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Lunch for the new 9 to 5er in Bethesda (Wisconsin Ave and Leland)

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artenenbaum Oct 20, 2010 08:42 AM

I just started a new job in Bethesda, and though I am familiar with the area and its many restaurants (having grown up in Chevy Chase and gone to HS in Bethesda), I'm looking for suggestions for the best places to get a bite on my lunch break, which is about an hour long, which are also within walking distance to the office. I am already a fan of Moby Dick's and Don Pollo, amongst other places in the immediate vicinity, but I thought I'd throw this out there to see if any of you have suggestions. Remember, I only have an hour so anything more than a 15 minute walk away won't do much for me, nor will anywhere where I'm going to spend most of my time waiting for my food. Thanks!

  1. woodleyparkhound Oct 20, 2010 01:41 PM

    Rice Paddies Grill is pretty good and is near you.

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      chicken kabob Oct 20, 2010 02:43 PM

      I also adore Moby Dick. And Rice Paddies Grill is a good recommendation- especially for their noodle, pork bowl and summer rolls. Taylor's Gourmet is another good recommendation, too. Rita Crepes (it is a stand) is across the street from Barnes & Noble (closed on Mon, Tues) and has sweet & savory crepes- I have only had sweet, and I think they are really good. Au Pain Quotidien has baguette sandwiches at the counter to-go. I have never tried them but there other food is good. Also, Bethesda Bagels for bagel sandwiches.

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      Moby Dick's
      721 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231

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      Doh Oct 20, 2010 12:50 PM

      Taylor Gourmet gets a lot of love on this board and they just opened at Woodmont and Elm, which shouldn't be too far from you.

      I also like the felafel stand at the Women's Farmers Market. As far as chains (or local chains) go, there's Cosi, Potbelly and Sweetgreen.

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      Taylor Gourmet
      1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

      Sweetgreen
      3333 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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