Wildwood Kitchen

4.5
994 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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
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WD
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

what a great find! On the way to the movies at Montgomery Mall, we decided to try out this gem hidden away in a strip mall off Old Georgetown Rd. Service was warm and welcoming, noise level was low to easily accommodate conversation without yelling (a rarity these day). And the food! I'm a big fan of Mediterranean cuisine, and three delightful fish entrees made for a wonderful dilemma. I also try to avoid dairy, a real challenge at most restaurants, and here it was easy (with the sole exception of the desserts). Our appetizers and main courses were both delicious. Only critique is that it is a bit pricey. And the wine list is somewhat limited (but our selections were top notch). Definitely a place worth returning.

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L
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This has been one of my favorite places. And the food has been consistently excellent. This time the food was off. I had a salad with salmon. I asked for medium with it cooked through but not overly done. It arrived very much over done. The romaine was less than at its peak. One of the other gusts had a great soup but a salad that was like mine not with greens not as fresh as they should have been. Service was up to usual standards.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and consistent in both foid and drinks! We met Demitra our server a year ago on her first day ar Wildwood and boy we were happy to see her! Best cosmopolitan in town! Thanks WWK! See you soon again!

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ML
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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LO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a cozy, stylish restaurant with delicious food. We tried the beet salad with chicken, the lamb meatballs and the roasted cauliflower. They were exceptional with interesting combinations of ingredients and spices. The bread was unusual and tasty.

Can't wait to go back for dinner .

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S
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favorite restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. A true neighborhood gem.

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P
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I like the blend of modern American with a touch of Middle Eastern. The dishes we ordered were excellent, especially the sea bass. The skin was perfectly crispy, the flesh was thick and moist, and the bed of sweet potatoes/swiss chard/pomegranate supporting the bass was delicious. One of our party enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli, and the duck was very good. Our server very kindly split a beet salad among three of us on three separate small plates. Really an excellent meal -- though not cheap. Total tab was about $60 per head, including 2 glasses of wine and an IPA, along with two scoops of ice cream and 2 decafs.

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DS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My entree was the special... rare tuna with a dash of hummus and some exotic flavored oil over black quinoa. Beautiful presentation and delicious. A wee bit pricey but worth it. I ordered Sancerre. What came tasted an awful lot like a NZ or maybe CA Sauvignon Blanc. It went well with the tuna dish, and they were busy, so I didn’t say anything. Wife enjoyed her meal also. We’ll be back. One of our favorites.

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OT
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

My Caesar salad was tasteless and the salmon burger had an unpleasant flavor. My husband’s roasted cauliflower was excellent as was the seafood stew special. The service was overly attentive. Staff stopped by too many times inquiring if everything was ok, interrupting conversation. May not return.

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a
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We went for New Year's Eve. The menu was fixed price, but the selections were good and the preparations very innovative. Outstanding food. The service was poor - We did the wine pairing a(wines were all excellent) - waited 32 minutes for the pre-first course. By the time it came we were about out of champagne. The main course came almost immediately following the first course so that we were unable to finish our wine with the first course, and had to send the main course back because it was cold. The wine for the third course came out as we were finishing that course. Just bad timing. The place was not full, so there was really no excuse.

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JT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch service with excellent food and attentive wait staff and manager. Will definitely visit again.

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M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had not prepared for the culinary ecstasy that I would experience at this restaurant. From the perfectly calibrated service to the perfection of each and every dish, my dinner companion and I, both of whom are rather unfortunately picky when it comes to food and restaurants, were wowed. I had the steak, cauliflower, hummus, and bread. My companion had the chicken and immediately thought about how to recreate it at home. I am without the superlatives necessary to get at the joy that my experience here brought.

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AF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

What happened to your delicious bread. It looks the same but not nearly as scrumptious.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant. Always a fantastic meal. Bar seating is nice especially for Friday night drinks. Would be great if they could stay open later.

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came in for dinner on Christmas Eve and it was great. We split the pate. My wife had the fish special and I had the Sea Bass. Both were excellent. The service was prompt but not pushy or rushed.

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m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service on a very busy night. Food was good, especially the hummus platter and the duck liver pate. Our entrees were good too but not spectacular. Drinks were not as good as I had remembered. But it is close by, easy parking and great service. Thanks!

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PH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious meal! I tend to arrive on the early side for lunch to ensure that it is not too noisy. The service is always excellent and attentive to our needs.

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EE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant many times and have enjoyed very good dinners here. We must have hit a really bad Saturday evening yesterday. The wine list was entirely vacant (i.e., we requested 5 different bottles of red, all of which they were out of, before finding one that we settled for). We were told about specials that were no longer available by the time we ordered (this was a 7 pm reservation, so not late at all). Sea bass was overcooked - a piece of leather. Sea scallops ordered by one of our guests was delicious. Given the prices this restaurant should not be "hit" or "miss". Very disappointed as we brought some very dear friends with us who had never been to Wildwood before. I suspect they will never go back. BTW, server "D" was lovely!

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty. Highly recommend the Octopus appetizer... so tender! A bit pricey but a fine place to have a date.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Best chicken around but at $30 a pop, we only visit on occasion. Tables for two are tiny, guy need to reserve a booth. Cocktails are good

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SS
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal, our server and the whole evening. Highly recommend!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktail was good and food well prepared and presented, but prices are high. Understandable as in high end strip center.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary- good was the best we’ve had at Wildwood Kitchen so far. Great dining experience.

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S
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since your restaurants didn't have candles to put on the dessert, the waitress went beyond what anyone would expect, ran over to CVS and bought some. The cake was the VERY best.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service outstanding! Duck confit was moist and tasty.

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CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall great experience. Food was really good. Service was a bit off...not bad, but she was a bit odd. E.G. a signature drink came in a separate vial for pouring into glass over large ice ball at the table, when she poured one a significant amount of it splashed out of the glass because she poured too fast. She didn't apologize or offer to bring another...it was an expensive drink, and the person's who was spilled had significantly less than another person at the table.

Would go back for the food, drinks and ambiance, but hope for a little better and more consistent service.

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j
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Spinach crepes had too many onions. Otherwise, very good

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L
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A bit pricey, but overall a great experience.

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TH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food & service very good-menu creative but limited-outside construction hampered access

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very limited menu and spotty service

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RM
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the spiced duck confit. The duck was extremely tender and the presentation was excellent. This was the best duck I have ever had in any restaurant. Absolute perfection. The meal, the service and atmosphere makes this restaurant a must see for foodies.

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CT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful options in new fall menu. Pumpkin soup and pumpkin ravioli were both excellent- full of flavor. The seafood pasta was full of seafood and this sauce was delicious. Nice wine list of reasonably priced selections - both by the glass and bottles.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty and original combinations of ingredients and flavors, helpful but not overbearing service. Prices a bit high for the 'burbs but worth the money. And, an added bonus, convenient parking--especially welcome on a rainy night. Will definitely go back and recommend it to friends.

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l
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I want to like Wildwood Kitchen more than I do. It has a nice upscale atmosphere, with a good cocktail program. And of course a well known chef/owner generally overseeing the kitchen (presumably). But the food is just good, not great, and for the prices charged for that food, the food should be great. The tuna entree, for example, was unremarkable; the scallops were overcooked. The octopus appetizer was very good, but at $17 and a relatively small portion, not a very good value. I would be more forgiving if the prices were a tad lower, but with so many wonderful restaurant options in DC, I would travel downtown for these prices and get a better meal. If, on the other hand, you are limited to the Rockville/Bethesda area and want an upscale restaurant, and don't mind paying more than you probably should, Wildwood Kitchen will be fine.

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A
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live this restaurant! Delicious food and great service.

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DC
Washington DC
362 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Varied menu. Not crazy about the featured entree (ravioli in a pumpkin sauce), but that’s more my taste. Desserts nothing special. Service a little inexperienced. I like the ambience though and would be willing to return. Lots of entree salads that sounded good.

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CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice wine list with good options. Always some interesting specials,but we always go for the scallops, which are terrific!

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EM
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waited a long time for waitress to take our order. She waited on someone else that came in after us. We asked for more bread and never got it or were offered more.

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KS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did a last minute birthday dinner here for 12. They were very accommodating! Every single person loved their dinner, and I felt everything was paced well so that we could all enjoy each other’s time. Thank you!

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