Need restaurant rec for DC//Bethesda....
My parents are coming to town and they like good food and they're willing to pay! There will be six of us, including two kids (10 and 8) who are good eaters and can usually find something on any menu. We live in Silver Spring and wanted to stay fairly close, but we've already pretty much hit all the nice SS restaurants with my parents already (Ray's, 8407 etc.)
Something in Bethesda would be good (but already done Jaleo with them) since it's close by or I'd be willing to go to DC (can shoot right down 16th st.). I wanted to do Founding Farmers but can't get a reservation for that night.
Other suggestions? Thanks! I've come to this board a few times in the past and gotten great feedback.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006
As the other poster said, Dino is a good bet. If they are willing to pay, try to get a reservation at Palena in Cleveland Park. Corduroy is very good.
It has been my experience that for "good" restaurants, Bethesda is nowhere near as good a bet as going to DC. I assume you are looking for someplace where there is great food, well behaved kids are welcome, and since you are not paying, not necessarily "cheap eats."
Other places you might try are The Source, Zaytinya, or Central. If they are wine types, Dino is definitely the place to go, then try Cork or Proof.
3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
1. Blacks in Bethesda is nice, food is great, they have a raw bar, you can get a very good ribeye steak but they do fish and seafood 2. Ruth's Chris: Bethesda. I think this one is better than most in the chain for some reason. Great Steaks, Big Lobsters, Big Wine and sides all done perfectly with professional waiters and big drinks. I don't know why it never gets any people talking about it on this blog. I have always had superb meals there.
re: dining with doc
I knew chowhound would come through! I just checked out Black's and got a reservation. Looks perfect, particularly because one person is a vegetarian, who does eat seafood. Lots of fish/seafood options to choose from and my kids LOVE mussels, so we're good to go. Thanks again!
what about Dino in Cleveland Park? It always seems kid friendly to me and it's always very good.
If you're open to Friendship Heights, I think Lia is a good option - the food is very good and there is something for everyone. I was just there and it was very good - that seems more convenient than downtown.