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Feb 5, 2008 01:06 PM

Opinions wanted! Places to go in Rockville

Hi everyone,

My husband and I are in a rut. We are looking for new places to go in the Rockville/Gaithersburg area. Please post your 2 or 3 favorite restaurants and what your favorite item is on the menu. I really don't want a whole novel on the whole experience at the restaurant. Just a quick, simple list.... name and food, that's it. Thanks in advance!!

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  1. it would probably be easier if you started by listing your rutty favorites since because you live there you've probably saturated the restaurant market there and any recommendations here will most likely overlap what you already know.

    while awaiting your list, i'll chip in Seven Seas - Chinese - prix fixe group menu.

    1. I went to lunch today at Black Market Bistro and can personally vouch for the following items:

      Cornmeal Crusted Oysters w/ house made tarter sauce
      Marinated Grilled Squid Salad
      Poached Pear Tart

      I was told by a dining companion that the Hardwood Grilled Pork Tenderloin sandwich was pretty darn good. Looked good.

      1. I agree with Minger, that you'll get better responses, but to post a couple anyway:

        Pepitos' for tacos and tortas (especially the tortas)


        Joe's Noodle House

        Someone posted that the kebab place next to Joe's is well worth it. Since it's a small trek for me to get to that area, it's hard for me to experiment too much.

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        1. re: Dennis S

          Definitely Joe's Noodle House! There's another thread going about it:

        2. I love Bombay Bistro in Rockville. I always get the Aloo Gobi and the Lamb with spinach, but I also try something different every time I'm there. Last time I got a creamy curry of chicken and green peppers that was yummy.

          In the North Bethesda/Rockville Area I like Ambrosia for Greek food and Taipei Tokyo for sushi. On Friday you can get Greek style lima beans at Ambrosia that will knock you on your feet with deliciousness. Sometimes you can convince them to make them for you when they aren't a special.

          1. Two places in the Rockville Town Center are getting good reviews - Bobby's Crabcakes and La Canela. I don't know if Saigon is one of your regular spots (I'm talking about the place behind the firehouse). Over the years, it has become somewhat shabby, but the food is still quite good.

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            1. re: Just Visiting

              I had lunch at Bobby's Crabcakes two or three weeks ago and thought it was very good, particularly since is the "crab season" in this area. Bear in mind that it's small and has few tables. There are counter seats with stools along a couple of the walls. Also, it's very informal, if that mattters: You order up front and your food is brought to you when it's ready.