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Feb 7, 2012 08:28 PM

Bethesda visit this week - need some quick current rec's

All the Bethesda threads seem dated.

I am hoping to get a few ideas for eats - staying for a few days and will be stationed at the Hilton Garden Inn - Bethesda

Will have a car - so could venture further than Bethesda
- but would prefer to walk or take the metro - It looks like will be on the red line

Not interested in high end dinners this trip - just some solid pub, bistro or ethnic spots without breaking the bank


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  1. I love Mia's Pizza in Bethesda.

    1. I had a good lunch recently at Divino's (walking distance) and have always enjoyed meals at Passage to India on Cordell (not all that far).

      1. Bistro Lazeez on Norfolk has very good Mediterranean food. Olazzo (also on Norfolk) has fabulous lunch sandwiches (Italian). I second Mia's Pizza. Blacks Bar and Kitchen has nice Happy hour specials. I went to Mussel Bar for dinner (over by Pentagon Row)--was good but they don't take reservations and place fills up.

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        1. re: Milocat1

          I think you mean Bethesda Row, not Pentagon Row -- just pointing it out so as not to confuse the OP.

            1. re: dracisk

              Yes! Have done that more than once. Thanks for catching it

            1. Great suggestions above, I highly second Passage to India, had a great meal there recently. Also would suggest Freddy's Lobster and Clams which is really good.

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              1. re: ktmoomau

                I'm curious about Shangri La, but there are no recs here on Chow. It gets good reviews on Yelp and is close to the Hilton Garden Inn.

                Also close is Ruth's Chris, which ain't cheap.