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May 10, 2011 11:46 AM

Favorite restos in Bethesda

Will be in town in 2 weeks staying at the Doubletree. Please let me know what favs you have in the area.We are looking for just about any cuisine, hopefully find a resto that has some vegetarian offerings also.

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  1. make sure you check out vegetable garden on rockville pike, best if you have a car though

    do you want lunch or dinner places?

    1. Passage to India on Cordell Ave. It's really very good. You aren't far from Trader Joes for small things to pick up if you need to for your room. I've heard good things about the Afghan restuarant on Cordell as well. Take the metro one stop to Friendship Heights where Lia's is and is very good.

      Passage to India
      4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

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      1. re: Jeserf

        Across the street from Lia's @Friendship Heights metro is the Whole Foods market- they have a pretty big selection at the food bar- hold , cold, sandwiches, pizza, sushi, etc.

        There's also Taylor Gourmet for sandwiches and Vace for excellent pizza by the slice.

        What about Black's and GRapeseed too

        Taylor Gourmet
        1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

        7601 Airpark Rd Ste A, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

        1. re: Jeserf

          Another nod for Passage to India. If you go, make sure you order the pickles and spices from the last page of the menu.

          Faryab for Afghan, get the buranee (crispy pastry triangles filled with leek) and the stewed pumpkin.

          Also another vote for Vace pizza, carryout only, a unique pie. I recommend ordering a whole pie with onions, olives, and peppers. Though I'm guessing you are not bereft of pizza in Joisey.

          Jaleo is an exceptional restaurant for a vegetarian. I stick almost exclusively to the vegetables there.

          Passage to India
          4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

          4917 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

        2. Fresh Grill on Fairmont is great for lunch. Excellent burgers and sandwiches.

          Mia's Pizza on Cordell is one of the best pizzas in the area.

          1. I like that AYCE sushi a Matuba Japanese restaurant on Cordell avenue.

            Matuba Japanese Restaurant
            4918 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

            1. I also like Matuba, have been going there for years.
              Mia's and Passage to India, both down the street.
              Cesco on the next block of Cordell.
              Foong Lin for Chinese
              Jaleo for tapas

              Passage to India
              4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

              Foong Lin Restaurant
              7710 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814