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Bethesda for lunch

anni Jul 16, 2006 04:13 PM

I'm going to meet a friend in Bethesda for lunch soon. I know there are many restaurants to choose from, but was wondering if you can suggest a good moderately-priced restaurant that has convenient off-street parking???

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    anni Jul 17, 2006 06:11 PM

    Thanks for the suggestions. :)

    BTW, "PIF" is psycho internet friend

    1. Chocolatechipkt Jul 16, 2006 10:20 PM


      Oops, here's the press release I mentioned.

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        MartyL Jul 16, 2006 09:00 PM

        PIF? Paid in full?

        Actually, there are precious few good restaurants in Bethesda -- fewer still open for lunch. Jaleo is head and shoulders above all the rest -- see my post here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/....

        If your heart is set on Japanese, go to Tako Grill.

        Musts to avoid: Cafe Deluxe, Green Papaya, Austin Grill, Raku, that turkish place next to Raku, etc.

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        1. re: MartyL
          Chocolatechipkt Jul 16, 2006 10:15 PM

          Oh I wouldn't skip Raku at all (not the others either, but Raku esp. at lunch.)

          Here's a press release about the opening of Rock Creek -- healthy but tasty American-based food, I'd say. I think the Web site is www.rockcreekrestaurant.com, but I can't get into it at the moment. You might want to call about the pricing.

          1. re: MartyL
            AndrewF Jul 17, 2006 04:45 PM

            I definitely wouldn't avoid Raku. I've had some great meals there recently.

          2. Chocolatechipkt Jul 16, 2006 07:08 PM

            Did you have any type of restaurant in mind?

            Here are some that I like:

            Cafe Deluxe (next to a public parking garage)
            Green Papaya (couple of doors down from the garage)
            Raku (around the corner from the garage--great bento boxes)
            Jaleo (not far from the garage)
            Cesco (near a small lot, might be more than moderate)
            Haandi (not far from a public garage)

            Rock Creek (across from a public parking garage) -- I haven't been there, but I've heard great reviews

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            1. re: Chocolatechipkt
              anni Jul 16, 2006 08:09 PM

              Thank you! I like most anything except Japanese (have been to Matuba a few years ago) or Korean food.

              What type restaurant is Rock Creek?

              BTW, this is a PIF I will be meeting for the first time and one of our common interests would be food!

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