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Corella Café & Lounge, Bethesda, MD

Corella Café & Lounge

4.7
4.7
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Corella Café and Lounge features an all-day café experience with a focus on gourmet coffee, fresh pastries and made to order breakfast entrees. At lunch, Corella offers a unique rotisserie experience consisting of made to order salads and sandwiches with fast grab and go service as well as sit down dinning in our amazing open restaurant concept. In the evening, the lounge offers signature cocktails, local craft beers and carefully curated wines in our one of kind space. Enjoy small plates, flatbreads and entrees inside in or outside on our patio. Located in the heart of Downtown Bethesda Corella Café and Lounge offers customers a crafted and inspired dining experience. Take out dinning coming soon to Corella Café and Lounge.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (301) 656-2260
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Milton Colindres
  • Catering
    Catering is available upon request and our on site sales team is available to plan your event and take care of all of your needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Corella offers several spaces that can be reserved for semi private events. Corella offers a unique floor plan that can host a variety of events.
  • Neighborhood
    Bethesda
  • Cross street
    Corner of Wisconsin and Montgomery Avenue in the heart of downtown Bethesda
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Incredible Moments Be(GIN) Here

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Join us for our Happy Hour from 4:00 - 7:00 PM! Serving elevated cocktails, local craft beers and sharable plates. With our carefully curated menu, you’re sure to be delighted with every sip. Enjoy food specials, $9 well drinks, $2 off cocktails and so much more.

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What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

28 Reviews
  1. Ritz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant had an elegant ambiance w/a chic, modern decor infused w/textured, luscious scheme, soft lighting, luxurious furnishings, lounge comfortable seating with elbow room for an stylish vibe. The customer service was excellent, very attentive, and appropriate casual & nice conversation. They had a well-thought-out menu, a traditional bar, a good wine menu but the food was less than desirable….tasted like some unfrozen microwave dinner warmed up; however, my husband did thoroughly enjoy the latte. I’m not a drinker but I would say it’s a nice place for a romantic evening for a date to have drinks & converse.

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  2. Isabella

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy hour at Corella is the best! Loved the service and the tapas style food, all for a really good price. The cocktails are delicious too!

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  3. GailA

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unexpected great meal! The restaurant in the AC Hotel was beautiful and meal was delicious. I’ll definitely return when I visiting the area and would love it as a “go to “ neighborhood restaurant if I lived in the area.

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  4. Foodie25

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious. However, the 30 minute wait after I asked for my check brought the experience down a bit.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came into corella for a quick lunch with my coworkers and tried the Caesar salad and the rotisserie chicken melt. Everyone loved our meals and the service. Every employee we interacted with was pleasant and helpful, and we appreciated the suggestions Kaylin gave for our meal. I am very picky about my Caesar salads and this one was one my favorite. Will be back soon for their happy hour

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  6. JasonA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I just discovered a great new dining option in Bethesda. The dark, candle lit dining room provided great ambiance. Well crafted cocktails and a menu that offered a wide selection. The Merlot braised short ribs were fall-off-the-bone excellent. We’ll be back soon!

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  7. SterlingTraveler

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant had a private event and didn’t block off Open Table. If you make one in the evening, make sure you confirm with them directly too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It just took a while to get our plate settings, water, and bill

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This place might as well have no server. There’s no host, we spoke with a server and she sat us, but after 40 min we still hadn’t gotten our drinks; we noticed that they’re ready at the bar, so we just grabbed it ourself. Same deal with coffee after the meal, which we decided to cancel since it just wouldn’t arrive. Had it been self service, I wouldn’t complain, but it took us 3 hours to sit and get our food, grab drinks ourselves and still be expected to leave a tip!?

    1 person found this helpful

  10. DirkD

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Venue has no host! Had to run everything through bartender who was unaware of our reservation via Open Table app.

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  11. Britt

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. The decor was gorgeous, the service was lovely, and everything we got was delicious. We were pleased to find out it was also happy hour so we made sure to keep the drinks flowing. We will definitely return!

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  12. Scott

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. Obviously convenient and very relaxing after a busy day

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very affordable at happy hour 3-7. Don't need a reservation probably, more of a hotel restaurant. Great wings, queso, meatballs, and ok calamari. Wife had a great cocktail

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  14. JenG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Making a reservation was stressed but there’s absolutely no need. We walked in under the impression we had to wait to be seated to find out it’s all open seating.

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  15. Kdogcoot

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice little cafe in a hotel. Very quiet during the day.

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  16. SJSpector

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    1.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was there for breakfast, if you’re not doing the buffet, you order at the register, get a table number and they bring your food to you. They were not busy. I ordered a blueberry muffin and requested it heated, my husband ordered eggs, bacon and a side of toast. Everything was cold, even the coffee was lukewarm. Again, they were not busy. Forgot my muffin, reminded them and…. Cold! We do not recommend at all. Probably a nice place to go for a drink and sit outside.

    2 people found this helpful

  17. Alessandra

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The last time I was at this establishment, the service was abysmal, but they had a very large crowd, and seem to be understaffed. I didn’t write a review at the time because I thought perhaps it was just a bad night. My most recent visit proved me right. Our waiter very attentive and the food was good for the price point. Excellent atmosphere and conveniently located in downtown Bethesda with a parking garage next-door. I highly recommend.

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  18. Jespen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food overall was acceptable but the wait staff was slow and not very attentive. We split the bill with two friends; our waitress mistaking charge our card twice instead of charging our friend for their meal. Lastly, we saw a mouse in the restaurant Not a great experience.

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  19. FLC1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The atmosphere at Corella was quite nice and the food and drinks were decent. However, the service was lousy. It took forever to receive our drinks even though Corella was not overly crowded. In addition, we ordered several appetizers and were there for a few hours. The waitress did not clear the dishes and our table looked like a medieval feast.

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  20. cwhite

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lounge rather than restaurant (order at cashier and they bring food). Very good quality food and good service. As with most hotel offerings, prices are relatively high for what you get (my sandwich was $14).

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I hate to think I’m wasting more time on this place by writing a review, but it was that bad. We went for Valentine’s Day because it looked cute and they had a prefix menus that looked good. It started by not finding our reservation, but it not being an issue since there were plenty of tables … so why even mention it?! We were there for over an hour and a half, getting our order taken 30 mins in, getting only our drinks and apps (which were cold), and never getting our main course or desserts. I mean, it’s a prefix menu … like how are you not prepared for that? We asked the manager for our check and they disappeared for 10 mins before returning to reset a table across from us, no check in sight. We finally got our check from the third waitress we talked to that night. To put it in perspective the bar was able to serve three rounds of a full bar of people with food & drinks in the amount of time we sat there. As we left it took everything in me not to warn the people waiting to just turn around now.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. DeborahR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was very good. Service was excellent! We all had a great evening.

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  23. BaltimoreGirlFoodie

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Where do I begin? Corella is located off of the lobby of the AC Hotel in Bethesda. The interior is nice. Super large ornate chandeliers hang from the ceiling, very cute outdoor and indoor seating. There is a large bar in the middle of the room where most patrons sat. My friend and I decided to sit at one of the plush sofa tables off to the side of the bar. Right away the bartender, Adam came over to give us menus and ask about drinks. I ordered a glass of Cava and my friend the avectini. We placed a few dishes to order (calamari, quesadilla & paella) and we were off to a good start. Things got off the rails a little bit after. Once our food came out, we began to dig in. All of it very delicious (Definitely order the paella). However, as we were dining and chatting a homeless man approached our table and began to harass me. I asked him to walk away but did not feel safe at all as he walked to the seating in the lobby and stared at me from across the room. I give large kudos & appreciation to Adam for coming over to make sure I was okay and for getting staff to come. He is a gem. One of his coworkers though, is not. I wish I would’ve gotten his name; however while Adam was off getting some help, the gentleman came to the table and asked if we needed anything. I said no and if people were allowed to just walk in. He made a snarky remark to me with a tone before even inquiring about my question saying that the establishment is a hotel and anyone can walk in. Luckily Adam walked over and stated I had been harassed hence my question. The other gentleman proceeds to now become apologetic and say he didn’t know (because Adam backed me up) Adam doted on us the entire night after. Making sure we felt okay and even standing beside me when the guy re-entered the hotel. Again, I can’t sing his praises enough. This establishment could be great if it were not for the allowance of homeless people to enter and harass its patrons. Can’t say I’ll be back.
    Corella Café & LoungeResponded on February 15, 2023
    I want to thank you for taking time to fill out a review for Corella Cafe and Lounge. I am sorry that you experienced this unfortunate situation while dining with us. I am encouraged to hear that Adam treated you with the attention and care that we have come to expect from him. We do agree with you he is a Gem. We do take the security of our facility very serious. We were able to engage with the local police and this person has been arrested for issues he has caused in the area.

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  24. Mariaesaqui

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In search of a chill vibe to catch up with a friend or a nice date night, Corella Cafe and Lounge is the place for you. Stopped by on a Saturday night around 6, and it was the perfect spot for me. It was beautiful inside, chill vibes, no crowd, the noise level was low, plenty of seating, and the bartender was amazing. S/o to William!! He was so attentive, funny, and made awesome recommendations, and even gave us some background on the lounge. 👏 The place is so pretty; it has plenty of spots for cute photo ops. Food: 9/10 Ambiance: 10/10 (If you’re looking for a nice, chill vibe) Drinks: 10/10 Service: 10/10

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  25. OpenDiner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice open space. Not crowded Thursday at 6:30pm. Hotel is more full on Monday, Tuesday nights. Good flatbread and grilled tuna salad. Not sure if Opentable credited my account, but will check.
    Corella Café & LoungeResponded on January 19, 2023
    Thank you for visiting us and we are glad you enjoyed everything! We hope to see you again soon!

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  26. ShelbyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They were closed for a private event, but never called to cancel our reservations. We got there and were told we couldn’t eat because of the event and had to go walk around to find a different restaurant. It looks like a cool restaurant, but really bad management to not even tell us that our reservation is cancelled.

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  27. Christylaine

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was GREAT! It’s connected to AC Hotel so you will see a few people with their luggages..etc. some people will hang out there to work as well. I went for my birthday dinner with a few close friends and it was amazing! The small appetizers were DELICIOUS and tasteful. I ordered the Grilled Bistro Fillet steak and it was worth every penny. So tender and juicy, and they serve it on top of mash potatoes and string beans. We ordered half of the appetizer menu, and all 3 of the desserts (tres leches and cheesecake was bomb!). We enjoyed it. Our server BRI was very kind, and amazing! We stayed extra long to lounge around, and she was so sweet. Please come see her, and the food, and EVERYTHING! It was delicious and worth it.

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  28. shawn

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Brand new hotel Cafe and lunch. Came here for happy hour. I saw a few attractive deals. Came again for breakfast the next morning and they were backed up with people and had slow service. Once they add additional help, that should assist. The food was pretty good.
    Corella Café & LoungeResponded on November 17, 2022
    Hi Shawn, Thank you for leaving a review! Feedback like yours is valuable to us. It helps us continue to improve and provide the best possible service to customers like you. We hope to serve you again soon!

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FAQs

Corella Café & Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Corella Café & Lounge

4646 Montgomery Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Wisconsin and Montgomery Avenue in the heart of downtown Bethesda
  • Neighborhood
    Bethesda
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Milton Colindres
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (301) 656-2260
  • Catering
    Catering is available upon request and our on site sales team is available to plan your event and take care of all of your needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Corella offers several spaces that can be reserved for semi private events. Corella offers a unique floor plan that can host a variety of events.
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