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Favorite restos in Bethesda

Barbarella May 10, 2011 11:46 AM

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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    reiflame May 14, 2011 12:15 PM

    I've had good meals at Bacchus of Lebanon - they have a $12 lunch special that's an entree, appetizer and dessert. I also like Cornucopia for a quick sandwich - they do Italian coldcuts.

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    1. re: reiflame
      chicken kabob May 14, 2011 12:20 PM

      .....And, Geste WIne beside the Bethesda Metro.

      Great pizza (especially the Caprese) and selection of wines

    2. JeffCraddock May 13, 2011 11:30 PM

      I'll second the recommendations of Passage to India, Mia's, and Faryab--all within a few yards of each other on Cordell Ave. Haandi on Fairmont is also good Indian--they have a very good lunch buffet with several vegetarian choices. The vegetarian choices at Passage to India are unique--the chef has three or four choices from four different regions of India.

      1222 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

      Passage to India
      4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

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        Jeserf May 14, 2011 08:45 AM

        I tend to eat vegetarian (I cheat with chicken once in a while) but the veggie food at Passage to India is very good - and I love those pickles!

        Passage to India
        4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

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          chicken kabob May 14, 2011 12:15 PM

          Freddy's Lobster And Clams. Just got back from lunch there. First day opened. It is off Cordell Street. in Bethesda. I was impressed. Excellent hot lobster roll (buttered) but mayo option, too. Good fries.

          Assagi Mozerella (Italian)
          Moby DIck (kabob place-local chain-really good)
          Rice Paddies Grill (Vietnamese)
          Raku (Asian fusion- trendy.)
          Fresh Grill (burgers)

      2. Chocolatechipkt May 11, 2011 08:07 AM

        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

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          elgringoviejo May 11, 2011 07:39 AM

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

          Matuba Japanese Restaurant
          4918 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

          1. woodleyparkhound May 11, 2011 06:11 AM

            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.

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              Jeserf May 11, 2011 05:59 AM

              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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                MoCoMe May 13, 2011 04:45 PM

                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
                  Steve May 14, 2011 08:51 AM

                  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

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                  MoCoMe May 11, 2011 04:41 AM

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

                  do you want lunch or dinner places?

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