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Owen's Ordinary

4.1
4.1
533 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Owen’s Ordinary is a 175 seat restaurant and 60-seat beer garden. Situated within the Upper Muse Alley portion of Pike & Rose, Owen’s Ordinary brings a world-class beer program, led by Beer Director Greg Engert, and a distinct culinary program to match.

The restaurant features a vibrant, casual bar and dining area within a clean, warm space featuring wood floors, subway tile, zinc cladding, and industrial steampunk elements. The kitchen opens onto one of two dining rooms and the two-sided soapstone bar is built into the facade, serving 50 craft draft beers to a large bar area inside and a 60-seat beer garden outside.

As of 1/1/22, all Neighborhood Restaurant Group restaurants will be requiring proof of vaccination for all guests dining indoors. Please be prepared to present a physical vaccination card, photo of your card, or show proof of vaccination on an approved vaccine tracker app. We thank you for your understanding and for assisting us in keeping our staff and patrons safe!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Beer Garden, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 245-1226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Owen's Ordinary offers private and semi private dining spaces for intimate groups of 12 up to large property buyouts for 200 guests, including an outdoor beer garden. The restaurant features an approachable menu of classic American staples, updated with artisanal ingredients from Red Apron Butcher

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Melby: (844) 575-6167

  • Neighborhood

    North Bethesda

  • Cross street

    corner rockville pike and old georgetown road

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the covered garage directly across from the restaurant. First 2 hours parking is complementary and third hour is $1.

  • Public transit

    Metro: White Flint

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 533 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. F

    Freshfunhealthy

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They don’t serve coffee at brunch. Astounds me. Explained, upon questioning, that they just don’t. Too expensive. But it’s coffee!!!
  2. VE

    VanEss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my birthday and had an absolute wonderful time! All the staff were kind and helpful and the service was great! Will def be coming back
  3. RF

    RaFar

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had a very odd dining experience last night. Maybe there was something wrong with their computer system because they did not seem to capture everything in our order and we had to remind the server multiple times and eventually two managers when they checked on us about drinks we had ordered. We eventually got our drinks and ate our food, which was cold when it came out. Then the server brought out and entire second meal that we had not ordered and they kept asking if we had ordered a second dinner to go… which we had not. The table next to us also kept getting erroneous food they hadn’t ordered. We don’t plan to go back, especially with high prices.
  4. MM

    MMCJ

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Definitely not a good first impression. Perhaps they are short staffed in the kitchen or just in general, but we were there almost 2 hours. My steak did not come out as ordered. We waited 30 minutes for our food. My 2 guests had no issues with their dishes and enjoyed them. I sent the steak back and it came out undercooked. By that time, my guests were finished with their meals and I was ready to go. I boxed up my meal. The did take my steak and a round of drinks off the bill which I appreciated, but not sure I would go back given the experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The service was very disorganized. We did not have the same server all evening and it was clear no one communicated our table’s needs to each other. The food wasn’t fantastic and we sat with dirty dishes I front of us for over 10 minutes. We were never offered water, drinks, or to take out food order. We had to ask for everything along the way including the check.
  6. BH

    BrittanyH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    When it comes to customer service, Alex was not very interested in creating a memorable experience for the right reasons. Alex brought over water to our table. I thanked him and almost ordered my wine when he gave me a look before walking away that caused me to assume he was the bar back. 10 minutes pass, and no one came to greet us or take our orders. Finally I walk up to the bar to see Alex on his phone and talking with the bartender. I asked if anyone was coming to greet our table, and Alex just looked at me. The bartender said he was getting our drinks ready and would bring them over shortly. I was confused because no one had came to take our food or drink orders, so I told him we had not yet placed drink orders. Alex comes to our table soon after with an attitude. “What can I get you?” I greeted him and said, “Hi, How are you?” He replied by saying, “Fine. What can I get you?” (again with an attitude). I asked for his name, and he said it while rolling his neck as if I shouldn’t have asked. My friend then asked him why he looked and reacted toward me in that way and he continued with his attitude and over dramatized gestures. I asked him if anyone else could serve us. The assistant manager (who I originally thought was the bartender) then came over, apologized on Alex’s behalf, and created a better customer experience. I am not sure why Alex acted the way he did towards us when the restaurant was EMPTY. I don’t feel that we inconvenienced him in any way. Our reservation for 1:30pm Saturday, 8/13. Although the food was good, Alex did not make me feel welcomed, so I will not be returning.
  7. AH

    AHappyCustomer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and location. Keep up the great work.
  8. ES

    EvelynS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was not great. we sat at a bar table and there was no specific server assigned to our table that we could tell. Food was not very tasty.
  9. RL

    RLG1

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The best things were the zucchini sticks and pretzel appetiZer. I asked for garlic hummus and what came did not look right I questioned the person who served it only to find out later they did not speak English and our waithad to redo the order. Beet salad was so so
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! The strawberry salad was SO good
  11. BG

    BrianG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    While the food and atmosphere were good, i was surprised to find a 3% "BOH" fee that came with the bill. I eat out frequently and this is the first time I had every seen this, especially without it being explained up front.
  12. KU

    KathrynU

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met the kids there for a birthday dinner. We deliberately had an early reservation and arrived a few minutes prior. No problem seating hubby & I even tho every one hadn’t arrived yet. Ordered drinks and apps which were very good. “Kids” arrived a few min late due to finding parking in the garage next door. No fuss and didn’t feel pressured. Overall, everyone enjoyed their meal!
  13. JH

    JodiH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice evening. Was expecting something like American bar food. The food was that - burgers, pasta, etc but was excellent. Had an amazing smash burger a bacon relish, solid fried. Nice starters as well - fired zucchini and calamari.
  14. BG

    BeerGuy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great place to stop off after work. Service is very good. Very friendly and I never had to ask for a drink - they were on top of everyone's drinks. Parking is easy and I never had a bad time there.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Extremely disappointed. Won’t go back. Burgers were chewy and only ate half. Bar service was slow.
  16. JM

    JorgeM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and great food.Definitely I will be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great and we spent less than an hour on a Friday night.
  18. MK

    MonaK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seated outside at covered picnic tables - perfect weather for setting. Mussels and Shrimp steamed in broth was delightful, as was the pomegranate margarita.
  19. WR

    WRGD

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five of us had dinner at Owen's Ordinary and had a marvelous time. The beer list was extensive. I had the Peartini Cocktail and it was quite tasty. Appetizers were: Zucchini Sticks, Calamari, and Bang Bang Cauliflower. Dishes ordered were anywhere from Mussels and Shrimp, Burger, Flatbread Pepperoni Pizza, and the Carbonara. Each item was well made, attractive, and tasteful. Our waitress Kathy was very attentive and one of the owner's Matt was very gracious. It was a pleasure to eat there.
  20. MC

    MarlaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent! Wish happy hour extended a bit later than 6.
  21. LC

    Luv2Cook

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been going to Owen's Ordinary for years. If you like craft beer, good food and good service this is the place to go!
  22. J

    Jenn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Staff was unprofessional. Found long hairs in two entrees. Restaurant seemed dirty.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. Made reservation via Open Table for party of 10. Booking online for a large party for brunch on Easter was great. Actually had to call and add another person and accommodating 11 was no issue. Food was excellent - wings, hummus, flatbreads, tacos, burgers and salads. Staff was attentive. Surprisingly it wasn’t crowded at all. Very casual atmosphere which is what we were looking for.
  24. AM

    AliciaM

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Friendly service. All you could want.
  25. m

    mcn1784

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was a little disjointed - 3 different people stopped by our table to take our order and then no one came by for a while, but food was good and everyone was friendly.
  26. MF

    MelissaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was just alright. Fast casual would be better. Our party was more than 6 so tip was automatically added and I’m going to assume that’s why service was slow. The fire alarm went off and it was so loud. We were removed from our table for 10 minutes, but no one in management confirmed with us if it was safe to remain inside or better to go outside. Restaurant is connected to apartment buildings above so assumption was there was a fire(?) up there. Management ended up giving us 10% off but we had to ask for it. Also, the checks didn’t reflect the 10% off, only one of them did (we did split checks due to group of 8). We all ordered food and drink. Parking would’ve been free without the fire alarm interruption or the checks being done incorrectly. Overall it was just alright. I picked this place because it was “cheaper” than Julii, Melina, City Perch, but I wouldn’t go back again personally. My Tavern burger was delicious, but given the slow service, issues with receipts, and overall ambiance, I’d give it like a C-.
  27. JF

    JamesF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great beer selection …. Eat somewhere else. Cauliflower dish was tasty yet disappointing- about 5 bites of cauliflower seemed like the size of a side dish …. for $17 !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Service was great, food tasted amazing - but small portions for the price! Vibe was good and staff very friendly.
  29. G

    Geeg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Services was fantastic. Not overly crowded. I felt safe to eat and enjoy. Thank you all for a wonderful time and a safe environment.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very, very good food.
  31. VR

    VikkiRGP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing. My husband and I have found our new go-to. The food was amazing, the service was as well and I cannot wait to go back there again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great ! We love Owens Ordinary!
  33. LF

    LauraF

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our waiter was amazing and did not flinch when I asked to have my salmon cooked more (I had asked for medium well). Though it came back underdone again, it still had nice flavor (I brought the under-coooked parts home to the dog) . The prices are very reasonable and the food is good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, but their drinks not so much. This is the second time I’ve been there where I’ve enjoyed their food, but their cocktails weren’t so great.
  35. B

    Bumble

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The entrees were delicious. Burgers and salads seasoned and prepared well. The fries were good and the tater tots also were a hit. The appetizers needed a little help. The nachos were lacking in fixings and the Mac n cheese bites did not have a good flavor but staff addressed our concerns . Service was good. We loved the water judge on the table. Great touch.
  36. l

    like2eat

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The cheese on the kale and apple salad was used to decorate the plate like icing in a very thin layer. I am unaccustomed to having to scrape my food off the plate to eat it. The rest of the salad was minimal with a few apple cubes and seeds. I eliminated the bacon because I don’t eat it. For $16, this should have been a meal, but it wasn’t. My friend ordered the salmon. The salmon was well cooked but the small bed of vegetables was a bit overcooked and we realized later there was no sweet potato mash as advertised on the menu. There are only 2 types of red wine on the menu to choose from, pinor noir and cabernet. Given the large choice of beers, a Malbec or Shiraz would be nice. If you cannot eat dairy, the only dessert choices are sorbet or rice krispie bars. A pie or cake might be nice. For vegetarians more hearty salads would be great.
  37. 4

    4iscompany

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service! Parking garage in the area is a bit crazy so allow time for that!
  38. S

    Sani

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and drinks! Servers and manager, Chris are fabulous, attentive, and polite.
  39. e

    eatsbymars

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owen's is the best place in N Bethesda/South Rockville area for a cold beer and bites, especially if you want to sit outdoors! The environment is very family-friendly and relaxing. The Chef is awesome and everything I have had on the menu so far has been fantastic. My favorites are the fried chicken sandwich with calabrian chile sauce, the mushroom flatbread, zucchini fries, and the shrimp sliders. The bang-bang cauliflower special is also amazing. The beer selection is excellent and highlights many local and regional beers such as True Respite and Crooked Run. HH is on Wednesdays and Sundays.
  40. DC

    DaveC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This has quickly become one of my favorite places in North Bethesda. Parking is right next door in a spacious public garage. The patio is fantastic (when it's not raining...Lol!). The food and service are excellent, and the beer selection is on point.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Owen's Ordinary is rated 4.1 stars by 533 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 6 times today
Google Map for Owen's Ordinary

11820 Trade St, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Additional information

  • Cross street

    corner rockville pike and old georgetown road

  • Neighborhood

    North Bethesda

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Beer Garden, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the covered garage directly across from the restaurant. First 2 hours parking is complementary and third hour is $1.

  • Public transit

    Metro: White Flint

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 245-1226

  • Private party facilities

    Owen's Ordinary offers private and semi private dining spaces for intimate groups of 12 up to large property buyouts for 200 guests, including an outdoor beer garden. The restaurant features an approachable menu of classic American staples, updated with artisanal ingredients from Red Apron Butcher

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Melby: (844) 575-6167

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