Near Great Falls?
In a few weeks I'll have the rare opportunity to have a set of wheels at my disposal for a week in DC, and so I'm doing things that are difficult or impossible using public transportation. One such adventure is a trip to Great Falls, to do some walking and communing with nature. Are there any stand-out recommendations for a casual lunch or dinner near Great Falls, or between DC and Great Falls? We'll be dressed for the outdoors, so it can't be anyplace fancy. We love all kinds of ethnic food and local dives. We'd also prefer places that we wouldn't be able to do using metro, to take full advantage of our independence and auto freedom! THANKS.
If you go up the Maryland side, you can stop off at the Bethesda food co-op on Macarthur Blvd at Seven Locks Rd. for my very favorite treat: carob coated raisins. In the bulk section. Extremely difficult to find elsewhere. Try some and see if you agree.... overall this is a fun place to stop anyway.
hounds, what's that place near the clock tower in herndon -- that's always favorably reviewed on these boards? is it jimmy's old-town tavern?: http://www.jimmystavern.com/whats_new.html
but that's not near the clock tower. hmmmmm.
for excellent indian, i'd go to mayuri for a lunch buffet, in herndon also. http://www.mayurimahal.com/home.html
or drive to vienna and go to rose's restaurant for persian kabobs.
great falls proper isn't a gourmand's delight.
The Old Brogue - cozy Irish pub with good food and live music most evenings. Ironically, they have my favorite nachos in the area. Other standouts are fish and chips, shepard pie and anything on their brunch menu.
Mediterannee - A small, comfortable french bistro. No dress code. One of our favorite local go-to places. Extensive, creative menu and friendly service.
AVOID the Serbian Crown across the street from Mediterranee.