Bethesda Restaurants

Bethesda Maryland is a suburb of Washington DC. It is one of the most affluent areas in the United States and was rated by Forbes Magazine as America’s most educated small towns. With its proximity to Washington, DC and its wealthy population, Bethesda has over 150 restaurants to choose from within only 13 square miles. Restaurants are abundant and so is quality and inspiration. In Bethesda, diners will find some of the best seafood, steaks and Italian fare in the entire Washington DC and Baltimore area.

Located on Bethesda Lane along what is known as Bethesda’s Restaurant Row is Redwood Restaurant and Bar. This American eatery serves up a seasonal menu the focuses on local food from the mid-Atlantic region. The interior offers a warm and cozy feeling because of the abundance of dark wood. Redwood focuses on being farm friendly. This restaurant is child-friendly and has an outdoor seating area for warmer months. Redwood is a popular lunchtime stop. A few of the best menu items, when available, include the braised short ribs and the crispy salmon and shrimp cakes.

The Lebanese Tavern, located on Arlington Road, serves up amazing Lebanese fare. Rated as a diner’s choice winner by opentable.com, the Lebanese Tavern provides eaters with a casual yet trendy dining environment. In addition to traditional Lebanese food, the Lebanese Tavern also serves Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired dishes. The Lebanese Tavern’s menu is extremely vegetarian friendly. The hummus at the Lebanese Tavern is out of this world as are the Lebanese pizzas.

Grapeseed was rated as the number one restaurant in Bethesda by tripadvisor.com. This is a bistro that is well known for its incredible wine list. In addition to its fabulous beverages, Grapeseed serves up a range of worldly inspired dishes by Chef Jeff Heineman. All dishes are designed to pair with some of Grapeseed’s wonderful wines. Grapeseed offers a chef’s table and a tasting menu. The menu constantly changes but if the gnocchi with pesto or the Colorado rack of lamb are available, be sure to order them!

The Bethesda sister restaurant of Washington DC’s award winning Raku serves up inspired pan-Asian fare in a modern environment. Raku, located on Woodmont Avenue, creates high quality Asian food that is created with only the freshest ingredients. The menu at Raku includes sushi, noodles, entrees and soups with Chinese and Japanese influences. Raku received four out of five stars from yelp.com. Raku is often crowded during dinner service, so reservations are recommended. A few standouts on the menu include the pumpkin-ginger soup, the five spiced duck, and almost any of their sushi rolls.

 

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