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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
10:30 PM

The Bench - Gaithersburg Marriott

3.8
31 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
You’ll find a delicious seat for life’s events at The Bench, our new restaurant, bar and lakeside patio located in Gaithersburg Marriott at Rio Washingtonian Center. Enjoy a chef-prepared menu of regional American cuisine infused with modern attitude and sourced from artisan purveyors and Maryland brewers for business lunches, romantic dinners and refreshing cocktails with friends.

Savor social plates, snacks and appetizers including our signature "chicken corn chowder" and "kale chips" with parmesan & chili. Fill up with an inspired selection of salads, sandwiches and entrées. Sip a "cranberry mojito" from our list of handcrafted cocktails, draft micro-brews and international wine.

Opened in April 2013, The Bench offers comfortable furnishings, custom technology cubbies for home-style viewing and outdoor televisions so that you can catch a game or the sunset over the lake.

For more information, follow us!
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday - Friday.......6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday..................7:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday....................7:00am - 1:00pm

Lunch / Dinner
Monday - Friday.......11:00am - 12:00am
Saturday..................12:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday....................1:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(301) 212-6122
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Tootill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fields Rd
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center or the Rio Entertainment Complex
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 31 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDinBethesda (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This is my new go-to lunch spot. It is minutes from my office. Small menu with good choices.
Staff is very friendly and attentive.

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vipDinBethesda (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great place with good food and very pleasant staff.

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vipDinBethesda (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

First visit. Dinner with colleagues before a business meeting. It was very nice. A nice surprise and will definitely come again - even for lunch.

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vipAMC1 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

Great place. Good menu. Attentive staff. Good value

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

The food and service were great. Just needs more food options.

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vipjoandines (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

This is a hotel restaurant with a fairly limited menu though there are choices both for entrees & sandwiches. Parking is pretty easy.

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Will (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

We decided on the Bench for Christmas Dinner after a home dinner didn't work out, based on reasonable recommendations and few other options. This was a major mistake. First the humus appetizer came with inedible brick hard pita bread, which we had to return. THEN, worst we were told all 3 of the entrees that we were interested in ordering were UNAVAILABLE, and of the 6 entrees on the menu there were only 3 options left, and there was only 1 serving left of one of them (glad we got there when we did, at 5:30). So we quickly ordered the last chicken and 2 orders of crabcakes, while they were still there; there weren't many other diners at the time. Server, who was pleasant, apologized. Unbelievable. Would never go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on July 10, 2016

Both Bartenders were really friendly! We enjoyed that, but food wasn't special, just ok!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

We were celebrating our anniversary. The service, the ambiance, and food was great. Our server was kind and attentive. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted. I explain that we were early for our reservations and we were properly seated without hesitation by the hostess. The appetizer and our entrees were great.

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vipjoandines (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

We eat at this restaurant a couple of times a year. We usually share the restaurant with only a handful of people. This visit the restaurant was full and, not surprisingly, much noisier than is our preference. They also had a new menu with some new and appetizing choices. The food was quite good. Inspite of the noise (2 weddings & many young adult soccer players watching a soccer tournament on numerous TV screens) we found our dinner a pleasant surprise.

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