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Bethesda Restaurants

jodyl Jul 3, 2007 11:47 AM

I am having dinner with my daughter this month in Bethesda and need restaurant suggestions. She does not eat seafood and I don't like Mexican or Sushi.

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    CH2176 RE: jodyl Jul 3, 2007 11:54 AM

    I enjoy Houston's for their burgers and smoked salmon...

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      food dude RE: CH2176 Jul 3, 2007 04:29 PM

      Me too. Those and the crabcakes and ribs (and fries and baked potatoes) are what Houston's does best.

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      whiner RE: jodyl Jul 3, 2007 11:56 AM

      Price range? Level of formality?

      Not cheap (but not outrageous, either) -- I always liked Persimmon, though I haven't been in a long time.

      1. Dennis S RE: jodyl Jul 3, 2007 12:36 PM

        I don't get to Bethesda as much as I used to, but Black's is always a favorite of mine and they have enough non-seafood offerings to give her some options. http://www.blacksbarandkitchen.com/me...

        I'll throw out Jaleo as well - have a nice small plate tour through the menu.

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          gyozagirl RE: jodyl Jul 3, 2007 01:03 PM

          Some of my favorites in Bethesda that fit your cuisine limitations have been Mon Ami Gabi (French bistro), Houston's (good salads, burgers, etc.), and Rock Creek ("mindful" eating, meaning health-conscious without being bland)

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            hopeinmee RE: gyozagirl Jul 3, 2007 01:12 PM

            I second Mon Ami Gabi. I have always had good service and meals there plus its in an easy location to find. Grapeseed is also enjoyable and has a good selection of wine.

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            sbr929 RE: jodyl Jul 3, 2007 02:22 PM

            David Craig. Fabulous food and great space. http://www.dcbethesda.com/menu.html

            1. Pool Boy RE: jodyl Jul 4, 2007 05:29 AM


              Lots to choose from


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                MarcDC RE: jodyl Jul 4, 2007 05:36 PM


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                  con carne RE: jodyl Jul 4, 2007 06:50 PM

                  Faryab serves wonderful Afghan food in a nice low-key setting. Don't miss the aushak (leek dumpling with yogurt & meat sauce) and sauteed pumpkin.

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                    Alphie RE: con carne Jul 5, 2007 01:43 PM

                    definately Faryab (simple but absolutely delicious ) or Black's (awesome seafood)

                    Baccus (lebanese) is good and a lot of fun. Raku has fabulous Japanese food aside from sushi. Green Papaya is terrific Vietnamese.

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