Restaurants in Bethesda

Half Off at The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Bethesda

Bethesda

$30 $15

(31)

Globetrotting wine selection pairs with Latin American cuisine fusing Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine influences

Up to 42% Off French Mediterranean Food at Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

$92 $54

(172)

French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

Lebanese Taverna Restaurant – Up to 50% Off

Bethesda

$20 $10

(263)

Green-herb sauce enhances grilled lamb sharhat and lemon-cilantro-arak sauce washes over shrimp amid colored glass lanterns

Chef Tony’s Restaurant – Up to 44% Off Brunch

Bethesda

$43.80 $25

(185)

A chef dedicated to sustainable cooking regularly rotates the menu to feature seafood and fresh ingredients

Up to 45% Off Indian Cuisine at Indique Heights

Bethesda

$40 $24

Indian cuisine such as rice puff with noodles and tandoori small plates with shrimp, chicken, or lamb

Up to 53% Off Portuguese Cuisine at Tavira

Chevy Chase

$15 $7

(229)

Fragrant stews, marinated steaks, and fresh seafood dishes introduce palates to the rich culinary history of Portugal

Up to 40% Off Spanish Food at 100 Montaditos

Bethesda

$15 $9

(48)

In the tradition of tapas, small sandwiches filled with Spanish ham, veggies, or dozens of other options let you try a little of everything

$10 for Indian and Nepalese Food at Shangri-La

Shangri-La

$20 $10

(69)

Chefs roast marinated meats and organic veggies in a clay tandoor oven, simmer piquant Nepalese curries, and roll out fluffy loaves of naan

40% Off American Cuisine at The Woodside Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Six decades of made-to-order chocolate pancakes, cheesy meatball subs, and bacon-topped burgers with unlimited trips to the pickle bar

Half Off West African Food at Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

$24 $12

(32)

West African dishes such as curry goat and traditional stews at a small eatery named for a beloved Cameroonian soccer star

Half Off at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Silver Spring

$30 $15

(21)

Eatery serves classic vegetarian, lamb and beef dishes alongside injera bread in a community increasingly known for Ethiopian food

49% Off Vegan Cuisine at Vegetable Garden

Rossmoor

$40 $21

(8)

Asian-inspired vegan specialties include general tso's veggie chicken made with tofu, butternut squash bisque, and spicy seaweed salad

45% Off Italian Food at Assaggi Osteria

Mc Lean

$40 $22

(50)

Italian chef Domenico Cornacchia creates authentic food in trattoria-style eatery with raves from Viva Tysons and Washingtonian

47% Off Gastropub Fare at Drafting Table

Logan Circle - 14th Street

$30 $16

(97)

Small, well-executed plates of fried pickles, croque monsieur, and bacon wrapped dates pair well with craft beers and wine

40% Off Sushi and Asian-Fusion Meal at Fujimar Restaurant

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$97 $58

Sashimi-grade, sustainable seafood such as flaky, buttery Hawaiian mero fish shipped in fresh from the West Coast pairs with house wine

Up to 44% Off Subway Sandwiches

Subway

$19.58 $11

Freshly baked bread holds tasty ingredients such as meatballs, turkey breast, provolone cheese, and vegetables

Up to $36 Off Latin American Cuisine at Rumba Cafe

Adams Morgan

$40 $22

(118)

Guests share Latin American tapas such as arepas, mofongo, and patacon rumba

Up to a 43% Off Belgian Meal with Draft Beers at Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

$68 $39

The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and Belgian-style fries amid red drapes and exposed brick

40% Off at Pizza Mart

Adams Morgan

$10 $6

Chefs dish out famous jumbo slices, along with standard-sized pizzas topped with ingredients like roasted garlic, spinach, and feta

Up to 47% Off Asian Cuisine at Absolute Noodle

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $16

(53)

Asian restaurant specializing in noodle dishes such as shrimp tempura, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach tossed with fettuccine

45% Off at Tsunami Sushi & Lounge

Logan Circle - Shaw

$40 $22

Fresh crab, tuna, and salmon shine in inventive maki rolls alongside grilled Japanese dishes at a chic nightlife destination

Half Off Italian Mediterranean Cuisine at Lillies Restaurant and Bar

Lillies Cafe

$30 $15

(46)

Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

45%Off Ramen Dinner for Two at TAAN Noodles

Adams Morgan

$44 $24

(67)

Enjoy appetizers such as shrimp rolls or spicy squid salad, plus bowls of duck confit, vegan, or pork belly ramen and a choice of dessert

Half Off New American Cuisine at Pound The Hill

Capitol Hill

$30 $15

(129)

Gourmet meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes pair with craft beers and boutique wines amidst exposed brick walls and soft lighting

Half Off at Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

(67)

Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

Up to 52% Off Indian Cuisine at Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $15

(125)

Amid orange walls, Indian eatery's cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

Up to 52% Off a Cherry Blossom Dinner or Brunch at Mezè

Adams Morgan

$86 $49

(166)

Celebrate DC's cherry-blossom blooms with a themed tasting menu, or eat and drink as much as you desire at a two-hour brunch

40% Off Indian Food at Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

52% Off Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

$22.75 $11

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

Half Off Classic Diner Food at American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

$12 $6

(101)

Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

Up to 45% Off Indian Cuisine at Indique

Cleveland Park

$40 $22

(553)

Inventive Indian dishes include tandoori salmon, grilled lamb chops marinated with house spices, and soft breads served with vegetable stew

Up to 60% Off at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar 

H Street - NoMa

$189 $79

(117)

Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

Up to 51% Off a Sandwich Meal at White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$26.26 $13

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

49% Off Beverages

Washington

$19.75 $10

Café pours out espresso, crafts lattes using organic and soy milks, and blends fruit smoothies

Up to 59% Off Soul Food at Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

$68 $30

(74)

Southern-style feasts of fried fish, chicken and waffles, and grits served in a cozy lounge space with patio seating and a full-service bar

Up to 52% Off Ethiopian Cuisine at Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

$24 $12

(14)

Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

50% Off Brunch and Drinks at fed Restaurant

Adams Morgan

$60 $29.99

Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys; unlimited upscale American brunch made with locally sourced, organic ingredients, plus live music

Half Off Indian Food at Aatish on the Hill

Capitol Hill

$6 $3

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $15

(20)

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

45% Off at Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

$50 $27.50

(220)

Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Uptown Tap House

Washington

$40 $22

(81)

As 20 HD TVs play the latest sports in the dining room, the pub’s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food

Shaw's Tavern – Up to 50% Off Gastropub Cuisine 

U Street - Cardozo

$50 $25

(207)

Brick walls and rustic wood accents surround feasts of Angus burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, sweet St. Louis ribs, and jambalaya risotto

Up to 50% Off Twist Restaurant and Lounge

Georgetown

$20 $10

Miniature beef Wellington crowns tables with house-made mushroom ravioli & crab cakes in lemon grain mustard sauce in chic hotel dining room

Up to 47% Off at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Adams Morgan

$30 $16

(579)

Authentic Ethiopian décor surrounds diners as they use flat injera bread to scoop up traditional stew-like dishes that vary in spiciness

Up to 31% Off Burgers or Brunch

U Street

$56.45 $39

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

Up to 51% Off Tapas and Sangria at Panache Restaurant

Panache

$79.80 $39

(161)

Crab croquettes, scallop ceviche, and petite filet mignon are served next to refreshing sangria at eatery with bold red-and-white décor

45% Off Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(166)

Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

Up to 60% Off Italian Dinner or Lunch at Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

$169 $69

(166)

An award-winning chef recreates Tuscan flavors from her family's Italian-style trattoria

Up to 50% Off Wings at DC Wings

Washington

$20 $11

Jumbo traditional wings and boneless wings served by the pound and coated in such sauces as hot garlic, citrus chipotle, and Mouth on Fire

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon

Paper Moon

$40 $22

(276)

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

40% Off at Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(356)

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

50% Off Latin American Cuisine and Margaritas at El Tamarindo

Adams Morgan

$40 $20

(202)

Authentic Salvadoran pupusas and tamales served with other Latin American dishes in a colorful, lively setting

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Pines of Florence

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

Cooks stir housemade pasta, stuff sub sandwiches with meatballs and eggplant, and deep-fry calamari appetizers

$10 for Afghan Cuisine at Afghan Kabob House

Colonial Village

$15 $10

Charcoal-grilled kebabs with halal meats including marinated lamb, ground beef, and boneless chicken breast

50% Off Middle Eastern Cuisine at Darna Restaurant

Arlington

$40 $20

(34)

Middle Eastern cuisine from a variety of countries offers traditional meals of lamb, ground beef, and spice rice

Half Off American Food at Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

$50 $25

In a sophisticated setting with two plasma TVs, diners down flatbread sandwiches, brawny burgers, and omelets

Half Off International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

$10 $5

(4)

Various dishes such as orange chicken, Vietnamese pho noodle soup, hot wings, salad bar, pasta, and hot and cold sandwiches

50% Off Italian Food at Toscana Grill

Arlington

$30 $15

(103)

Northern Italian dishes crafted with local produce and herbs

50% Off Persian Cuisine at Kabob Bazaar

Clarendon

$30 $15

(158)

Lamb, beef, and swordfish kebabs served with Persian appetizers, side dishes, and homemade desserts

Up to 43% Off Modern American Fare at The Curious Grape

Arlington

$40 $23

(123)

Pan-roasted sea scallops, chorizo albino steamed clams, and beef short ribs blend international culinary practices with seasonal ingredients

Up to 53% Off Italian Meal for Two at Pines of Italy

Arlington Heights

$37.95 $18

(29)

Gnocchi with meat sauce, fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmesan, and other Italian favorites in a family-friendly atmosphere

Half Off American Food at Cesar's Diner

Arlington

$40 $20

(68)

Stop in for an afternoon bite of staples such as bacon cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, club sandwiches, and pulled pork

Up to 46% Off Thai Food at Bangkok Bistro at Ballston

Ashton Heights

$30 $17

(122)

Chefs craft thai dishes such as panang curry with salmon and tiger shrimp with choice of spice levels

45% Off Italian Food at Deli Italiano Gourmet Pizza & Subs

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(58)

Scents of melted mozzarella and seasoned meats beckon diners to specialty pizzas, fresh salads, and an array of subs and sandwiches

Up to 47% Off Chinese Food at Bob's Shanghai 66

Rockville

$30 $16

Sichuan-style beef noodles, fried flounder with dry hot peppers, and lauded XLB, or pork soup dumplings

$11 for Pizza at Planet Pizza and Subs

East Rockville

$20 $11

Eatery whips up homemade Italian eats, including baked ziti, eggplant parm, and build-your-own-pizza; subs include lamb and Philly steak

Baja Fresh—Up to 45% Off

Central Rockville

$20 $11

Flame-grilled flavors of never-frozen chicken and steak fill tacos, burritos, and taquitos made to order with farm-fresh ingredients

50% Off Indian Food at The Bukhara

North Potomac

$40 $20

(19)

Classics such as samosas, tandoori shrimp, and chicken korma; unique dishes include kulcha bread stuffed with goat cheese and chilies

Up to 48% Off at Frozen Dairy Bar and Boardwalk Pizza

Falls Church

$41.45 $22

(124)

Salad and chicken wings join hand-tossed New York–style pizzas

Up to 51% Off at Sea Side Crab House

Falls Church

$32.48 $17

Meals for two or four include spring rolls and fried rice or wok-tossed entrees, such as crab fried rice; cooked crawfish also available

Up to 44% Off Shellfish at New Orleans Cajun Seafood

Seven Corners

$19.50 $11

(52)

Fresh clams or mussels with soup or salad, or one or two dozen oysters

Half Off at Italian Cafe

Falls Church

$40 $20

(48)

Chefs whip up pizzas, 12 oz. portions of Angus steak, and mussels over linguine

45% Off at Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

$20 $11

(17)

The menu spans fish and paneer curries, tandoor dishes, and meat-filled platters such as lamb vindaloo

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches and Pub Grub at Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

(10)

Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

Half Off Sandwiches and Salads at New York Deli

North College Park

$10 $5

(25)

New York–style sandwiches, housemade chicken salads, falafel, and wraps made with local pita bread

Up to 60% Off at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

College Park

$15 $7

(37)

3-course dinner begins with mixed-seafood ceviche followed by broiled tilapia & shrimp; lunch items include chicken fajitas & giant burritos

42% Off Ethiopian Cuisine at Sheba Restaurant and Bar

Canton

$47.93 $28

Guests scoop up a variety of spiced and stewed meats and veggies with special spongy flat bread

43% Off Indian Cuisine at Curry Mantra 3

Vienna

$30 $17

Traditional Indian dishes that incorporate a variety of different curries and entrees cooked in charcoal tandoori ovens

48% Off Indian Cuisine at Diya Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet

Tysons Central 7

$80 $42

(35)

Classic Indian cuisine dishes and specialties slow roasted over slow fire in sealed clay pots in 200-year-old Dumpukht style

Select Local Merchants

Cooking began as a hobby for Reda Asaad. Along with his wife Nadia, the local Arabic teacher would often host barbecues for friends and students, feeding the masses with dishes such as his signature grilled chicken with a marinade of aromatic Middle Eastern spices. After friends and students alike continued to insist that the couple open a restaurant and share their recipes with the public, the Asaads founded Bistro LaZeez. They never lost sight of their cuisine’s backyard barbecue roots, though. As Reda explained to The Washington Post, “what I cook in the restaurant is what I cook at home.”

Garlic, coriander, cilantro, turmeric, and cardamom appear throughout the menu and reinforce its Mediterranean and Middle Eastern origins. In addition to roasting kebabs, all-natural lamb and tender beef, Reda still prepares his signature antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken dishes, which helped Bistro LaZeez earn a nod on Bethesda Magazine's 2013 list of 25 Favorite Ethnic Restaurants as well as win the magazine's 2010 award for Best Grilled Chicken. The selection also includes vegetarian items—such as traditional falafel and hummus—as well as a number of gluten-free dishes.

Although the menu is steeped in classic, homespun tradition, Bistro LaZeez’s dining room appears to embrace a more modern ambiance, complete with clean lines and a simple color scheme. Dark walnut chairs and olive green banquettes flank the room’s tables, which complement the neutral earth tones of the walls. Three small crystal chandeliers hang above the booth-lined wall, casting their light across the white marble bar and the sandy tiled floors.

8009 Norfolk Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

To say Capital Teas’ founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle’s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather’s tea. Manelle’s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store’s tasting stations to explain each flavor’s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples—which are brewed fresh daily—while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

4806 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

4839 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.

Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.

4827 Fairmont Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

Blue 44 is the go-to spot for a moderately-priced, dependable meal in Washington’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. Already considered one of the area’s best restaurants despite its 2011 arrival date, the classic upscale American menu here is versatile without being huge. For appetizers, tackle a pierogi, claw through some lobster mac ‘n’ cheese or down duck confit eggrolls. For something light, there are several options for soup and salad, and sandwiches range from raved-about burgers to crab cakes to a Pittsburgh cheese steak, courtesy of the owner’s Western Pennsylvania heritage. The ample dining room is bathed in dark tones, with a textured tile ceiling and lots of tall, stiff-backed booths. Chandeliers light the main eating area dimly, while simple photographs and painted brick touches fill out the style. Sneak back to the small hooded bar for a drink; there are only a few seats, but the drinks are worth standing for.

5507 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Surprising as it sounds, tasty, fresh-baked bagels are hard to come by in Washington, DC. Thank goodness for Pumpernickels Bagelry & Delicatessen, located in the city’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. Sure, the place serves pizza, sandwiches and cold side salads, but the star of the show is the bagel – toasted, served with a schmear, or as the basis for a breakfast sandwich. Pumpernickels offers the usual suspects, including poppy, cheddar cheese, onion and rye, but also creates fresh blueberry bagels, sun-dried tomato bagels and, of course, pumpernickel bagels. They serve some kosher meats, and vegetarian options include a breakfast scramble made with tofu. Further guilt-free options extend into lunch, with meatless versions of meatball and parmesan subs and a vegan BLT. Grab one of the few outdoor tables or plan on taking your meal to go; this is a tiny operation, light on amenities and short on space.

5504 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US