just tasted terrible. Didn’t want to make a fuss and ruin my friend’s experience. More

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

Excellent service and the food was great. Unfortunately their menu only has brunch on the weekends (before 5:00 pm)but we were able to decide on the steak with chimichurri, bernaise sauce and eggs. Would love to have other non brunch choices on the weekends for lunch. The chocolate croissant for dessert was fantastic. More

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

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The food we had was both healthy and absolutely delicious. The service was efficient and extremely friendly. We were able to sit outside, which was much less noisy than inside, and since it was a balmy evening, it was very pleasant. I would willingly go back! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - BethesdaRuth's Chris Steak House - Bethesda
1428 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Celebrated Mother’s Day with a large dining party of 10 here (in addition to a newborn baby). Staff was accommodating and service was stellar from start to finish. More

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

Overall, I was impressed with Pinstripes. I went for lunch with some very picky ladies who all remarked that they liked the ambiance. I started with stuffed mushrooms, which were very tasty. I also had the baby back ribs and they were okay. The description included balsamic barbecue sauce, but there was very little. The ribs had a rub, but I’m a sauce girl. Also, they were cooked a little well-done for my liking, but others at the table thought they were good. The mac and cheese seemed like just mac with a little parmesan sprinkled on top, so I had to send it back and get the fries which were very good. Everyone else at the table really enjoyed their food (spaghetti and meatballs, a burger and a chopped salad with shrimp). The bread pudding was excellent! I’ll definitely go back. More

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

Great atmosphere, pretty good food but overpriced and the service needs some work. More

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

Medium Rare is a fun concept. The food is delicious and the service is always great. The price of the beer and wine seems a little high to me. The desserts are a home run- Never disappoints. More

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

Coworkers going to dinner after putting in a Saturday of overtime. Needed a good meal, a great margarita and a stress reducer. Uncle Julio’s fit the bill perfectly. The food was wonderful, the grapefruit margaritas hit the spot, and we all left full, laughing and stress free. More

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

My husband and I took a friend visiting from out of town. The weather was nice enough to allow us to sit out on the patio. The waitstaff were friendly, cheerful and responsive without over-hovering or interrupting our chatter. The food was WONDERFUL -- our friend could not get over how much salmon was stuffed into her crepe, and my husband said his burger was perfect. Really an all-around success! More

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

We came here for Mother's Day Brunch. We had 12 people reservation, and I got there half an hour earlier to meet everyone. The table was ready in advance, they seated me immediately and readied the table. Then 4 of our party cancelled due to a car accident and they didn't say a word. The service was outstanding the whole time - attentive staff, quick service of drinks, and easygoing when people would change their minds or couldn't decide. The buffet was very nice - everyone kept getting seconds and thirds. Though it went from 11 to 4, to the very end they kept replenishing the food so there was always plenty and everyone could try everything. There was an array of breakfast items, as well as a full lunch menu, wide variety of salads, everything for every taste. The decor was very elegant, I was happy we picked this place for our special occasion. Highly recommend! More

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

Finally found the best dosa in DC! Bethesda Curry Kitchen features cuisine from Hyderabad as well as other parts of India. There are plenty of Indian restaurants in Bethesda, and a few excellent ones in DC (Rasika, for example), but none of them come close to making masala dosas the way we had them in Hyderabad. Warm, crispy "pancake" wrapped around a potato / curry mix with coconut chutney and sambar. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem, and was packed on a recent Saturday night. Give it a try! More

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

Excellent local eatery! We need to come here more frequently! More

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Summer House - North BethesdaSummer House - North Bethesda
1495 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Had a great lunch there - service was prompt but not rushed and food was delicious! More

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

Food and service were absolutely amazing. More

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

Amazing food. Excellent service. Would recommend to a friend. More

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City Perch Kitchen + Bar – North BethesdaCity Perch Kitchen + Bar – North Bethesda
1051 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

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Today was my girlfriends birthday. She wanted to do brunch some place different with nice ambience. City Perch Kitchen definitely delivered with its farm to table food options and patio seating. Bravo! More

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

A few of us went there on Thursday night. The food was great. Our server was great and we all had a good time visiting. There were times it was a bit loud but not overwhelming. I would recommend. More

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

We always enjoy a family meal at Rock Bottom. Something for everyone- even the vegetarian at the table. More

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

It was amazing good food More

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

So delicious! We arrived early and they let us sit and relax for a few minutes. Lovely bohemian asthetic with unique menu. Highly recommend. More

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

Food and service are good. Is not noisy so one can carry a conversation. More

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

For a Mother’s Day Brunch the service was polite, the food was warm when it arrived and the waiter attentive. It made for a relaxing and enjoyable celebration. My only complaint was that because of the hard surfaces in the restaurant the noise level made talking and hearing each other very difficult. I would definitely recommend the restaurant! More

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

Great authentic place with lots of options. More

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Benihana - BethesdaBenihana - Bethesda
1342 reviews
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Japanese | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great spot for a birthday with the family. Chefs are fun, service was good, experience overall was what we wanted. More

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The Corby KitchenThe Corby Kitchen
103 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

This place is in the North Bethesda Marriott. Like any hotel restaurant prices are a little high. However food is great and well worth price. Waitstaff is efficient, knowledgeable & friendly. Menu is small but covers everything you could want from soup to salads to burgers & great deserts. There is a complete bar that will make any drink you want. I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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

Wonderful "breakfast buffet." Nice selection with fresh fruit, omelets to order, both chicken they explained that they can't get them any longer (we had no idea they were not made in house) but they were still trying as so many people have been asking. For comment sake only, I would have liked to see eggs benedict on the buffet. You can order them off the menu, however. Ordered mimosas as well - nicely served with a strawberry. Made for a festive Easter Sunday brunch that didn't include the "kitchen sink" as so many do with what I call "dinner selections." I realize some people like all that, however. We'll be back - probably for Mother's Day now that we've discovered Coopers Mill. More

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Bethesda Diners' Choice Winners

Bethesda's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Sushiko - Chevy ChaseSushiko - Chevy Chase
1486 reviews
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Sushi | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Delicious as always. Fatty Tuna was the best ever. Nice selection of rolls, but I prefer the nigiri. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - BethesdaMorton's The Steakhouse - Bethesda
1703 reviews
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Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Clean the walls down. The picture on the walls where very dusty. More

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

Guapo’s is always good- we’ve been going here for years and have also had them cater graduation and other events at our home. Fajitas are terrific and the service is reliably good. More

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LIA'SLIA'S
3063 reviews
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Italian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great restaurant with excellent service! Loved the waitress we had, Yasmeen. Overall a great evening! More

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Seasons 52 - North BethesdaSeasons 52 - North Bethesda
5135 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The flatbreads are outstanding, be sure to try the scallion topped 5-mushroom version. The vegetarian lasagna was light and flavorful. The roasted whole head of cauliflower is good for spice averse folks, but I found it a bland although it was perfectly cooked. Overall, a great dinner. More

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Guardado'sGuardado's
1165 reviews
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Spanish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Great food with way more delicious vegetarian options than I expected! More

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

The service was great. With so many beers our server seemed to be able to point our guests in the right direction. Mussels were perfect as usual and the flat breads were a hit for the table. Big fan of the Kennett Sq mushroom selection. This was a relaxed business meeting. Perfect location. More

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

We had such a wonderful time at Nada. Great food, accommodating a large party with lots of kids. More

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Jaleo - BethesdaJaleo - Bethesda
3147 reviews
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Spanish | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Jaleo, what a great place and a great way to start an exceptional weekend. I am thrilled to let everyone know how much the combination of delicious food and high class service contribute the success of an evening birthday surprise celebration. There is only one way to ensure the truthfulness of this statement: Go see for yourself. More

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PassionFish - BethesdaPassionFish - Bethesda
1076 reviews
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Seafood | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Our server was often forgetful when were able to get his attention. We generously tipped him nonetheless but wouldn’t want to have him again. More

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Discover Bethesda

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.

Discover Bethesda

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.