Wildwood Kitchen

4.5
928 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Nestled in the south-end of the Wildwood Shopping Center, Wildwood Kitchen is a cozy, neighborhood restaurant serving the freshest of the seasons. Known for its healthy tilt on simple ingredients, you will find dishes that are more unique and creative than other surrounding restaurants. The small bar offers seasonal inspired cocktails along with an array of fine wines. Wildwood Kitchen is a RW Restaurant Group restaurant, rwrestaurantgroup.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(301) 571-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brandon Shapiro, Chef de Cuisine
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Catering
Off site Catering available, see www.wildwoodkitchenrw.com or contact Julie@marcelsdc.com
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Cross street
Democracy Blvd
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Parking details
Free Parking in Wildwood Shopping Center lot, front and back
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Special events & promotions
Offers mixology classes in a private setting. Contact Wildwood Kitchen
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 928 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great Restaurant Week lunch. I'm ready to return any time my budget permits it. Limited selection for RW, but every bit of it delicious and beautifully presented, including chilled corn soup, lamb meatballs, entree salad starring peaches and shrimp (I wanted more), chocolate "halvah" dessert, and a strawberry, lemony cheesecake of sorts. The bread (crusty) and infused oil was great, too. Although there were only 2 of us, we were seated at a large, comfortable booth. Restaurant was almost empty. We discovered why in a few minutes - the a/c had failed, and people had walked out. But I'm very glad we stayed. 4 stars on service only because we weren't offered a glass of wine, or ... in light of the a/c issue.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Our lunch salads were rather heavy, too much oily dressing. We wished a lighter summer meal.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Always wonderful. DON’T skip the bread and herbed olive oil!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Truly a neighborhood gem. The restaurant is slower than usual because of the parking lot construction. It's a good time to go and get a table or seat at the bar. The manager really seems to know the customers and clearly cares about his work. The bar staff have my wife's drink memorized. And to have a 4.4/4.5 restaurant in the neighborhood is really terrific. I haven't mentioned the food, which is consistently very good and the bread, which is unique. I encourage people in the area to go and support the restaurant during this slow time.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Wonderful caesar salad with perfectly prepared salmon (medium rare, as requested). Anchovies on the side. Mouth watering bread slightly toasted. A treat!

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

As a French restaurant they could not deliver the steak as requested so had to be sent back. Food otherwise was good.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Wonderful birthday dinner! Creative dishes, thoughtful service and good drinks!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I had been to Wildwood before and was pleased. This time not so much. Sending private note to restaurant.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This was not the best experience we have had at this restaurant. My husband got the red wine flight, two of which were oxidized and terrible tasting. The bread we were served was burnt (we were so hungry we at it anyway). My dish, the sea bass was tasteless. However, my husband had the beef and it was very good. They tried to make up for it by giving me a corn soup and an extra glass of wine and also a new entree, but it still was not a good experience. We eat out alot and have rarely had such an overall poor experience. It may have just been an off night but we won't go back.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

It’s decent value and good quality, but ownership needs to diversify and expand the menu. It’s getting a bit stale.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Inventive and different— a real gem for Bethesda

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food. Perfectly prepared. Our waitress, Dimitria, was fantastic. She offered suggestions from wine, to drinks, to entrees and they all exceeded expectations! Awesome to find people so helpful with great personality ! We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food, great service, in a very comfortable environment,

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Went to celebrate a birthday. The beet salad and duck pate appetizers were bright and flavorful. The scallops were perfectly sautéed and generous. The duck breast was rich

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food was fresh and delicious. Cocktails custom made. Service was A+.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Stopped by for lunch for to reviews. The duck was fantastic. The house bread was warm and cooked to perfection. Accompanying table olive oils were a nice pairing. The lamb was just ok but the side dishes were nicely coordinated, colorful and flavorful. The service was top notch. Prices were on the high end but comparable to Bethesda eateries. I’d go back & have desert next time.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Intimate restaurant small. Can’t go wrong ordering specials outstanding food presentations

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We stumbled upon this restaurant purely by accident, but we're so glad that we did. We thought we were making a reservation for another restaurant at the other end of the plaza. Wildwood Kitchen was a fantastic find. The service was exceptional, and the food was delicious. We will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Delicious food! Portions where on the small side.... cozy little place, very hot inside...asked for the ac to be cranked multiple times

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

A little pricey for lunch, but the seafood tagine was outstanding! Very accommodating kitchen. Food timed nicely. The octopus appetizer was very good. Getting out of the shopping center after the meal was a real struggle however. A number of eating places in a small center made it very congested at lunchtime.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We were celebrating two birthdays, and all had a good time. I liked the proportion of protein to grains and vegetables. A healthy meal and very tasty!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Chef is an excellent cook. Food is well prepared and very tasteful. Should modify the menu periodically. Always a very good meal.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was mediocre, not great but not bad. However, prices are pretty high. Thus, not a great value.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Great bistro food and drink...new favorite drink a specialty of the bartender...Mediterranean Mule made with black fig vodka

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful meal -- both salmon and steak were delicious and perfectly cooked. The Orange- flavored dessert was superb. Thoughtful, friendly service. A favorite place that we return to often.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

John was our server. He was outstanding—decidedly knowledgeable, and excited about doing his job well and making our experience wonderful, which it was. The food was exceptional. We chose wisely at John’s expert recommendation. This was our first time at Wildwood and it won’t be our last! Great food, great drinks, great ambiance ... exceptionally great service!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent, as usual! My very favorite restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Unlike previous visits, this one had a dish that was overcooked at best and past its freshness point at worst. The seafood stew was overcooked, except for the octopus, and had a very peculiar odor. Because I was with a friend who had suggested going there, I didn’t complain; but shortly after had a bout of stomach cramping, etc. The beet salad and the chocolate bombe were delicious. I would eat there just for that dessert.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Hats off to Chef Brandon Shapiro. His food never disappoints!

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

An intimate restaurant for reasonably quiet dinner with friends or a special occasion. The decor is warm and comfortable and the staff is friendly and attentive. The menu has just enough offerings to be happy with your selection. Of note was the eggplant hummus appetizer and the grilled lamb striploin entree. Save room for dessert, the dark chocolate mousse bombe was very good.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service was extremely slow! Food was fair. Not worth returning

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This is a fine restaurant, with attentive service.

The menu is a little bit salmon-heavy, and does not change very often. They do have daily specials, but on the whole the restaurant might get more repeat business if it varied its offerings more frequently.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Portion size is too small to justify the cost for lunch. $15.00 for two meatballs, $17.00 for a chicken sandwich which had very little chicken.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food! All of our dishes were great. Steak was tender and juicy! Salmon was amazing and so was seafood boules as

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Nice ambiance and attentive service. Very few gluten free options. Server didn't know where food was sourced from, had to continually visit the kitchen. Food wasn't that flavorful; I ordered the beet salad with chicken and both were kind of bland, lacking seasoning. The chicken was a bit dry and not as flavorful as I'd expect coming from "Pennsylvania" -- could have been a factory farm there for all I know. My friend and I were allowed to linger over coffee and didn't get the sense we'd be kicked out. I would not go back.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Consistently good. Love their lamb balls. Ambience a plus

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The food was excellent. Location easy to get to and park.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We celebrated my son’s 22nd birthday. Lauren was amazing and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The food and beverages (wine and cocktails) here are consistently very good. The soups are amazing and at our recent visit we had a smoked eggplant hummus that was so tasty. Plus, the prices are reasonable and the ambiance is very pleasant. The service is good, as well.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very nice meal here with my husband and mother-in-law. I picked it because the food is great and you can hold a conversation. The grilled halloumi cheese starter was especially tasty but everything was good. Love this place.

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