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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM


2239 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
  • Great for Brunch (2)
  • Good for Groups (2)
Our mission is to bring you a seasonal menu, rooted in American tradition that showcases the Mid-Atlantic's ingredients. Our produce is organic or sustainable whenever possible; our meats are naturally-raised; our seafood wild or sustainable. We support local artisanal cheese makers, growers, ranchers, fisherman, and encourage you to do the same by buying local at our farmer's market or grocery.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
LUNCH: 11:30am - 2:30pm :: Fri
DINNER: 5:30pm - 9:00pm :: Tues - Thurs
DINNER: 5:30pm - 10:00pm :: Fri
DINNER: 5:00pm - 10:00pm :: Sat
LUNCH: 11:30am - 3:00pm :: Sat
BRUNCH 10:30am - 3:00pm :: Sun
LOUNGE: 4:00 pm until Close :: Tues - Sat
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Phone number
(301) 656-5515
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Miguel Pizarosso
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Parking details
A parking garage is located on Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street. $1 an hour and 'Retail Elevator' exists across the street from Redwood

There are 3 public garages within walking distance of Redwood. Garage parking is free on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Street parking is free on Sundays and holidays only. Copper meters have a one-hour time limit, blue meters have two hours and silver meters have nine or more hours.
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Public transit
The Bethesda Metro station is located only three blocks from the heart of Bethesda Row. Take the red line to Bethesda Metro Center.
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Special events & promotions
Oktoberfest Block Party in the Fall
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Redwood is Bethesda’s premier private event location. We offer a variety of packages that make us the perfect location for private, political, corporate, fundraising and media events as well as social celebrations such as birthday parties, weddings, Bar and Bat mitzvah’s and confirmations. Redwood’

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What 2239 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Redwood was an extreme disappointment! Over-priced, mediocre food - $17 lamb burger that came out cool with a stale bun.
Extremely unprofessional and lazy waitstaff: though restaurant was empty, very few check-ins during the meal. When food was served, rather than it being placed in front of us, the waitor had us pass plates to each other. Two servers were making out at bussing station and the hostess wearing coat inside. It seemed that no one had pride in what they were doing.
I was embarrassed to have arranged this meetup with my friends whom I only see twice a year. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE.

vipTraveler (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Food and service were good. For some unknown reason, it was empty and I thought that odd on a Wednesday evening at 7pm.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Bring back buffet brunch. The value of the ala carte is wonderful, but the buffet brunch was the only reason I came. Also my eggs were cold which just kind of kills brunch.

Epicurean (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Staff was very friendly and attended to our needs without hovering. Food was great. Calamari and both flat breads were a hit at our table. Will be back soon.

vipCLA1 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

I've had poor service here before so only made the reservation because it was for a friend's party and it's her favorite place. Service was lousy as usual. The restaurant was nearly empty but we rarely saw our server. Two of us ordered hamburgers cooked medium and received essentially raw hamburgers with a sear on the outside. Staff forgot repeatedly to bring us condiments we requested. I think it took three requests to receive ketchup.

vipjhillerumass (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

My husband and I decided to go here for happy hour one night. I got there before him and sat at the bar to have a glass of wine. I ordered the fried pickles to start. They were delish! Cisco, the bartender, introduced himself and made me feel right at home.

When my husband arrived, the bartender also introduced himself to him and convinced us to stay at the bar instead of head to our table. So we did. Not only were the drinks he made delish, but so was the food he recommended was as well. My husband got the chicken dish, which was to-die-for and I got the White-bean veggie burger, which is by far the best in Bethesda.

Cisco talked up everything on the menu and it was clear he really enjoys his job. It was very nice to see. We will be going back to redwood to try out more of the food, and certainly get more of the yummy cocktails. I would def recommend this place for the Happy hour.

vipJanet (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

We had a fantastic lunch. They offer 2 or 3 course lunch specials. The portions were extremely generous and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the salmon with succotash, and their soups are great.

JustMe (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Although the service was great and the ambiance comfortable, the food was mediocre and the portions way too small. The $26 fish entree had a small piece of fish, a bit of potato and that was it. The menu was also surprising limited. We brought a friend there and were embarrassed by how unexciting the food was. I now know why it was available for a last-minute reservation.

BobV (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food and good environment. Host was friendly & seated us right away. We had a res, but didn't need it since place was nearly empty when we got there. Highlight of the evening was our server, Megan, who was great! Excellent, friendly personality and a bit funny. Gave good recommendations, on food and drink, and seemed to know the drinks very well. She's also a bar tender, and seemed to be a regular, so was a great resource.

Appetizers were very tasty. My shrimp tacos were great, though portion was not really large enough for a meal if someone were hungry.

Arlene (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Redwood is one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda. Creative dishes prepared just right. Beautiful, modern decor. Nice outdoor space in pedestrian Bethesda Row. Even indoor seating is wonderful because of huge windows.

Talia (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Good service, nice atmosphere. Loved the outdoor seating area. Food was pretentious but of average quality.

vipFrancois (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Service was good but food very dissapointing. The daily special rockfish was dry and over cooked and the recommended duck was dry.

TanniK (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Good quality food and service, but way too expensive!!

Lovemesomegoodfood (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Service excellent, food tasty. Nice atmosphere. Kid friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Staff and servers were lovely and very friendly. Food was good and they accommodated our dog

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

I was hopeful the food would be good if I ordered something simple. I had read many negative reviews about the quality of the food. Unfortunately, even the simple fish taco was surprisingly bad. The salmon was dry and was sour which affected the whole taste of the taco. The brussel sprouts were good. What drew us to Redwood was the ample outdoor seating. But I won't dine here again because the food is not tolerable. I don't understand why the restaurant can't improve the food. There have been far too many comments about the food and you'd think they'd listen.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on September 18, 2017

Great location and interior, but food is pricey and a bit underwhelming

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Patio was great in a fun little area of Bethesda. Spinach gnocchi was amazing!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

I have to give kudos to management of Redwood for fixing a small error by the waitstaff. I ordered a lamb slider and was given a short rib slider. Though it was good, it wasn't what I wanted or asked for and I thought perhaps I'd made a mistake in reading the menu. When I inquired the manager not only comped what I had eaten, but also gave me a to go order of what I actually ordered in the first place which was far better than what I was served. Sometimes honest mistakes will cause me to never return somewhere given all the options available, but this extra effort to fix the issue will make me return to Redwood.

Bethesdafoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

I've been to Redwood on several occasions and always like returning. The food is consistently delicious and prepared and served well. The restaurant was not crowded during this most recent visit so conversation was easy. It was also a lovely evening so the windows to the restaurant were open which was delightful. I would definitely recommend Redwood!