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Good mid-priced French, Italian or Mediterranean Restos from Bethesda to Upper NW

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mansfield Jan 1, 2012 12:03 PM

We are new and in the Chevy Chase DC area. My inlaws are coming for their 1st visit. My MIL is a bit limited in her food likes, although she is an excellent cook, etc. Her favorites are french and italian restos. I would prefer to stay north of Georgetown/Dupont if possible, and Bethesda would be great. Thanks in advance.

  1. ktmoomau Jan 3, 2012 03:52 PM

    Another vote for Dino!

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      VaPaula Jan 3, 2012 01:55 PM

      We just had a really good meal at Lavandou, also Cleveland Park. Provencal cuisine, really great service, too.

      1. imfred Jan 2, 2012 08:09 AM

        Le Zinc on Macomb St. is excellent!

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          flobow Jan 1, 2012 07:42 PM

          Le Chat Noir just below Mazza Gallerie on Wisconsin is very good French.

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            Jeserf Jan 1, 2012 05:01 PM

            I would say Dino or Lia's (Chevy Chase). I think Dino has better food, but Lia's is a little more "upscale" in decor, and also a little less.....intimidating (?) to those who aren't as adventurous. It's very good food - both places are, just in a different way.

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              bcarter3 Jan 1, 2012 03:20 PM

              Brasserie Monte Carlo in Bethesda is charming. Every meal I've had there has been excellent.

              http://www.brasseriemontecarlo.com/in...

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                cambridgeMike Jan 1, 2012 12:51 PM

                dino would be a great pic for an italian restaurant. cleveland park is very easy to get around and not far at all from CC

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                  dining with doc Jan 1, 2012 04:53 PM

                  2nd Dino for Italian
                  Le Ferme is a nice country French restaurant in Chevy Chase
                  Bistro Du Coin is a French Bistro in dupont circle are
                  Mussel Bar is a Belgian bistro mussel restaurant in Bethesda
                  Le Mannequan Pis is a belgian bistro in Olney

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